Celtic’s first league game after the winter break has been selected for live television by Sky Sports.

So far a number of Celtic’s away fixtures this season have not been selected for live television coverage. The matches against Ross County and St Mirren later in December will not be shown live on television by Sky Sports.

However, a big game in January will be shown, Sky Sports have announced. That game is Celtic’s trip to Tynecastle to play Hearts on the 24th of January.

It will be Celtic’s second trip to Tynecastle of the season. The teams met in the first league game of this season’s Premiership. In the game, the Bhoys were unfortunate to lose 2-1. Now Celtic will have a chance to get revenge on the Edinburgh side.

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It can only be a good thing that more Celtic away games are televised. It has been an issue this season, more than in any other. Celtic’s trips to Motherwell, Livingston and Hibernian not being shown on live television.

Now one of Celtic’s biggest away games of is on live television, and the fans that don’t have a ticket for the match will be able to see the game. Something that perhaps needs to be discussed is the television deal with Sky Sports.

In previous years, almost all of Celtic’s away games would be shown live on television. But that isn’t the case this season. Maybe the clubs should renegotiate the television deal so that more away games for each club can be shown from next season onwards.

Maybe the only saving grace for fans is that for the games that are not shown on live television, the clubs will offer pay-per-view, so Celtic fans might well be forking out the cash to watch the side play Ross County and St Mirren later this month.

That could be something that is changed next season, to make things easier for fans who are not able to attend away games in person, which is the vast majority of the Celtic support. The good news for this season though, is that the next trip to Tynecastle is live on television.