During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the new conditions reflect the lack of broadcast matches.
The reduction will be postponed for next season to support the clubs
After the sign, a revised contract with Sky Sports Super League clubs will face a major six-figure reduction in finance next season to reflect the lack of broadcast matches during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rugby league is planned to restart the English domestic season in mid-August which will be held without fan attendance after a long break. The Super League continues to be aware of how it can best meet the terms of its bumper contract with Sky, which many consider crucial to the US long-term financial security of the sport.
The Super League recognizes that each of the top clubs except for Toronto Wolfpack, who don’t get any television revenue, will get approximately £ 280,000 less in 2021 after Sky and Super League granted a review of the contract about £ 37 million a year for sports. Initially, they are worried because the reduction in funding will happen this year, at a time when clubs are confronting major economic problems and no income is being generated due to the change of season. However, this additional success will be postponed until next year. Meanwhile, the sport will have to reissue a new broadcast contract, with the Sky agreement expiring at the end of the next year.