TV dates and times for opening fixtures of season announced

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths opens the scoring against Hearts in a 2-0 win in May. Picture: SNS
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths opens the scoring against Hearts in a 2-0 win in May. Picture: SNS
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Celtic’s opening clash of the new SPFL Premiership season against Hearts has been switched to a lunchtime kick off for TV.

The game on Saturday 5 August will now kick-off at 12.30pm and will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Sky will televise two games from the first weekend of the season, with the cameras at Fir Park on Sunday 6 August to see Motherwell host Rangers (kick-off 1.30pm).

BT Sport will then shown Brendan Rodgers’ side in action against Partick Thistle away on Friday 11 August (7.45pm).

Celtic are back on Sky Sports on Saturday 19 August as they travel to Kilmarnock (12.30pm).

Newly-promoted Hibernian’s trip to Dundee will also be screened live by Sky. The match has been moved back to Sunday 27 August and will kick off at 12.30pm.

BT Sport will be in Dingwall on Sunday 27 August to show Ross County v Rangers (3.00pm).

Live Premiership TV games for August

Saturday 5 August, 2017

Ladbrokes Premiership

Celtic v Heart of Midlothian

Live on Sky Sports, kick-off 12.30pm

Sunday 6 August, 2017

Ladbrokes Premiership

Motherwell v Rangers

Live on Sky Sports, kick-off 1.30pm

Friday 11 August, 2017

Ladbrokes Premiership

Partick Thistle v Celtic

Live on BT Sport, kick-off 7.45pm

Saturday 19 August, 2017

Ladbrokes Premiership

Kilmarnock v Celtic

Live on Sky Sports, kick-off 12.30pm

Sunday 27 August, 2017

Ladbrokes Premiership

Dundee v Hibernian

Live on Sky Sports, kick-off 12.30pm

Sunday 27 August, 2017

Ladbrokes Premiership

Ross County v Rangers

Live on BT Sport, kick-off 3.00pm