The Hearts owner, Vladimir Romanov, is right to castigate the paltry amount Sky is prepared to pay for Scottish football TV rights when compared to the largesse poured into the game south of the Border (United and Hearts refuse to accept newco application", Herald Sport, June 22).
However more damning is the fact that the BBC is short-changing Scottish licence fee payers.
The BBC recently paid £180m to renew the Match Of The Day highlights programme, which comes on top of £15m a year to broadcast highlights of lower-league English games and an undisclosed sum for 10 live Championship games a season as part of a £265m deal.
Contrast this with its failure to even attempt to bid for live Scottish Premier League football thus reducing the sum, £13m a year, Sky needed to bid to secure the rights.
Scotland must have the only professional football league in the world that the "national" TV company is not prepared to support. Another reason for broadcasting to be devolved.
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