It could allow Amazon, BT and Sky to continue showing Premier League matches for another three years on current terms.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that Premier League chiefs are considering a private rollout of the current agreement. This would mean that the next broadcast rights auction, due this year, would not take place. The move would lock out organisations interested in UK Premier League rights, including DAZN.
However, the news would be good for Amazon, BT and Sky who would not need to compete to acquire broadcasting rights. They would be guaranteed the same number of games each season until summer 2025. However, the current cost of the broadcast rights would also be rolled over.
Friction at some top clubs, plus a fear that broadcasters may not offer as much in the aftermath of the pandemic has made the Premier League consider this new approach.