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Sky Sports scores Ladbrokes Premiership deal

The broadcaster has secured a new agreement with the Scottish Professional Football League

Sky Sports will become the home of live Ladbrokes Premiership football from 2020, after securing a new five-year deal with the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL).

The agreement comes after the SPFL held talks over rights deals with various broadcasters last month.

Sky Sports Football will show up to 48 live Ladbrokes Premiership matches every season, along with the Premiership/Championship play-offs.

Sky Sports customers will also receive in game clips and highlights delivered straight to their device.

Viewing figures for Ladbrokes Premiership games on Sky Sports this year saw an 87 per cent increase on last year.

Barney Francis, Sky Sports managing director, said: “This is a hugely exciting time for Scottish football – something that has been reflected in the number of fans tuning in to watch on Sky Sports.

“With more games, in game clips and highlights of every single Ladbrokes Premiership clash, fans won’t miss a minute,” he added.