"No Rangers equals no Sky, unless Gers are back very soon. It's just not going to be commercially worth it if it's going to be any longer than 12 months with no Old Firm league games."These claims were strenuously denied by Sky Chiefs today, though it was accepted that the lucrative contract between the SPL and Sky would have to be "renegotiated". Were Rangers to be dumped from the SPL, an insider for Sky told the Scottish Sun:
That would change things for us, naturally. It would leave a quality hole in Scotlands top division, competition would deteriorate and we would have to renegotiate."Were Sky to cancel or renegotiate their deal with the SPL, that would result in the remaining Scottish clubs in the Premier League losing out entirely on, or receiving a far reduced cut of TV revenue, meaning the clubs already so far behind Celtic would stay that way for the foreseeable.