By 90Min
October 12, 2017

Amazon are set for a £10m deal with Manchester City to produce a behind the scenes documentary on the Premier League club.

The fly on the wall documentary would see filming take place behind the scenes at the Etihad stadium during a season, as part of a number of programmes based on the current Premier League leaders.

According to the Daily Mail, the deal would allow Amazon access all around the ground for exclusive filming on match days and has left Sky unhappy, as the sports subscription service have already paid out a whopping £4bn for Premier League rights, working out to £11m per match.

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The Premier League have also made it clear that strict regulations are in place to protect the television rights of BT Sport and Sky Sports, the league's two main broadcasters, as well as overseas broadcasters. 

In addition, an email from Netflix HQ has also surfaced, confirming the restrictions on match days where getting footage from dug outs and dressing rooms would be very tricky. 

Netflix meanwhile have also done a similar deal with Italian champions Juventus, where the company will be producing four hour-long documentaries on the club and will allow access of Serie A footage and inside the dressing room.

Amazon has yet to comment on their proposed partnership with City or any of the costs, and the deal is likely to cause more opposition from the league's rights holders.

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