Manchester United
has reportedly banned
Manchester City from
filming behind-thescenes
footage during this
weekend’s high-stakes
derby.
The Citizens – unbeaten
in the league and eight
points clear of United
at the top of the table –
have agreed a £10 million
deal with streaming
giant Amazon to film
a documentary series
chronicling life at the club
this season.
As part of the series, due
to air on Amazon Prime

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this summer, City have
given the broadcaster
unprecedented access to
film in the changing rooms,
training sessions and
manager Pep Guardiola’s
team talks.
City are understood
to have been granted
permission to film footage
at most away grounds in
the Premier League this
season, but according to
The Times, United have
denied the club’s request to
position the Amazon film
crew in the away dressing
room at Old Trafford this
Sunday.

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United has also banned
Amazon from filming in
the tunnel, claiming that
they have to accommodate
the needs of 23 other rights
holders – and have instead
allowed them to film
warm-ups from the side of
the pitch before kickoff.
City’s deal with Amazon
has proved somewhat
contentious this term,
angering broadcasters
Sky and BT, who pay a
combined £1.7 billion a
year for the rights to the
Premier League but are
not allowed to film inside
the dressing room.

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