Premier League going Pay-Per-View, £15/game

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Premier League going Pay-Per-View, £15/game

Post by Cal » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:08 pm

All Premier League games will be available to watch live until the end of October.

Current match selections will remain, while the other five fixtures per round not already selected for broadcast will be available on a pay-per-view basis on BT Sport Box Office or Sky Sports Box Office.

These games will be £14.95 each.

Clubs have agreed this "interim solution" to allow fans to continue watching their team live.

The Premier League said it and its clubs "remain committed to the safe return of fans as soon as possible".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54481945


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Post by biggeordiedave » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:21 pm

IPTV users will be happy with this.
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:32 pm

I certainly won't be paying £14.95 to watch a game on top of what I already pay <laugh>
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Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:33 pm

£15 per game!

What a f***ing rip off!

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Post by CIH » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:34 pm

Yeah it's absurd, can't see this going down well with the vast majority of fans. Saw something earlier as well that Arsenal are looking at charging fans £49 a head to screen games inside the Emirates.

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Post by Blue & Maroon » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:36 pm

Already pay for f***ing Sky why on earth would I pay 15 quid more? Back to streams it is.

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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:59 pm

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Post by Colly » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:17 pm

I literally just added Sky Sports a few weeks back using the logic that my eventual season ticket refund will fund it. That went well.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:50 pm

I don't understand the logic. At £15 a match I don't think many people will pay. But if they charged say £3-£5 then I'd guess that significantly more people would pay so they'd end up making more money overall. But at £15 a few will pay but loads will just stick to finding a stream.

I've always thought that they should offer a TV Season Ticket type package where whichever team you support you can pay X amount per season to watch all of that clubs games televised. I think there would be a lot of interest. Obviously would be challenges in distributing income as Man U etc. would sell far more subscriptions than someone like Burnley.
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Post by Cal » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:55 pm

The Man Utd match has been moved to 8pm (Sat 17th) for this now.
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Made me look up how many games we have televised domestically per season:

2018/19 - 19 televised
2017/18 - 17 televised

So even in the "best" case there, that's £285 to see the otherwise untelevised games - about 30 hours of football - and of course that's ignoring your Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime subscriptions... I wonder why people do this whole pirate streaming thing <scratch>

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Post by overseasTOON » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:32 pm

f*** em.

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Post by ALF » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:55 pm

This is the most out of touch move I've seen in a long time. People are struggling all over the country, I've just seen something that said £1.2b was spent in the transfer window with a further £200m paid to agents.

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Post by Donkey Toon » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:43 pm

Yeah that's not happening, not at that price!

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Post by TJR » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:57 pm

This will be the death of Sky & BT. Everybody will turn to IPTV for those games and soon realise it's pointless forking out for even the standard Sky & BT packages. Shot themselves in the foot here out of pure greed.

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Post by CIH » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:00 pm

While I fully disagree with the entire thing, I think one aspect that is going vastly unreported is that this is meant as an interim "solution" for the next few weeks. To word that differently, I would say it's a pilot program to see if they can get away with it. Based on the overwhelming backlash, I expect by the end of October they will have a completely different idea in place. Likely with the PR machine in overdrive.

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Post by Don Sholeone » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:10 pm

The cynical side of me thinks this is a way to test the waters with regards to clubs selling their own TV rights, something the top clubs have been chasing for years. No wonder Masters and Co were hand picked by the top 6.

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Post by CIH » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:24 pm

Don Sholeone wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:10 pm
The cynical side of me thinks this is a way to test the waters with regards to clubs selling their own TV rights, something the top clubs have been chasing for years. No wonder Masters and Co were hand picked by the top 6.
I was at a sports law lecture nearly ten years ago that said that this would be the eventual future. Called it the nuclear option.

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Post by Sir Bobby » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:28 pm

So currently some Newcastle fans might be paying circa £60 to watch a game on TV? £25 season ticket price per game + £20 for sky sports + £15 for PPV. Insanity

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:26 pm

Has season ticket money gone out? Given clubs don’t have a clue what’s happening I’d have thought they haven’t sorted season tickets for this year yet. But I’m not a ST holder so could be wrong.
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Post by Colly » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:32 pm

I believe the club isn't selling new ones, but I've been paying for this season since March. Am I balls paying £15 for one game on the telly.

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