Every Premier League game will proceed to be broadcast live within the UK all through the month of October, but new modifications imply that half of the games might be proven on pay-per-view platforms at an additional cost to any current subscriptions.
Since the start of ‘Project Restart’ in June, each Premier League game has been proven live within the UK throughout Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC. Sky and BT included the extra games for subscribers at no extra cost, while Amazon and BBC broadcasts have been free.
With stadiums nonetheless closed to fans after plans to start permitting partial re-opening had to be pushed back amid rising numbers of instances, it’s mandatory for games to nonetheless be accessible by different means. But the newest replace sees a return to a more regular routine, the place fixtures that wouldn’t ordinarily have been chosen for live UK broadcast are charged at an additional premium price.
Five matches for every gameweek might be chosen for tv as was beforehand the case before the pandemic struck. Now, the opposite 5 games for that given week might be accessible to buy on a one-off foundation by way of Sky Sports Box Office or BT Sport Box Office.
Both platforms are sometimes related to boxing or wrestling pay-per-views but will begin to broadcast Premier League football as of later this month.
Newcastle vs Manchester United on Saturday 17 October and West Brom vs Burnley on Monday 19 October would be the first two Premier League fixtures made accessible on Sky Sports Box Office, for instance, with every game priced individually at £14.95.
Although the additional extra prices could also be jarring for fans, it’s thought that charging for games that wouldn’t in any other case have been accessible on tv will begin to offset the loss of matchday income that persists from stadiums being closed.
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