SPFL to be shown in 119 territories as part of new broadcasting deals

Scottish football has strengthened its plans for expansion, with the unveiling of a host of new overseas broadcast agreements.

The announcement means that fans in the USA, Canada, China and Russia will be able to continue viewing the best action from the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), Betfred Cup and IRN-BRU Cup.

The new deals include USA, Canada, China, Russia, India, Ukraine and various countries across Europe.

In October last year, a new broadcast deal to show SPFL matches was agreed with global broadcaster beIN SPORTS, after the SPFL terminated its previous overseas agreement with MP & Silva.

The beIN SPORTS deal ensured Scottish football would be shown in Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and North Africa until at least June 2020.

Neil Doncaster, SPFL chief executive, commented: “Interest in Scottish football is growing both domestically and around the world. This is reflected in our new global agreements, as well as in our recent ground-breaking broadcast deals in the UK and Ireland.

“We have been working extremely hard to secure new overseas broadcast deals since our previous agreement was terminated last year, so it’s pleasing to deliver new deals in a number of key territories across the globe.

“We will continue our efforts to deliver more overseas broadcast deals so that more fans than ever before can enjoy our game, wherever they’re based.”