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Premier League will agree three-year extension to current domestic TV deal worth £4.5billion

The Premier League are expected to sign off a three-year extension of their domestic television contract worth around £4.5billion at the clubs' shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

The top flight's board needed to secure permission from the Government to roll over their deal with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime rather than run a competitive auction.

The Government are understood to have provided assurances that this would not breach competition law despite complaints from rival broadcasters such as streaming service DAZN, who were unhappy at being unable to bid. 

The Premier League has renewed it's domestic TV deal with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon

The clubs will discuss the matter for the first time on Wednesday and are likely to agree to the proposal for the 2022-25 seasons, although an announcement may be delayed until next month.

The Premier League have taken the unusual step of seeking an extension to provide stability to clubs after a year in which finances have been ravaged by the pandemic.

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