Study Shows It's Cheaper To Watch Football At The Pub Than At Home
A new study shows that going out to watch football at the pub is cheaper than watching it at home.
Using money-saving specialists to crunch all the important numbers, NetVoucherCodes have revealed that you can save £39.83 on average per month if you watch your four games a month or £9.72 per month if you watch eight games down the boozer as opposed to the comfort of your own home.
They've worked out that a Sky Q HD box complete with Sky Sports and BT Sports subscriptions sets you back £69,99 a month, and to add to that, the data collated has uncovered an average cost of £3.77 for a pint of beer in England, Scotland and Wales.
The longer I stare at this press release on football being cheaper at the pub, the worse it gets... pic.twitter.com/qyQwSYAzoZ- Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) February 14, 2020
A pint in either half of a 90 minute game (who is only having two pints?) is therefore £7.54 and if you do this routine four times a month - you're looking at £30.16 - and £60.27 for eight times.
Of course you have to go through the hassle of getting rid instead of just lounging on your sofa but it just goes to show the astronomical prices of watching football legitimately on the box.
As well as Sky Sports and BT Sport, Amazon also entered the mix for Premier League games this season after they struck a monumental three-year deal to show 20 games, including all of the Boxing Day fixtures.
Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month or £79.99 for the month and overall you're looking at roughly £912 a year to have subscriptions with all three entities.
He said a new 'Over The Top' (OTT) service that bypasses traditional TV channels could be in place as early as 2022 in some overseas markets.
"During the last [rights bidding] process [for the 2019-22 seasons] we spent quite a lot of time and invested a lot of resources in building our expertise and capacity in 'direct-to-consumer," Masters said, as per The Guardian.
"We considered whether strategically it would be the right time to test a few markets then and decided not to. We were ready last time and we will be ready next time should the opportunity arise."