The Premier League has decide to sell some one-off games for fans to watch on television via pay-per-view services on Sky and BT.
Each match will cost supporters £15 a time, which we think is utterly ludicrous considering the overall cost of Sky and BT in the first place – and the fact that Amazon Prime now show a number of games as well – which is even more expensive on top.
James Pearce, the Liverpool correspondent for the Athletic, has branded the cost ‘ridiculous’ and we couldn’t agree more.
Liverpool v Sheffield United will now kick-off at 8pm on Saturday October 24 live on Sky Sports Box Office.
£15 extra for fans on top of Sky/BT subscriptions to watch on TV a game played in an empty stadium. Ridiculous. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) October 9, 2020
All this is going to do is drive more English football fans into illegally streaming matches.
A fair cost would be £5/game. We think most fans would be willing to pay that – but £15 is a real hit – considering other games of equal importance are on that day as usual on Sky and BT.