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BBC extends Scottish League Cup deal

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has extended its rights deal for the Scottish League Cup football competition until 2016.

Four games from the competition will be televised live on BBC Scotland in each of the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

The rights agreement also covers highlights packages for television, online clips and streaming of selected live matches on the iPlayer on-demand service.

The first round of a tournament the BBC has broadcast exclusively since 2004 takes place on August 3 this season.

It will be the first Scottish League Cup overseen by the Scottish Professional Football League after the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League merged to establish the new body.