English Premiership

Liverpool vote against new broadcast upgrade - report

Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

A report in the English press has revealed that Liverpool were 'the only' Premier League club to vote against the 'Enhancing the Broadcast Product' proposals.

A number of changes to the televised output were discussed, ranging from 'more contentious demands' for half-time player interviews and dressing-room cameras to the more sensible request of additional pre-match time with managers.

The Daily Mail say Liverpool 'opposed the plans on a point of principle' as they felt the £330m rebate owed to Sky Sports and BT Sport, as well as the decision to grant right holders more games, negated the need for any additional concessions.

While other clubs 'supported' the Reds and explained how 'unhappy' they were 'in private', the vote was carried by 19 in favour to one against.

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady revealed further alterations to the rest of the Premier League season in her column for The Sun.

She explained that every Premier League stadium will be split into red, amber and green zones to ensure social distancing.

Red zones will denote 'the most severely restricted area', such as the pitch, the tunnel and changing rooms, which would be limited to a maximum of 105 people.

The amber zone would represent other 'interior areas within the stadium' and relate more to broadcasting and media, while the green zone is defined as the 'stadium exterior', such as car parks.

Supporters will also be offered a 360-degree replay of games, crowd noise, new camera tunnels – albeit without audio – and 'a celebration camera'.

'The coin-toss will also be filmed.'

- TEAMtalk media

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