SPFL extends BBC domestic TV rights and Infront overseas agency deal until 2029

July 18 – The Scottish Premier League (SPFL) has  agreed multi-year extensions to its BBC broadcast deal and with Infront, for its international TV rights sales. 

The BBC Scotland agreement, which was due to expire in summer 2025, will now run until to summer 2029, terminating at the same time as the live broadcast contract with Sky Sports.

The BBC’s rights will cover the cinch Premiership TV highlights on Sportscene, 20 live Friday night games on the BBC Scotland channel, radio rights on BBC Radio Scotland, and extensive clip rights.

Infront have sold the SPFL to overseas broadcasters since 2018 and will continue to do so until 2029 with the contract including a buyout agreement from summer 2025. SPFL matches are broadcast in more than 150 countries with new deals recently signed in Japan and South Korea for live matches.

The SPFL said the renewed “contracts will see a considerable increase in the values paid for SPFL rights”.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “The strong interest we received during the recent competitive tendering process underlines the increasing demand from broadcasters for the excitement and drama of the SPFL.

“These contracts come on the back of record fee payments to the 42 SPFL clubs announced in the past year and, alongside our recently extended record agreement with Sky Sports, will play a major role in strengthening the financial future of the SPFL.”

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