Sky Sports will broadcast more Scottish Professional Football League matches following an extension of its agreement with the Scottish Professional Football League.
The four-year extension to the current deal means Sky Sports customers can continue to enjoy the biggest matches from the SPFL live every week of the season until 2029.
As part of the new package Scottish Women’s Premier League fixtures will be carried exclusively live for the first time.
Up to 60 matches will be broadcast each season from 2024/25, with scope to increase further over the terms of the deal.
There will also be a minimum of five SWPL or League Cup matches exclusively live each season from 2022/23, again with scope to increase further during the term.
“Every time we extend our partnership with the Scottish Professional Football League, more football fans are watching,” said Stephen van Rooyen, Sky’s EVP and CEO UK and Europe. “With this latest extension of our long running partnership, Sky Sports customers will continue to be treated to the biggest games and even more live matches. For the first time they will also have access to Scottish Women’s Premier League matches as well, as we look to continue to bring the best football to an even wider audience.”
Free-to-watch highlights of every Scottish Premiership game on Sky Sports’ digital platforms, YouTube, Sky Q and Sky Glass.
The announcement represents a significant financial boost for the Scottish clubs.
“We have much work to do to achieve our target of paying fees to member clubs of £50million per season – but this is an important and significant first step towards that target,” said Scottish Professional Football League CEO Neil Doncaster. “Sky has an unparalleled track record of capturing the spectacle and passion of our sport and this partnership will bring Scottish football’s action-packed drama to an even wider audience.”
Sky Sports screens more than 400 games per season across the SPFL, Premier League, WSL, and EFL.