Premier League broadcasters Sky Sports have opted against asking for a £371m refund.
With Premier League matches called off until further notice after 28 rounds, Sky Sports missed out on 10 rounds of matches for 20 teams. However, Sky Sports have now decided to not ask for a refund if the remainder of the 2019-20 season is called off.
The Premier League was obligated to pay £371m to Sky legally for not being able to finish the season. However, amidst such a financial crisis across the globe, Sky has decided to waver off the money.
Reports are suggesting, they are interested to use this favor to extend their current deal to 2022-23. It is now being reported that BT Sport and other broadcasters are more or less planning to do the same thing now. This would mean the Premier League would suffer a loss of £150m at worst, which divided between 20 clubs is £7.5m.
While these gestures do come as a sign of goodwill, Sky has also been called upon ethics when last month they refused to refund the users despite the fact that the league was suspended. It now remains to be seen whether Sky pays its users back or basically uses their money to fill up off PL’s refund pool, making the customer the real victims.