Simon Jordan Calls For The Premier League To Become 'The Netflix Of Football'
Former Crystal Palace Simon Jordan is once again suggesting that the Premier League become 'the Netflix of football' and provided a one-stop service for fans.
Currently, Sky Sports HD can cost up to £77.50 a month, BT Sport HD sets you back £29.99 a month and Amazon, who have 20 games this season, have 'their Prime' service at either £79 for the year or £7.99 a month.
You're looking at roughly £900 a year to watch all the action and even then you still need to find a dodgy stream for a 3pm kick-off on a Saturday.
"I think the Premier League should become their own broadcaster." :movie_camera:- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 1, 2019
"People are churning off Sky and BT, they don't want to pay £80 a month."
"If you brought in a Netflix of football, £9 a month, nobody would resist it." :clap:@SJOpinion10 on the future of the #PL. pic.twitter.com/VlxrwHV6h6
Jordan, however, feel as though the way forward for the Premier League brand in terms of satisfying fans but also bringing in extra venue, is to have all games on a subscription service like Netflix and charge fans £9 per month.
"I think they've got to become their own broadcaster, set up their own platform, become a video on demand broadcaster, and be able to remove the price parameters that people are resisting now with the traditional broadcasters," Jordan said during an appearance on talkSPORT.
"People are churning off Sky, churning off BT because they don't way to pay £75, £80 pound a month, they don't think it's justified."
As a product, the Premier League is on a different level with the audience it attracts and Jordan believes switching to a subscription service and scrapping the various TV deals in place will be much more financially viable.
He added: "If you brought in something like a Netflix version of football with 100 million subscribers around the world paying £9 a month, you'd have no churn because nobody would resist that price point, you'd bring in £11 billion every year rather than £2.7 billion, or £8.1 billion every three years, and you'd build a model that would have enormous revenue sustainability, income models and growth."
The NFL and NBA both have their own services where fans can pay a fee to watch every single game, surely it's time for the Premier League to follow suit?