The first leg of Hibernian's bid to gain a place in
the group stages of the UEFA Cup will be transmitted live by BBC Scotland.
The broadcaster has acquired the rights for live television
and radio coverage, including simultaneous streaming of radio commentary,
for the match against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk of the Ukraine.
The match at Easter Road on Thursday 15 September, which
kicks off at 7.45pm, will be transmitted on BBC ONE Scotland.
BBC Scotland has also announced that Gordon Strachan's
first foray as a manager into a domestic cup campaign will be shown
The broadcaster will transmit live Celtic's third round
CIS tie against SPL new boys Falkirk on 21 September as part of an agreement
to show a number of matches from the tournament.
The tie, which must produce a result on the night,
will be shown on BBC ONE Scotland with kick-off at 7.45pm.
Falkirk manager John Hughes will be plotting an upset
against his former club, while Gordon Strachan will be keen to make
progress following an early season cup shock - the defeat by Artmedia
Bratislava in the Champions League qualifiers.
News of the double live package is a further boost for
armchair supporters in a run of live matches covered by BBC Scotland.
The broadcaster had live television and radio rights
to both legs of Celtic's dramatic Champions League qualifier clash against
Artmedia Bratislava and Rangers' decisive home game against Anorthosis
Famagusta which secured a place in the group stages of the Champions
BBC Scotland will also have live coverage of the Norway
v Scotland World Cup qualifier on 7 September from Oslo. The first
half will be on BBC TWO Scotland from 5.45pm with second-half coverage
on BBC ONE Scotland from 7.00pm.