The SPFL have ripped up their ten-year deal with MP & Silva after six years with the international rights company and have announced they will now pursue new avenues to get a better deal for Scottish football.
The deal which has been described as very poor by many on-lookers seen the league get just £2million per season for the broadcasting rights in 167 countries.
MP & Silva have not done much to promote the Scottish game since landing the rights – as pointed out in this excellent article by (@timomouse) on Football life.
The people tasked with promoting our game have been asleep at the wheel just as much as the people governing our game have.
It’s heartening to see something being done about it, but the SPFL must now act to secure a much more favourable deal for their member clubs.
Scottish Football may not hit the dizzy heights of the English Premier League but it has it’s own selling points and we must demand better.
Here is the statement from the SPFL.