Premier League to ditch pay-per-view broadcasts - reports
The Premier League's controversial pay-per-view scheme for matches, which has been in place since October, is set to be scrapped after the international break, according to the Daily Mail. The original move prompted a furious response from fans and attracted poor viewing figures.
Liverpool celebrate in the dressing room with the premier league trophy after winning the Premier league at the end of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England.
At the beginning of this season, Sky Sports and BT Sport continued to show all matches to subscribers, but since the last international break, some games have been shown on their box office platforms for £14.95.
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The Mail claimed last week that the PPV matches were being watched by few fans, an average of around 38,000.
With the move backfiring and viewing figures poor, clubs have voted to end the PPV scheme from the end of the upcoming international break, claim the Mail, in time for the matchweek of the weekend of November 21-22.