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[07/28/21 - 08:59 AM]
CBS Sports Announces Multi-Year Agreement to Become Exclusive U.S. Home of Scottish Professional Football League
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.

[via press release from CBS Sports]

CBS SPORTS ANNOUNCES MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT TO BECOME EXCLUSIVE U.S. HOME OF SCOTTISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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+

About CBS Sports

CBS Sports, a year-round leader in cross-platform sports coverage, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters(R), PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; soccer, including the UEFA Champions League and NWSL; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports which televises live sports programming throughout the year, including college football and basketball games, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. CBS Sports also delivers an extensive lineup of soccer coverage on Paramount+, including every UEFA club competition match as the exclusive English-language home in the U.S., and produces INSIDE THE NFL for Paramount+. CBS Sports Digital's multi-platform offerings include CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; the 24/7 streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world's biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming's other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage. For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About Infront

Connecting fans and consumers to the greatest sports events, Infront offers everything an event or commercial partner needs to be successful. With a team of around 1,000 experts working from 43 offices across 16 countries around the world, Infront is equipped to tackle any challenge - be it innovative digital solutions, world-class event operations, international media rights distribution, sponsorship sales and activations or cutting-edge media production. Headquartered in Switzerland, Infront is passionate and #AllAboutSports. @infrontsports www.infront.sport.





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