The SPFL has struck a new five-year deal worth eight figures with Premier Sports to screen 20 live Scottish Premiership matches each season, starting from this summer. 

This means that up to 80 Scottish Premiership matches could be shown live during the 2024/25 season when the new contract is added to the existing arrangement with Sky Sports, recently extended to allow the broadcaster to show up to 60 live games from the Scottish top flight each season starting next season. 

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SPFL group chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “This is tremendous news for SPFL clubs and supporters alike and means that up to 80 Premiership matches will be broadcast live next season across Sky Sports and Premier Sports.

"This will be the highest number of live matches ever broadcast from the Scottish Premiership. With Premier Sports already having the rights to the Premier Sports Cup and Scottish Cup, they have cemented their place as a key broadcaster of live Scottish football.

“We are extremely grateful to Premier Sports for their increased investment into the game, which will bring an additional eight-figure sum into Scottish football over the next five years, meaning further record-breaking payments to clubs.”

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Premier Sports, formerly Viaplay, also has the rights to the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup among other competitions, and sponsors the League Cup. Hibs' first televised fixture this season will be their Group C fixture against Queen's Park at 7.45pm on Tuesday, July 16, which will be shown live on Premier Sports. 

The Edinburgh derby with city rivals Hearts has been overlooked by broadcasters in recent seasons but the new deal means five live games will be staged at Easter Road and with the overall number of games increasing, Hibs are likely to feature more regularly on TV.

Premier Sports founder Michael O’Rourke said he was 'delighted' to strengthen the broadcaster's Scottish football programme 'at a hugely exciting time for Scottish football at club and international level'.

He added: “The addition of the Scottish Premiership means we are showing more Scottish football than ever before and we’re looking forward to broadcasting games and storylines from one of Europe’s most exciting and passionate league for the next five years."