SPL and BT Vision announcement: July 14

Former Scottish Premier League stars John Hartson, Mark Hateley and Jose Quitongo will be among the guests at an announcement from the SPL and BT Vision being staged at Hampden Park’s Media Centre on Monday, July 14 at 2.15pm.

The players will also be available for a photocall at 2pm.

Who: Ex-Celtic player John Hartson, ex-Rangers player Mark Hateley and ex-Hearts player Jose Quitongo along with Lex Gold, Executive Chairman, Scottish Premier League, Steve Norris, Head of Sport, BT Vision, and Tom Kelly, Director – BT Devolved Government, BT Global Services
Where: Media Centre, Hampden Park, Glasgow
When: 2.15pm for prompt 2.30pm start, Monday July 14

The announcement will detail an exclusive new deal which is set to put BT Vision at the heart of Scottish football.

As well as the announcement, Mark, John and Jose will be fielding questions and speaking about preparations and hopes for the forthcoming 2008-2009 SPL season.

One to one interviews with Mark Hateley, John Hartson and Jose Quitongo as well as Lex Gold and Tom Kelly are also available on the day.

Before the announcement, at 2pm, the players will be posing for shots seated on a giant sofa watching TV. The players will also be pictured with local children, kicking footballs around pitch side and acting as goalies while the kids try to score.

To confirm your attendance or arrange an interview, please contact: Michael Blount at Kazoo on 020 7479 4309/07793 737 324 or email: Alternatively please contact Greig Mailer at SPL on 0141 620 4140 or email:

BT Vision, BT’s next-generation TV service, became a lead sponsor of the SJA last year. Under the BT Vision sponsorship, SJA members can receive a 10 per cent discount on BT branded products, and be eligible for welcome cheques of up to £50 for BT Total Broadband and £40 for BT Fusion.

To attend a BT Vision-sponsored debate on the future of football on television, click here.

SJA MEMBERS: Make sure your profile details are up to date in the 2009 SJA Yearbook by clicking here