The Cost Of Watching Every Premier League Game Live In The UK Compared To Australia Is Astonishing
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Following the Premier League's decision to put games behind a pay-per-view paywall, it's been revealed it'll cost £3399 to watch every game live this season.
Sky Sports and BT Sport had been showing every game as part of their standard package since football's return in June.
But last week saw the announcement of a pay-per-view service, meaning 170 games will cost an additional fee of £14.95.
Australian broadcaster Optus Sports have now revealed the full price breakdown for fans if they want to watch every minute of action this season.
Watching every PL game in the UK: $6200
Watching every PL game in Australia: $139
For $6200 you could fly to Australia, stay in a Bondi hostel, spend all summer at the beach and watch every game of the #PremierLeague on #OptusSport.
*quarantine sold separately. pic.twitter.com/CQhbraJec8
- Optus Sport (@OptusSport) October 15, 2020
As listed above, Sky Sports will cost fans £558 across the full season while BT Sport will be £220.
Amazon Prime's yearly subscription is £80 while watching all 170 pay-per-view games will set you back a whopping £2541.50.
In Australia? Watching every Premier League game will cost you $139.
You'll also get access to the Champions League, Europa League, Euro 2021 and the Women's Super League in a proper bang for your buck deal.
The decision to make games pay-per-view has been a controversial one, but Sky Sports managing director Rob Webster explained: "Through this exceptionally challenging year we have done everything we can to be the best partner for sport.
"The Premier League has come to this decision with its clubs to provide a service for supporters who are no longer to able attend and to generate matchday revenue.
"We are happy to support them with this interim solution - and we share their desire to get fans back into grounds as soon as it is safe to do so.
£14.95 to watch a game on pay per view is disgraceful. £5, ok, but £14.95? It's disgusting. At a time when PL clubs spent £1.2bn on players. When they'll give agents £200m. When so many families are struggling. The creed of greed is in @premierleague DNA but this truly stinks.- Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 9, 2020
"Our Sky subscribers still get more than 140 of the very best matches, while supporters of individual clubs won't have to miss out on any games during this period."
The first game available on pay-per-view will be Chelsea vs Southampton at 3pm on Saturday.
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