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​BBC continues to promote Scottish football

BBC Scotland has agreed a new four-year deal with the Scottish Professional Football League to cover matches across television, radio and online.

It will mean enhanced match coverage on the Sportscene programme, additional social media clips and highlights on the BBC Sport website.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: "This is fantastic news for Scottish football fans."

The agreement means that BBC Sport Scotland will continue to provide television and online highlights and live radio commentaries of Scottish Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two matches from season 2016-17.

BBC Scotland head of sport Ewan Angus was also "extremely pleased" to extend the partnership.

"BBC Scotland's main aim was to provide supporters with improved coverage while also ensuring we get value for money for everyone who pays the licence fee," he said.

"We firmly believe this new deal will benefit Scottish football as a whole by enhancing Sportscene's match highlights through increased camera provision and also allowing us to offer footage for fans on social media."

The new BBC contract was approved by Scottish Premiership clubs and the SPFL board.

The announcements follows news earlier this season that Sky Sports and BT Sport will continue to broadcast live Scottish Premiership matches until the end of the 2019-20 season.

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