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Old 17-10-2020, 00:57   #10081
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If it is true that the ‘average viewer’ only watches one or two matches a month, PPV might be cheaper!
It's getting late and I think you've misread a few games a week for a few games a month.
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Old 17-10-2020, 01:13   #10082
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If it is true that the ‘average viewer’ only watches one or two matches a month, PPV might be cheaper!
Not at 2 games per week it is not!

Not sure where OB got per month from.
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Old 17-10-2020, 12:04   #10083
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They'd best get in quick!

Hasn't someone warned them that linear telly will be gone by 2̶0̶2̶5̶ 2̶0̶3̶0̶ 2035?
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Old 17-10-2020, 15:23   #10084
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I'm a Chelsea season ticket holder. We haven't had to pay anything for this season so I've £900 in the bank if I can't attend home matches this season, but I'm not watching the PPV match this afternoon. £14.99 is too much and, as others have said, it sets a costly precedent if this Sky/BT approach succeeds to gain some traction in the PL.
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Old 17-10-2020, 15:55   #10085
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It's the Premier League (including Chelsea) who opted to do it this way. I understand that only Leicester City opted against it.

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I'm a Chelsea season ticket holder. We haven't had to pay anything for this season so I've £900 in the bank if I can't attend home matches this season, but I'm not watching the PPV match this afternoon. £14.99 is too much and, as others have said, it sets a costly precedent if this Sky/BT approach succeeds to gain some traction in the PL.
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Old 17-10-2020, 16:04   #10086
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I'm a Chelsea season ticket holder. We haven't had to pay anything for this season so I've £900 in the bank if I can't attend home matches this season, but I'm not watching the PPV match this afternoon. £14.99 is too much and, as others have said, it sets a costly precedent if this Sky/BT approach succeeds to gain some traction in the PL.
As ozsat says its the Premier League who decided this one.
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Old 17-10-2020, 16:09   #10087
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Well whoever decided to go down that road have made a serious error and I hope very few opt to watch these games.
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Old 17-10-2020, 16:24   #10088
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I think the thing to bear in mind is that they're games being made that are in addition to the ones you can normally watch with the Sky/BT coverage, which means fans get more if they're prepared to pay more. I think if this had been introduced in a normal season it would have been seen by many as a positive, but it feels like too much for this diminished experience. I can't imagine anyone watching more than one PPV a week, not at £15 a pinch
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Old 17-10-2020, 18:01   #10089
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I think the thing to bear in mind is that they're games being made that are in addition to the ones you can normally watch with the Sky/BT coverage, which means fans get more if they're prepared to pay more. I think if this had been introduced in a normal season it would have been seen by many as a positive, but it feels like too much for this diminished experience. I can't imagine anyone watching more than one PPV a week, not at £15 a pinch
The worrying thing is,as others have pointed out,that it becomes the normal and then the big clashes will be the ppv games leaving just average matches on the sky and BT sport's channels.
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Old 17-10-2020, 18:18   #10090
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I'm a Chelsea season ticket holder. We haven't had to pay anything for this season so I've £900 in the bank if I can't attend home matches this season, but I'm not watching the PPV match this afternoon. £14.99 is too much and, as others have said, it sets a costly precedent if this Sky/BT approach succeeds to gain some traction in the PL.
It's a shame, you missed a cracker.

BTW I didn't pay £14.99, nor would I.
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Old 17-10-2020, 19:40   #10091
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I don't think this PPV approach would be good for BT or Sky either. If successful, the Premier League could then just bypass Sky and BT and sell the matches itself to the public on all platforms including smart TVs and PCs for those without a pay TV subscription.

This would undermine Sky Sports and BT Sport and in turn limit the benefits of buying a bundle of broadband and TV from one provider.
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Old 17-10-2020, 19:43   #10092
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It's getting late and I think you've misread a few games a week for a few games a month.
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The worrying thing is,as others have pointed out,that it becomes the normal and then the big clashes will be the ppv games leaving just average matches on the sky and BT sport's channels.
Then if that happens its adios...
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Then if that happens its adios...
Totally agree with you, Den, I'd be cancelling the sports package if that happens, in fact, I'd probably cancel the lot as it's the football that keeps me with Virgin more than anything else.
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