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72 Televising of Matches
72.1 No audio and/or visual footage from any match in any competition conducted by The League shall be televised or recorded or transmitted by internet, television, mobile networks, satellite or cable or any similar method except with the written consent of the Executive nor shall any Club take part in any match (except matches in the Football Association Challenge Cup Competition) which is to be televised or recorded or transmitted by satellite or cable or any similar method without first obtaining the written consent of the Executive.
72.2 The League or any subsidiary or associated company of The League or duly authorised agent or broadcaster (and its respective employees and agents) shall be allowed access to the grounds of all Clubs (and to the television gantries, camera positions and facilities) for the purpose of recording or broadcasting matches arranged under the jurisdiction of The League.
73 Television Payments to the PFA
73.1 The League shall pay to the Professional Footballers' Association for education, insurance and benevolent purposes, such amounts as shall be established in accordance with the separate agreement between The League and the Professional Footballers' Association in existence from time to time. No other payment for appearing on television shall be made to the Players.
74 Commercial Agreements
74.1 A 'commercial contract' shall include, but not be restricted to, any contract or agreement relating to television or broadcasting rights, the making of films or recordings of matches, the production of videos or any similar reproduction device, sponsorships, merchandising and advertising (including perimeter board advertising).
74.2 The Board is empowered on behalf of The League to enter into any commercial contract which is considered to be in the best interests of The League and the Clubs save that the Board is not empowered to enter into any contract or agreement relating to television rights or any other commercial contract which represents more than 25% of the projected income of The League over the period of the contract or agreement, unless such contract or agreement has been approved in principle by the Commercial Committee. Any contract agreement so entered into by The League shall be binding upon Clubs and Clubs shall not enter into commercial contracts which are at variance with commercial contracts entered into by The League. The Secretary shall inform Clubs of the relevant terms of all such commercial contracts entered into by The League.
74.3 In any event, each Club shall indemnify The League against any liability The League may incur in the event of a finding by a Court of Law or other body of competent jurisdiction that The League induced the Club to breach a contract with a third party as a result of requiring the Club to comply with this Regulation 74.
74.4 All commercial contracts relating to television, broadcasting and radio rights and Internet programming and title sponsorship of The Championship, shall be negotiated on behalf of The League by a Commercial Committee comprising the Chief Executive, three representatives of The Championship and one representative of Leagues 1 and 2. The committee may co-opt other members as appropriate.
74.5 Any commercial contract negotiated by the Commercial Committee shall be subject to formal approval of the Board.
74.6 The Commercial Committee may not conclude any proposed commercial contract which would alter the structure of the League Competition or cup competitions, compromise or abandon any League properties or which would conflict with The League's contractual and other relationships.
74.7 Where there is any conflict between a commercial contract entered into by a Club and one entered into by The League then the latter shall prevail and Clubs shall reflect this Regulation in any of their commercial contracts.
74.8 Where, however, a Club has registered a commercial contract with The League then The League shall pay compensation to the Club in the event of The League entering into a commercial contract which is at variance with the Club's registered commercial contract and where, as a result of the provisions of The League's commercial contract prevailing, the Club incurs a financial penalty or loss of income, provided always that the Club shall take all reasonable steps to mitigate any such penalty or loss.
74.9 The compensation payable by The League to a Club under the foregoing provisions shall be such as is agreed between the parties or in default of agreement is determined by an arbitrator appointed by the parties or in default of agreement by the President of the Law Society under the Arbitration Act 1996 and every statutory modification or re-enactment thereof from time to time in force.
Note - Clubs are reminded that the facilities required at each ground will depend upon the terms of each commercial contract. Details can be obtained from the Commercial Department. League and Cup competitions differ.
75 Programme Advertising / Editorial
75.1 Each Club must make available;
75.1.1 one half page of advertising or editorial material in match programmes for the benefit of The Football Foundation or any successor; and
75.1.2 one full page of advertising or editorial material in match programmes for the benefit of The League to promote League initiatives.
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