Broadcasters in TV row with Premier League clubs after they asked for clips from training


EXCLUSIVE: Broadcasters caught in TV row with Premier League clubs after their request for five-minute compilation of clips from training is met with resistance ahead of next season

  • Broadcasters want clubs to provide weekly highlights packages from training
  • Premier League Productions have requested five-minute compilation of clips 
  • Those clips will then be aired to a global audience via the likes of Sky and BT
  • But insiders have disclosed that the proposals have already met with resistance 

Broadcasters want Premier League clubs to provide weekly highlights packages from training – in a move that has split the competition amid growing tensions between clubs and those who pay vast sums for rights.

Sportsmail understands that partners Premier League Productions have requested that sides send them a five-minute compilation of clips from practice sessions which will then be aired to a global audience via the likes of Sky and BT.

But insiders have disclosed that the proposals have already met with resistance before they are to be discussed and potentially voted on at the league’s summer summit.

Broadcasters want Premier League clubs to provide weekly highlights packages from training

There is a growing frustration among TV partners that clubs – who often post behind-the-scenes training clips such as wonder goals – are keeping engaging sections of content for themselves despite the incredible amounts they spend on rights deals.

Currently, 15 minutes per month are collected from training and handed out to broadcasters. But they feel that is not enough and have requested a five-minute segment every seven days. 

‘There’s a bit of jealousy,’ a source explained. ‘The view from the broadcaster is that they spend millions upon millions but end up missing out on some of the best stuff. However, the clubs feel that they only get to film behind-the-scenes content because they have the trust of the players and the staff.’

Premier League Productions have requested five-minute compilation of clips from teams

Premier League Productions have requested five-minute compilation of clips from teams

They will then be aired to a global audience via the likes of broadcaster such as Sky and BT

They will then be aired to a global audience via the likes of broadcaster such as Sky and BT

It is thought that most of the resistance to the request will come from within the Big Six with a more relaxed feeling throughout the rest of the league.

Some use such clips as part of lucrative commercial deals with separate partners.

As part of the plans, PLP would either send a camera operator to training sessions or the club could retain control of what is shared by filming it themselves and deciding what to send across.

The meeting takes place in Harrogate later this month.

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