BBC negotiations over new broadcast deal of SPL may see Rangers forced to back-down in dispute

By The Drum | Editorial

October 20, 2011 | 1 min read

As the BBC discusses extending its contract to provide TV and radio coverage of the Scottish Premier League from next Summer, it seems it may mean a climb down from Rangers over its withdraw of ‘co-operation’ with the corporation.

According to The Daily Mail, contracts are in negotiation at the moment for the TV highlights and live radio coverage by the BBC of the SPL, worth around £3m a year to the league, with the current contract due to expire this season.

Amidst the negotiations, Rangers announced on Monday that it would cease ‘all co-operation’ with the BBC that will tonight broadcast a documentary on new owner Craig Whyte’s takeover of the club.

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