Report: Turner secures US streaming rights for SPL

Media firm's new B/R Live OTT service to carry coverage of Scottish soccer’s top flight.

Report: Turner secures US streaming rights for SPL

Press Association

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), Scotland’s organising body for domestic club soccer, has reportedly secured a streaming deal with US media giant Turner Sports.

According to the WorldSoccerTalk website, Turner has agreed a multi-year partnership with MP & Silva, the SPFL’s international rights holder, which will be activated immediately.

The agreement will see Turner stream key games from the top-tier Scottish Premiership to viewers in the US on its new B/R Live OTT platform, which launched earlier this month. The Scottish Premiership has been without a US broadcast partner in the since the beginning of the 2017/18 season after Fox Sports opted out of renewing its deal.

WorldSoccerTalk added that BR/Live’s coverage got underway with Scottish champions Celtic’s Old Firm victory over Rangers on Sunday, and will eventually see two to three games made available on the platform each weekend.

BR/Live is a subscription service but is being offered for free until June. The platform will also carry coverage of the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League from next season after Turner confirmed a multi-year deal with European soccer’s governing body in August.