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Simon Jordan Calls For The Premier League To Become 'The Netflix Of Football'

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.

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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.

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.

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"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.

Image: PA
Image: PA

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?

Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League, Sky Sports, Netflix, BT Sport

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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