Premier League will agree three-year extension to current domestic TV deal with Sky, BT and Amazon worth £4.5BILLION… as Government insist decision does not break competition laws despite complaints from rival broadcasters such as DAZN
- The Premier League are to sign off on a TV deal extension on Wednesday
- The deal will see Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon continue to show matches
- DAZN are understood to be unhappy that a competitive process will not happen
- The top-flight sought permission from the Government in a bid for stability
The Premier League are expected to sign off a three-year extension of their domestic television contract worth around £4.5billion at the clubs’ shareholders meeting on Wednesday.
The top flight’s board needed to secure permission from the Government to roll over their deal with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime rather than run a competitive auction.
The Government are understood to have provided assurances that this would not breach competition law despite complaints from rival broadcasters such as streaming service DAZN, who were unhappy at being unable to bid.
The Premier League has renewed it’s domestic TV deal with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon
The clubs will discuss the matter for the first time on Wednesday and are likely to agree to the proposal for the 2022-25 seasons, although an announcement may be delayed until next month.
The Premier League have taken the unusual step of seeking an extension to provide stability to clubs after a year in which finances have been ravaged by the pandemic.
Share this article
Source: Read Full Article