John Hartson and Ally McCoist will front Sky Sports coverage to the new Scottish football season which includes Celtic’s home match against Hamilton on Sunday.
Kris Boyd and James McFadden will remain part of the team but there is no place for Kris Commons who returned to the Nottingham area last year. Ian Crocker and Andy Walker will remain the main commentary team.
After securing exclusive rights to the SPFL fixtures it was expected that Sky Sports would raid BT for pundits but while they have signed up McCoist there is no place for Chris Sutton, Mikey Stewart, Stephen Craigan or Alex Rae. Eilidh Barbour will be the main presenter with Darren Fletcher joining the team.
Fans will get their first look at the new team on Saturday from Pittodrie before the main event on Sunday when the champions begin their defence at home to Hamilton Accies.
Covering the changes The Sun reports:
Sky have also added a number of new features to enhance the viewing experience, including an augmented sound element.
Sky Sports Crowds offers viewers the chance to watch games with added crowd noise, as matches continue to be played behind closed doors following the coronavirus outbreak.
Sky Sports Director of Football Gary Hughes said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring our customers comprehensive and exclusive coverage of the Scottish Premiership in this, the first year of a five-year contract. It promises to be a thrilling season and we can’t wait to get going on 1st August on the home of Scottish football.”
BT Sport will have exclusive coverage of the Europa League and Champions League from the group phase onwards.