ATHLETIC will feature in the first batch of live games to be broadcast on BBC Scotland's new channel.

Their game at home to Ayr United - originally scheduled for Saturday March 30 - has been brought forward to Friday March 29, with a 7.05pm kick-off.

A further five matches have been moved to Friday nights - kicking off with Falkirk's visit to Morton on March 1 - as part of an agreement the broadcaster has to screen up to 20 live Championship encounters over the next two seasons.

It will be the second time that the Pars have been picked for a live Friday night game this season, having beaten Partick Thistle 1-0 in September in a game shown on BBC Alba.