The English Football League has agreed a £10m rebate with Sky Sports.
Premier League clubs have been forced to pay back £330m to broadcast partners as a result of the effects of COVID-19.
Equally, the EFL have been asked to pay a rebate by Sky Sports and a deal has been agreed at £10m, which is far less than originally feared, report The Telegraph.
There were initial concerns EFL clubs could be asked to return £42m and a result, the EFL feels they’ve struck a good deal for their clubs.
Deductions will be made each clubs’ fee over the remaining three years of the contract signed between the EFL and Sky Sports two years ago.
That five-year deal was struck in 2018 and is worth £595m, with the 24 Championship clubs set to earn around £5m annually from the deal with League One and League Two clubs taking much less.
In a letter to clubs chairman Rick Parry said that the league had agreed a rebate payment with Sky Sports “which is less than half of the minimum rebate amount we initially advised to clubs.”
In return for agreeing the rebate, Sky Sports will gain an additional ten live Championship matches for this current season, that restarts behind closed doors on June 20, taking its total to 30, which was outlined in the EFL’s statement on Friday.
The EFL clubs will discuss this new rebate agreement with Sky Sports at a shareholders’ call next Wednesday.
All fixtures and TV selections should be released at the start of the next week and clubs have asked for as much notice as possible in order to make additional accommodations.