Fox Soccer Plus gets Scottish US TV rights
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fox Soccer is adding the Scottish Premier League to its schedule to go along with the top leagues of England, Italy and France.
Fox said Tuesday it had reached an agreement to televise the SPL on its Fox Soccer Plus network in the U.S. and Caribbean through the 2013-14 season. Its first game will be between Rangers and Dundee United on Saturday, and it will televise its first the Old Firm derby between Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers on March 25.
Celtic leads Rangers by 25 points. Rangers, who feature Americans Carlos Bocanegra, Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya, have been in turmoil after filing for bankruptcy last month.
FSP plans to televise up to two Scottish matches per week and a half-hour highlights show.