Sky holds negotiations over SPFL rights extension

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has held “extremely positive” talks to extend its rights deal with the Scottish Professional Football League, according to the Daily Express.

The UK newspaper said chief executive Neil Doncaster and other SPFL officials held “high-powered talks” with Sky executives over a new deal.

Sky and pay-television rival BT Sport currently share rights to Scottish football under a three-season deal reportedly worth around £21m (€23.9m/$29.3m) per year that is due to expire following the 2019-20 campaign.

BT Sport held talks with the SPFL, which operates Scotland’s Premiership, Championship, League 1 and League 2 divisions, last month.