SPFL awards rights ahead of new season

The Scottish Professional Football League, which operates the top four divisions in Scotland, has awarded rights to the BBC Scotland division of the UK public-service broadcaster and commercial broadcaster STV.

According to the Herald newspaper, BBC Scotland has acquired additional rights for television highlights, online clips and radio commentary of second-tier Championship matches for the next two seasons, from 2014-15 to 2015-16.

STV has acquired online and television clip rights, although the length of the deal was not confirmed.

Radio rights were also awarded to the Bauer Group media company.