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Details of the government’s agreement with the Premier League on renewed broadcast agreements with current UK broadcast partners.

As a result of the disruption and severe financial consequences of the pandemic, the government has legislated to allow the Premier League to renew its current broadcast agreements with current UK broadcast partners for an additional three-year period starting 2022-23, without conducting the normal tender process. As part of this, the Premier League will pay at least £1.6 billion of funding to the football pyramid, supporting football through the pandemic. This Memorandum of Understanding sets out the details of the government’s agreement with the Premier League and how funding will be distributed.

“The Premier League acknowledges that the commitments given in this MOU do not amount to a waiver of the Government’s discretion to change the regulatory environment applicable to football.” – said Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters.