SPFL announce first batch of televised matches

THE SPFL have announced the first batch of Scottish football league matches that shall be shown live on television.

The first two meetings between Hibs and Rangers will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The league had previously announced changes for games on the first weekend of the season but have now extended the schedule to November 1.

The first two matches between Hibs and Rangers in the Scottish Championship have been moved to the Sunday for 12.30 kick-offs. Sky Sports will be broadcasting both of those games.

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The same goes for the first two meetings between Celtic and Aberdeen with the difference that those contests have been moved to an early Saturday kick-off for the Sky cameras.

St Mirren’s trip to Rangers will be the first Friday night clash of the new season.

The time slot is dominated by second tier games in August with Morton v St Mirren and Falkirk v Dumbarton covered live by BBC Alba.

The top flight sees its first Friday night game in September when Hearts travel to Inverness CT on the 11th.

Read the full list here.