Premier League confirm renewal of TV deal in UK

The Premier League have confirmed that all 20 clubs have unanimously agreed to a three-year renewal of the TV deal held with Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime in the United Kingdom.

The deal, which covers from the 2022/23 season up until 2024/25, is set to be worth the same figure as the current agreement, despite earlier reports suggesting the value could plummet because of the COVID-19 impact.

As part of the agreement, the Premier League confirmed on their official website that an extra £100m in funding will be slowly distributed to clubs between League One and the National League, with the womens’ game also set to profit over the next four years.

One of the biggest changes in this new deal comes on behalf of BT Sport, who have confirmed that any team playing on a Wednesday evening in Europe will never be asked to play in the 12:30 slot on Saturday afternoon.

If you listen quietly, you can hear Jurgen Klopp screaming in delight.

Jurgen Klopp
Klopp loved a heated debate over the early Saturday game | Pool/Getty Images

“The Premier League would like to express our gratitude to our broadcast partners for their continued commitment to the Premier League and support for the football pyramid,” said league chief executive Richard Masters.

“We are hugely appreciative of the Government agreeing in principle to allow this arrangement and for their continued support for the Premier League and the English game. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on football, and renewals with our UK broadcast partners will reduce uncertainty, generate stability and promote confidence within the football pyramid.

“We know that, once concluded, this will have a positive impact on the wider industry, jobs and tax revenues and will enable us to maintain and increase our existing solidarity and community financial commitments to the football pyramid for the next four years, even though we are yet to understand the full impact of the pandemic.

“It comes at an important time and will enable us to plan ahead with increased certainty against a more stable economic backdrop.

“Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport are excellent partners and provide fantastic coverage and programming to bring our competition to fans in the UK.”

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