Sky Sports 'to defer £170m-plus payment as long as season is ended'

Sky Sports ‘agree to defer £170m-plus payment from the Premier League until after next season as long as season is completed… but £107m fee owed to overseas broadcasters WILL have to be paid by the end of July’

  • A rebate of £330m to domestic and overseas broadcasters already been agreed  
  • Deal has reportedly been struck by Premier League and broadcaster Sky Sports
  • Premier League was given green light to resume the 2019-20 season on June 17

Sky Sports have agreed to defer the £170million-plus payment from the Premier League until after next season as long as season is completed, but the £107m fee owed to overseas broadcasters will have to be be paid by the end of July, according to reports.

A rebate of £330m to domestic and overseas broadcasters has already been agreed by the Premier League even if the 2019-20 campaign is completed.

But now a deal has been struck by the Premier League and broadcaster Sky Sports meaning the top-flight clubs won’t pay part of the rebate until the season after next as long as this campaign is not curtailed, according to The Athletic.

Sky Sports have reportedly agreed to defer the £170m-plus payment from the Premier League

The agreement was reportedly put on the table at a Premier League shareholders’ meeting last month but still needs to be approved by clubs.

The report also claims, however, that the £107m fee overseas broadcasters are owed will have to be paid by the end of next month.

Sportsmail exclusively revealed on Tuesday night that Premier League clubs will be warned on Thursday that any delay to Project Restart would cost them an extra £35million a week in broadcasting rebates.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters revealed Project Restart plans last week

The Premier League has been given the green light to resume the 2019-20 season on June 17, with July 25-26 earmarked as the final date. 

The original completion date in all of the Premier League’s broadcasting deals is July 16.

The £330m figure is based on three rounds of fixtures having been planned for after that date and it will increase by £35m for every week the season extends beyond July 25-26. 

A rebate of £330m to domestic and overseas broadcasters has already been agreed




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