ESPN announces live SPL games

ESPN staff
September 10, 2012
Celtic will feature prominently in upcoming months on ESPN © PA Photos

ESPN has announced its next set of live and exclusive Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixtures for October, November and early December, plus Rangers games from the Irn Bru Scottish Football League.

Champions Celtic feature four times in key away matches at St Mirren (Saturday October 20), Aberdeen (Saturday 17th November), Hearts (Wednesday November 28) and Kilmarnock (Saturday December 8).

In total eight SPL clubs will feature on ESPN with league-leaders Motherwell welcoming Hibernian to Fir Park on Friday October 26 and Inverness CT v Hearts (Saturday November 10) completing the remainder of the new selections.

Additionally, ESPN will broadcast Rangers games from the Irn Bru Scottish Football League. These include Rangers v Elgin City on Sunday November 25 and Montrose v Rangers on Saturday December 15.

All Clydesdale Bank Premier League ties will be screened live and exclusive on ESPN and ESPN HD with Ray Stubbs presenting the coverage with Derek Rae and Craig Burley overseeing the action from the commentary box. ESPN reporter, Darrell Currie, will be on site for every game securing exclusive interviews with players and managers.

ESPN's coverage of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and Rangers games from the Irn Bru Scottish Football League are part of the channel's established offering of top domestic and international sport from around the world, including the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Europa League, Germany's Bundesliga, Italy's Serie A, the FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby and wide selection of sport from around the world.

ESPN also provides complete news, results and analysis of British and international football on ESPN.co.uk and ESPNFC.com, the sports media company's newly-launched multi-platform, multi-territory football offering.

These new fixtures add to ESPN's already confirmed line-up of matches over the coming weeks. Its schedule includes:

*times listed are on-air times unless stated and are subject to change*

September Saturday 15th St Johnstone v Celtic 11.45am
Saturday 29th Aberdeen v Hibernian 11.30am

October Saturday 20th St Mirren v Celtic 12.30pm KO
Friday 26th Motherwell v Hibernian 7.45pm KO

November Saturday 10th Inverness CT v Hearts 12.00pm KO
Saturday 17th Aberdeen v Celtic 12.00pm KO
Sunday 25th Elgin City v Rangers 12.00pm KO
Wednesday 28th Hearts v Celtic 7.30pm KO

December Saturday 8th Kilmarnock v Celtic 12.30pm KO
Saturday 15th Montrose v Rangers 12.30pm KO

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