No TV Pay Day For Morton

The BBC will definitely not be broadcasting live television coverage of Morton (or Dumbarton) versus Celtic in the 4th round of the Active Nation Scottish Cup.

A Morton versus Celtic tie looked like one that television might be interested in, after all, Sky Sports did choose to show the same fixture in 1999. However, Sky have announced that they will be showing Hamilton Academical versus Rangers.

There had been hope that the BBC would show the match as they have the rights to two live matches prior to the final. However, BBC spokesperson Jim Gough has confirmed that the Morton / Dumbarton versus Celtic tie will not be shown live by the BBC. In fact, they will not be showing any 4th round tie. When asked if they were considering it, he simply said: "We won't have a live match that round."

We will get to see the match on TV as the highlights of matches from the third round onwards will be shown on BBC's Sportscene.

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