Media coverage of the opening of the Premier League season on Aug. 13 could be disrupted after the league broke off talks with media groups over reporting restrictions.

The Premier League and Football League have been in negotiations with newspapers and news agencies for several months over the terms for coverage of matches.

The News Media Coalition, an international body which seeks to protect the ability of news organizations to cover major events, said the leagues suspended talks on Wednesday.

The coalition, whose members include The Associated Press, said the leagues then circulated an interim ''access contract'' containing restrictions on editorial freedom which news organizations had rejected at the start of discussions.