Government Exclusion Order allows renewal of UK TV rights meaning more security to the game as a whole

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Given how unsettling the coronavirus pandemic has been for the game of football, for any number of reasons, the news that the government will approve an Exclusion Order to ensure a TV rights renewal will surely be met with relief by clubs up and down the country.

As things start to get back to some sort of normality ahead of the 2021/22 season, the arrangement, confirmed on the official Premier League website, will mean that there’s more security and continuity right throughout the football pyramid up to 2025.

The three-year renewal of live and non-live broadcast agreements are with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport.

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An additional £100m will also be invested over the next four years, which will help in five key areas.

Three-year renewal of the League’s UK live and non-live broadcast agreements with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport

They are: supporting EFL clubs; developing the women’s and girls’ game; the National League system; enhancing community football facilities; and projects that help the wider game.

Hopefully this is just the beginning of some long-awaited good news.