Sky Sports and BT Sport will not be offering customers a refund on their subscriptions, despite the Premier League and Football League suspending fixtures for at least three weeks.
Stoke City‘s season was halted on Friday until April 3 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And there are fears that the shutdown could be extended beyond that date.
However, refunds will not be offered, as their current position is that only two weeks of action will be affected as the international break follows at the end of the month.
It has been confirmed that both companies will not be refunding subscribers. Sky Sports managing director, Rob Webster said: “Sky Sports is working closely with all our partners to better understand the impact on the annual sporting calendar.
“We recognise that it is a fast-moving situation and we are working at speed to ensure we continue to deliver for all of our customers. A number of sporting events have been postponed, but not cancelled, so we expect to be able to show these when they are rescheduled.
“Therefore, our live schedule is likely to look different for a period of time. As more information becomes available, we will continue to provide updates to all of our customers.”
Meanwhile, a BT spokesperson has said: “We apologise to customers about the changes to the BT Sport schedule this month due to the impact of Covid-19.
“The situation is evolving rapidly and we are working with the leagues to continue to broadcast live sport wherever possible and broadcast games when they are rescheduled over the coming months.
“We will continue to broadcast a wide range of BT Sport content including films and documentaries and we will update our customers as we have a clearer view of the remainder of the season.”