Premier League secures agreement to defer Sky rebate until 2021

4 June 2020

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Photo: PA Images The collective rebate of £170 million will not have to be paid before the 2021/22 season.

The collective rebate of £170 million will not have to be paid before the 2021/22 season.

Even if the season is completed in full, clubs face a bill of at least £330 million to broadcasters.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Premier League clubs won't have to pay a £170 million collective rebate to Sky Sports before the 2021/22 season, according to the Athletic, having secured an important arrangement with one of its main broadcasters.

The report comes after Sky last month revealed its revenue fell by 5.8 per cent to $4.5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, primarily due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its operations, leading an analyst to tell offthepitch.com he expected the value of the league's next broadcasting deal was likely to drop materially.

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