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Sky Sports and BT Sport Scottish Premiership rights: Who’s got which games?

Sky and BT signed deals that will continue top flight Scottish Premier League coverage until the end of the 2019/20 season. 

SPFL fans will be able to get up to 30 of the same games from either Sky Sports or BT Sport from now until 2020. Sky currently broadcasts up to 25 matches a season while BT Sport shows a maximum of 30 games. 

The new deals do however see BT Sport showing up to six end of season play off games. Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “Over the past two seasons BT Sport has established a fantastic connection to Scottish football, with growing audiences for our televised coverage.

Related: How to get Sky Sports, BT Sport and how to get the best deals“With the addition of the popular end-of-season Play-Offs, BT Sport looks forward to serving Scottish football fans for the next five years with regular league coverage.”

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports added: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with the SPFL, taking our coverage of Scottish football to almost 30 years with this deal. 

“The SPFL is a major part of our unrivalled football schedule, in addition to the Scottish Cup and Scotland’s UEFA Euro 2016 and FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers.” 

Sky won the rights to show Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 qualifiers for the British Home Nations and Republic of Ireland teams back in 2013. 

Sky Sports costs £22.50/month along with a Sky TV bundle, which start at £20/month. 

Subscribers who want to watch Sky Sports matches in HD will need to sign up for the HD Pack (£5.25/month) along with the Family Bundle (£36/month) for a grand total of £66.75/month. 

Sky TV subscriptions come with a 500GB Sky+HD set-top box as standard but if you want more recording space, you can get a 2TB Sky+HD box for a £149 set-up fee. 

Related: AMC from BT arrives on Sky and BT TV programme guidesThe BT Sport Pack costs £5/month with BT TV, which starts at £0/month for an entry-level service which gives you a driveless YouView box, and requires a BT Broadband service, which starts at £5/month plus line rental (£17.99/month at the standard rate) for a basic 10GB capped ADSL service (download speeds of up to 17Mbps). 

You can get a set-top box with a 500GB or 1TB drive with the Entertainment Plus (£7.50/month) and Entertainment Ultra HD (£15/month) services. 

Customers who are only bothered about football can currently save a fiver a month by getting BT Sport Lite – which gives you just BT Sport 1, BT’s home of Scottish Premiership coverage – for no extra cost. 

If you want BT Sport in HD, you’ll need to have a BT Infinity FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) service. These start at £10/month for a 40GB capped up to 38Mbps service plus line rental. The HD Extra pack costs an additional £4/month. 

You can also get BT Sport with Sky TV for an extra £5/month if you take BT Broadband or £19.99/month if you don’t. Either way, BT Sport channels in HD will cost you an extra £4/month. 

 

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