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Premier League Set To Unveil New Pay-Per-View Service For Non-Televised Fixtures

Premier League Set To Unveil New Pay-Per-View Service For Non-Televised Fixtures

Up until this point in the season, every Premier League fixture has been available on one of the league's official broadcasting partners. That has been a massive boost, especially when supporters are not allowed to attend their club's games at the minute.

However, this won't continue for the entire season.

The Premier League have been upfront about the fact that not all games will be shown live by Sky Sports and BT Sport. This left many wondering how they would be able to view non-televised fixtures involving their club, but there now appears to be an answer to that question.

Mail Sport are reporting that the Premier League are set to introduce a pay-per-view service that will allow supporters to view matches on a one-off basis, with the Telegraph believing it will come at a cost of £14.95 per match.

Sky Sports and BT Sport will facilitate the service, but it is thought that the majority of the money earned will go to the club's involved.

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It is rumoured that the broadcasters did not want to pay a larger fee to secure the rights to more games, leading to the Premier League to come up with this workaround. The league have been allowing extra broadcasts of their matches without an extra fee since the division returned in June of this year.

Every game this season has been available on those channels up to this point, meaning this will be a major departure from what we have seen thus far. Kick-off times have been staggered in order to fit more games on live TV, but there are currently five 3pm kick-offs scheduled for the next slate of games on October 17th.

This is also a potential added expense for football supporters, many of who already fork out for expensive subscription TV services. We can't imagine the news that they will have to pay an extra £15 to watch their club's games for much of the rest of the season will received too well.

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