CBS Sports Becomes U.S. Home of Scottish Professional Football League
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Multi-Platform Deal Includes at Least 85 Matches Annually Through 2024-2025 from cinch Premiership, cinch Championship and Premier Sports Cup
Matches to Air across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network Beginning July 31
CBS Sports and Infront today announced a multi-year agreement for CBS Sports and Paramount+ to become the exclusive U.S. home of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). CBS Sports will present at least 85 matches annually through 2024-2025 from the cinch Premiership - the top division of the SPFL - as well as the second-division cinch Championship and the Premier Sports Cup.
Coverage begins on Saturday, July 31, with select matches throughout the deal streaming exclusively on Paramount+, ViacomCBS' subscription streaming service, and others airing exclusively on CBS Sports Network. As part of the multi-platform deal, CBS Sports will feature every Old Firm match between Rangers and Celtic, as well as a weekly program with highlights from across the league.
"We are looking forward to presenting the action from the Scottish Professional Football League, highlighted by the iconic Old Firm rivalry," said Dan Weinberg, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. "The SPFL is an elite soccer league and a key addition in our growing portfolio of global soccer rights, and we are excited to capitalize on our digital and cable platforms to bring these matches to fans across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network."
"This deal with CBS Sports will ensure that even more football fans across the world will have access to our competitions," said Neil Doncaster, SPFL chief executive. "This is great news for Scottish football and a strong indication of the continuing appeal that our game holds on the global stage.
Paramount+, a leading destination for U.S. soccer fans, now features more than 2,000 live matches each year. The extensive portfolio of soccer properties includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League; NWSL; The Women's Cup; Concacaf national team competitions including coverage of the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams (Men's World Cup Qualifiers, Women's World Cup Qualifiers, Men's Nations League and Women's Nations League); Italy's Serie A; Argentina's Liga Profesional de Fútbol; Brazil's Campeonato Brasileirão Série A; and AFC competitions (AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar, AFC Champions League, AFC Women's Asian Cup and AFC Asian Cup).
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, DirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
CBS Sports Digital will also provide additional coverage throughout the season on a variety of platforms, including CBSSports.com, the CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news service.
Additional coverage details for future matches will be announced on a rolling basis.
Match Schedule through September
Saturday, July 31: Rangers vs. Livingston 8:30 AM, ET Paramount+ Heart of Midlothian vs. Celtic 3:00 PM ET Paramount+
Sunday, Aug. 1: Motherwell vs. Hibernian 11:30 AM, ET Paramount+
Monday, Aug. 2: Kilmarnock vs. Ayr United 2:45 PM, ET Paramount+
Saturday, Aug. 7: Dundee United vs. Rangers 7:30 AM, ET CBS Sports Network
Friday, Aug. 20: Raith Rovers vs. Dunfermline 2:45 PM, ET Paramount+
Sunday, Aug. 22: Dundee FC vs. Hibernian 7:00 AM, ET CBS Sports Network
Sunday, Aug. 29: Rangers vs. Celtic 7:00 AM, ET CBS Sports Network
Saturday, Sept. 11: St. Johnstone vs. Rangers 7:30 AM, ET CBS Sports Network
Sunday, Sept. 12: Heart of Midlothian vs. Hibernian 7:00 AM, ET Paramount+
Sunday, Sept. 19: Dundee United vs. Dundee FC 7:00 AM, ET Paramount+
Sunday, Sept. 26: St. Mirren vs. Aberdeen 7:00 AM, ET Paramount+
July 29, 2021 9:00am ET by CBS