As we discussed earlier today, BT Sport are set to bid for exclusive rights to show SPFL games in coming seasons, a move that could see a record amount of money received for TV rights in Scottish football.
Currently coverage is split between Sky Sports and BT Sports with the former holding the rights to screen each Old Firm derby.
The general perception in Scotland is that BT have refreshed and revitalised the coverage of the game, bringing a new positive slant to broadcasts of games North of the border.
With the likes of Chris Sutton and Stephen Craigan on hand, they’ve brought personality too, and that duo can often be seen bickering week to week on the channel, much to the delight of supporters nationwide.
That may be why supporters have taken to Twitter today to share their support for BT’s plans, many hoping that matches on Sky are a thing of the past…
— fitbafan (@fitbafan) March 16, 2017
— David (@huddlebhoy) March 16, 2017
@Record_Sport delighted to hear it, the Sky Sports coverage of Scottish football is shockingly poor
— John Digney (@DigDig77) March 16, 2017
Hope the rumours about BT pushing Sky out of the SPFL by securing exclusive rights are true and that they pay a decent whack for it.
— Pie and Bovril (@pieandbov) March 16, 2017
@pieandbov hopefully goes through sooner rather than later. BT take their SPFL coverage much more seriously, which stands them out
— Scott Killen (@ScottKillen88) March 16, 2017
@Record_Sport As long as they dont employ McCannWalker then this is great news. Sky give nothing to the viewers of SPFL. BT miles ahead.
— Alan McDonald (@Allymac35) March 16, 2017
Glad BT are bidding for sole rights of Scottish football. Hopefully get it so I'll never have to suffer Sky's pathetic commentary again
— •aidan• (@aidankidd_) March 16, 2017
Hope BT get the sole rights to Scottish football, Sky is brutal
— James Campbell (@underagemaddog) March 16, 2017