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It may sound slightly dramatic but the Premier League as we know it could change significantly based on a vote taking place today.

Club executives from every top flight side have gathered in London where they will discuss and then vote on changes to how the income generated from foreign television rights will be divided among the 20 clubs.

The driving force behind the vote is the Premier League's ‘big six' – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Quite simply, they want a bigger slice of the pie.

The six clubs believe they are the main reason the Premier League is so successful across the globe. And they want to be fairly compensated despite already having greater revenue streams than the other 14 sides in the division.

The current structure sees every Premier League club receive the same amount of cash from the current foreign television broadcast rights, about £39million per season between 2016 and 2019.

But the big six want 35 per cent of the overall figure generated for three season blocks divided by their final standing in the table at the end of every campaign. It essentially guarantees the likes of United, City, Chelsea and so on will make more money than the likes of Watford, Burnley and Huddersfield Town.

But why change something that isn't broken? The current structure works, although it is not simple to understand.

Fortunately the good people at uMAXit Football have produced the excellent video above to make it easy to understand how the current broadcast deal works and how it compares to the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, who are able to negotiate their own television deals.

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