Sky Sports is only broadcaster to offer live coverage of Scottish Premiership, with up to 48 games; Ally McCoist, Darren Fletcher, John Hartson new pundits
Wednesday 29 July 2020 06:05, UK
Sky Sports - the new home of Scottish football - has announced its plans ahead of the Scottish Premiership season, which returns this weekend, with Eilidh Barbour presenting coverage of up to 48 live matches.
Regular analyst Kris Boyd will be joined by James McFadden and three new faces on the Sky Sports Scottish Premiership team. Former Rangers, St Johnstone and Kilmarnock striker Ally McCoist, former Scotland and Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, and former Celtic striker John Hartson will all be part of the Sky coverage throughout the campaign.
Ian Crocker and Andy Walker will both provide the commentary.
Sky Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of the Scottish Premiership in the UK and Ireland, with up to 48 games available on the home of Scottish football, as Celtic aim to make history and win a tenth consecutive title. During the 2020/21 season - the first of a five-year exclusive contract - every Saturday goal will be shown first on Sky Sports News at 6pm each weekend.
This season, Sky Sports has added a number of new features to enhance the viewing experience, including Sky Sports' 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.
Fans of Scottish football will also be able to catch up on all the news and latest talking points via a new podcast, in addition to the regular Sky Sports digital and social channels where they can see all the highlights and biggest talking points. The podcast, presented by Crocker with regulars Boyd and Walker, will cover all the top topics from Scottish football from the week, as well as answering viewer questions.
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 August 1 on the home of Scottish football."
The opening round of fixtures on Sky Sports sees champions Celtic start at home to Hamilton, while Steven Gerrard's Rangers travel to Aberdeen and Ross County take on Motherwell.
Celtic fixtures | Rangers fixtures | Motherwell fixtures | Aberdeen fixtures | Livingston fixtures | St Johnstone fixtures | Hibs fixtures | Kilmarnock fixtures | St Mirren fixtures | Ross County fixtures | Hamilton fixtures | Dundee United fixtures
Sat Aug 1: Aberdeen vs Rangers - 12.30pm
Sun Aug 2: Celtic vs Hamilton - 4.30pm
Mon Aug 3: Ross County vs Motherwell - 7.45pm
Sat Aug 8: St Johnstone vs Aberdeen - 12.30pm
Sun Aug 9: Kilmarnock vs Celtic - 4.30pm
Tue Aug 11: Dundee Utd vs Hibernian - 6pm
Wed Aug 12: St Mirren vs Celtic - 6pm
Sat Aug 15: Hibernian vs Motherwell - 5.30pm
Sun Aug 16: Livingston vs Rangers - 4.30pm
Sat Aug 22: Dundee Utd vs Celtic - 5.30pm
Sun Aug 23: St Johnstone vs Hibernian - 4.30pm