Sky Sports are about to ‘blow BT Sport out of the water with a whopping £30m/year deal’ for Scottish football.
According to a report in The Sun, which is part of Rupert Murdoch’s empire that includes Sky Television, the offer is set to hand Sky Sports exclusive coverage of Scottish football.
Currently Sky Sports and BT Sport pay a combined £21m/year for SPFL football splitting the rights to 60 live matches..
That deal runs out at the end of the 2019/20 season with Sky poised to take control.
They have lined up a three-year TV rights deal worth a whopping £30m-plus per season, blowing BT Sport out of the picture.
They would take over coverage of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership from the 2020-21 campaign.
And it could leave fierce rival BT Sport with NOTHING.
The deal would see Sky Sports claiming at least 60 matches a season, including the coveted four Old Firm derbies, plus end of season Premiership play-offs.
The current five year contract is one of the worst deals in Europe with the league champions picking up around £3m for winning the title as part of their cut which includes broadcast and sponsorship money.
Raising that deal from £21m in 2015 to £30m in 2020 isn’t much of an improvement with others speculating that £50m/year would be a fairer price for 60 live matches.
Facebook and Amazon have been linked with making a bid for Scottish football but with the tender process ending in October details of the new deal are expected to be announced shortly.
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