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Old 14-10-2020, 16:15   #10051
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Personally I think itís disgusting that we are being fleeced to fill fat cat pockets. I will be accessing the naughty streams to watch my team. No way am I parting with that kind of money when I pay enough for sports within my current package.
I will second that statement!
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Go to on demand, select Live Sports Events and a wrestling event from September will show up!! Press the red button then all the games are shown. £14.95 for HD and SD.

Personally I think itís disgusting that we are being fleeced to fill fat cat pockets. I will be accessing the naughty streams to watch my team. No way am I parting with that kind of money when I pay enough for sports within my current package.
If I knew how to, I would be tempted.

Also, I notice that the standard best 'match of the day' and half hour highlights of the others are missing from Saturday's schedule.

So not only do they want more money off us they are giving us less in our subs.

Right Royal rip-off
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Old 15-10-2020, 00:14   #10053
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An open letter has been started here by the newspaper publisher Reach protesting about the £14.95 PPV.
https://data.reachplc.com/202873086121047
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Old 15-10-2020, 10:13   #10054
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Although I can understand that football fans would rather view football for free, like it used to be, Iím not quite understanding the furore over PPV.

Footie followers are already paying Sky, BT and Amazon to see the game. I get that.

But the PPV games are not normally televised - they are extra. So nobody is getting less football: they are getting more choice for an extra charge - if they want to pay it.

The only way they would have been able to watch these matches prior to the pandemic would have been to go to the stadium and pay silly money.

So actually, is PPV not a cheaper option than people had before?

If I have got this wrong, I am happy to be corrected, but I am really struggling to see what the problem is.
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Old 15-10-2020, 10:41   #10055
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The problem isn’t that games are being taken from existing packages - it’s that football fans know where this ends and it doesn’t end well.

In the course of the next 8 weeks or so boxing fans are going to be asked to cough up £110 in pay-per-view events.

So if there’s £14.95 fixtures are a proven success it’s only a matter of time before football fans are getting fleeced further for the more appealing games.
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Old 15-10-2020, 11:50   #10056
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The problem isnít that games are being taken from existing packages - itís that football fans know where this ends and it doesnít end well.

In the course of the next 8 weeks or so boxing fans are going to be asked to cough up £110 in pay-per-view events.

So if thereís £14.95 fixtures are a proven success itís only a matter of time before football fans are getting fleeced further for the more appealing games.
Exactly my opinion entirely. Football fans must all stick together and refuse to pay for these games.
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Old 15-10-2020, 14:31   #10057
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The problem isnít that games are being taken from existing packages - itís that football fans know where this ends and it doesnít end well.

In the course of the next 8 weeks or so boxing fans are going to be asked to cough up £110 in pay-per-view events.

So if thereís £14.95 fixtures are a proven success itís only a matter of time before football fans are getting fleeced further for the more appealing games.
That, I fear, is bang on the money, the TV companies will show the less attractive games on the already paid for subs to Sky Sports and BT Sport, and will then offer the more attractive games at the PPV £14.95 price.
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Old 15-10-2020, 15:21   #10058
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That, I fear, is bang on the money, the TV companies will show the less attractive games on the already paid for subs to Sky Sports and BT Sport, and will then offer the more attractive games at the PPV £14.95 price.
With that sort of cynicism I donít know why we donít agree more often.
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With that sort of cynicism I donít know why we donít agree more often.
I agree.
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That, I fear, is bang on the money, the TV companies will show the less attractive games on the already paid for subs to Sky Sports and BT Sport, and will then offer the more attractive games at the PPV £14.95 price.

Exactly what could happen - of course Sky/BT will pay a lot less for the general packages but EPL will hope to make up the loss on the PPV matches.
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Old 15-10-2020, 18:10   #10061
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As the channels are not making money on the PPV matches the incentive for them is to still get the best games on the sports channels.

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That, I fear, is bang on the money, the TV companies will show the less attractive games on the already paid for subs to Sky Sports and BT Sport, and will then offer the more attractive games at the PPV £14.95 price.
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I see. So the choice is for the matches that would not normally be televised to be available on PPV or alternatively, for the matches not to be screened at all.

Or you could simply watch them down at the pub.

Well, I guess you pays your money and you takes your choice.
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I see. So the choice is for the matches that would not normally be televised to be available on PPV or alternatively, for the matches not to be screened at all.

Or you could simply watch them down at the pub.

Well, I guess you pays your money and you takes your choice.
Somewhat ironic that the football fans in the thread express concern and the non-football fan who wants to see rights costs driven up and further splintered has no issue with it.
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The BT and Sky selection continues as normal based on the number of times a club can be shown etc.

The five (or so) matches not being selected will be shown on PPV with all profits going direct to EPL with broadcasters only covering costs.

Is only planned for next three weeks currently.

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I see. So the choice is for the matches that would not normally be televised to be available on PPV or alternatively, for the matches not to be screened at all.

Or you could simply watch them down at the pub.

Well, I guess you pays your money and you takes your choice.
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I see. So the choice is for the matches that would not normally be televised to be available on PPV or alternatively, for the matches not to be screened at all.

Or you could simply watch them down at the pub.

Well, I guess you pays your money and you takes your choice.
Good luck watching them down the pub if you're a Liverpool or Everton fan and live in the region, with its non-food pubs closed and one temporarily renamed.
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