Sky have held the majority of the domestic packages during all 20 years of the Premier League's existence but Scudamore said they were bound to abide by competition regulations - and that means selling to the highest bidder if all criteria are fulfilled.
Scudamore said: 'Loyalty counts in many senses. But, remember, our current arrangements - and I see no reason why our future arrangements won't have to be - are regulated, and are regulated heavily.
'Our packages are put out into the open market and we have to have an open tender for those packages.
'We have to sell to the highest compliant bidder.
'Whilst, of course, we have a huge regard and respect and Sky's made a fantastic impact on our business, ultimately whatever umbilical cord there might be as an ongoing, working, commercial relationship, that gets severed once that tender gets issued.
I don't think it would affect our domestic coverage if this happens, as I believe international bids are separate. But I suspect it may change who calls the game at the match.