Premier League hold its crunch Broadcast meeting TODAY
- Meeting today will discuss the broadcast of games in Project Restart
- Discussion will be on the rebate to broadcasters
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Premier League clubs are set to meet today to discuss how the broadcast of games will be done in Project Restart.
Premier League is gearing up to resume games soon and a discussion on the broadcast of games is set to feature in today’s crucial meeting.
The 2019/20 football season was among the countless global sporting events decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
While a discussion of a resumption of games in the Premier League continues to run, a major issue continues to run on the broadcast of games.
This week has been characterized by a series of meetings with today’s meeting set to discuss how the broadcast of games will be done.
According to the Telegraph, full details of the financial rebate models are expected to be presented to the 20 clubs during Thursday’s conference call.
Premier League clubs are facing a chunky bill of £330million, which is due to broadcasters even if the 2019-20 campaign is completed after subscribers have been lost during the pandemic.
All 20 English top-flight clubs will have to pay back an extra £36million to the relevant broadcasters every week the season stretches beyond its official end date of July 16.
Premier League clubs reportedly do not want to pay the £330m fee upfront amid the financial fall-out of the coronavirus crisis.
Therefore, clubs will ask for the money owed to the TV companies to be paid over five years to limit the impact of the pandemic on football.
Clubs, especially the lesser sides in the Premier League, fear that offloading the money over a period of five years would soften the blow of the harsh new financial reality.