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GE
thegeek Founding member London London
To be fair, that's probably comparable to the average attendance in the ground...
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
So an average of 48,000 buys per game. (Assuming the broadcaster’s 20% is already taken from the £5.2m figure).

Premier League doing Packed Lunch figures.


I know that was a throwaway comment, but the Packed Lunch figures are individual viewers, the PPV figures are households, so you can probably comfortably double it if you want to compare.
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
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So making about £600k a match (minus costs) which is not to be sniffed at I suppose. I think any review would only likely end up lowering the price.

Don't forget VAT is at 20%, and included in the £14.95. However, I agree with your sentiments - given the loss in attendance revenue most clubs will be reluctant to reduce other revenues, and also that assuming the games are on TV, handing them out for free to the existing TV contract holders reduces the value of the existing contracts.

Although having more games available also surely reduces the value too.
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
So an average of 48,000 buys per game. (Assuming the broadcaster’s 20% is already taken from the £5.2m figure).

Premier League doing Packed Lunch figures.


I know that was a throwaway comment, but the Packed Lunch figures are individual viewers, the PPV figures are households, so you can probably comfortably double it if you want to compare.


Which, considering Packed Lunch has been (according to the thread on here) hitting as high as 200,000 on some days, is still an accurate comparison.

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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Likely to be renewed pressure to axe the PPV now England is going into lockdown.
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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Likely to be renewed pressure to axe the PPV now England is going into lockdown.


I thought that earlier, but on reflection things really haven't changed on the sporting front. Economically for the potential viewers, of course things are significantly changed. The only issue is, for want of a better expression, the moral issue, as to whether these matches should be offerred free to air, free to existing rights holders subscribers or at an extra cost and if so what.

It's still very much a 'moral' issue rather than a change in sporting conditions.

I suspect that the status quo, the continuation of PPV but at a reduced cost between £5 and £10 per match will be the result of the review.

I'd very much like to be proved wrong on this though,
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DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Not unexpected pressure

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DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
BREAKING ...

Last weekend for PPV, Scrapped until New Year. Details to come.

Premier League clubs are to abandon pay-per-view (PPV) matches after the huge outcry against the £14.95 charge, it can be revealed.

A formal decision on the U-turn is expected next week but there was a consensus at today’s Premier League shareholders meeting that no matches from after the international break until the end of the year will be subject to PPV charges.



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MC
mccanmat London London
I don’t really get the clamour that matches must be show for free... if we didn’t have COVID we would either have to pay to watch at match at the stadium OR subscribe to sky/bt anyway... or wait for free to view highlights... we don’t see other sports like F1, Cricket, Rugby being harassed to go fully free
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I don't think many are saying free, just not in addition to existing costs, especially as in some cases season tickets are yet to be refunded.

The argument for "free" I suppose is to avoid the temptation to watch in other homes. There is an argument now that the last few months have shown if all matches are shown there is value in airing 1-2 free to air without impacting substantially on the subscription channels.
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HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Is it though that £14.95 was just too high - even when compared to paying for a ticket (and the other in and out of stadia costs) are taken into consideration.

I'd be happy paying £4.95 per game to watch my team in HD at home on a bigger screen, rather than having to take to a streaming site, on my mobile cranking the virus and malware setting to max and watching a stream that's usually in a obscure language and around half a minute behind what's happening at the stadium - even though it's 'free'

So, what the PL plan - although I suspect the two week international break will give them time to think it through. Offer all games via exisiting rights holders, a la resumption of last season? Or keep to the current live game schedule, but then offer a stream the other non-broadcast games on an hours delay or as soon as the game finishes via Sky/BT or Amazon?
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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
The Guardian has more on this

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/nov/05/premier-leagues-pay-per-view-model-likely-to-be-scrapped-after-this-weekend?CMP=share_btn_tw

Suggesting that the BBC might be involved again, as would AZPV. Remember that AZPV's matchdays occur next month too.

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