BT Sport sign new deal with the UFC to continue coverage until 2019, BT Sport is now set to broadcast over 150 hours of live UFC action per year.
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The Scottish Challenge Cup is being revamped this season with teams from Wales & Northern Ireland being added therefore a new rights deal has been agreed, BBC Alba will continue to cover the tournament alongside S4C in Wales and Premier Sports for Northern Ireland. The cup will now have teams from Highland Leagues, Lowland Leagues, Premiership Under-20 Teams and 2 teams from the Welsh Premier League and Northern Ireland Football League alongside teams from the Scottish Championship, League One & Two making 54 teams competing in the new format across seven rounds, with the majority of fixtures taking place during international weekend breaks.
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All well in good in my opinion to include NI teams in a different competition like the now defunct All Ireland Setanta Cup but the IFA should be trying to get the BBC or UTV to have a stronger involvement, yes BBC NI cover the games on Radio and have highlights on the iplayer but no live coverage apart from the Cup Finals and Sky Sports dropped Irish League recently. In Wales S4C cover the Welsh Premier League & BBC Alba cover lower Scottish Leagues as well as Sky & BT for the top division as well as free to air television highlights not buried away online.