Football on television
BBC Alba kicks off SPFL match day deal
BBC Alba will show 38 SPFL matches in full on Saturday evenings shortly after the games have finished.
The deal, in association with gaelic media service MG Alba and the Glasgow television and web production company Nemeton, means viewers will see the action first on BBC Alba in a 5.30pm slot.
As part of an increased commitment to promote the Scottish game, there will also be enhanced social media exposure on match days.
SPFL match day coverage will be presented by Calum Macaulay with commentary from Alex O’Henley. Also part of the team this season will be Derek Mackay and Hugh Dan Maclennan
BBC Alba will continue to feature selected live coverage over the season from the lower leagues, with a commitment to feature two games from each of the Scottish Championship, League 1 and League 2.
SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “The new teatime slot for showing as-live games, with increased use of digital media to support it, will help give fans even more insight to matches, to clubs and to the stories behind them.”
Nemeton produces other live sports including PRO12 and GAA for TG4 and BBC ALBA and web content for big international brands and sports organisations.
The first match to be shown will be this weekend’s opening clash at Easter Road between Hibernian and Partick Thistle.