Too many sports channel in the UK all wanting money it’s a joke, just give us PLTV and it’s shows that’s it for Premier League.
So you’re solution is to “too may sports channels” is more sports channels? And to take that to it’s logical conclusion we’d have sports channels for most competitions so therefore even money needed for subscriptions. Doesn’t make a lot of sense really.
Exactly. Unless all you want to watch is - for example - Premier League football and only
football, then a stand alone subscription service won’t save you any money. If they lost all the rights, the existing rights holders wouldn’t reduce their prices enough to cover the subscription cost of such a service - they could end up selling it as an add on.
Since 2001 you’ve needed two subscriptions to watch all the Premier League games broadcast in the UK. As the number of games shown live has grown - from 60 per season before 2001, to over 200 now - it was inevitable the Premier League would want to have at least two rights holders to keep prices up. They’d likely have done so even if they hadn’t - in effect - been forced to.
I get the frustration that a third subscription is now needed to see all the Premier League games shown live in the UK, but it could be a lot worse. If you haven’t had Amazon Prime before you can get their games as part of a free trial. If you have, then you can pay £5.99 for a months subscription. If you’ve already got Prime then it’s not costing you anything extra, it’s available across multiple platforms, so why complain?
If anything it’s now easier to pick and chose which subscriptions you have. Each of the broadcasters now have some sort of contract free option* where you can take a channel for a month (or less). Some do mean you’ve got to have a certain service with certain providers, but if that content is that important to you then you make that choice. Alternatively you wrangle deals each time your contracts are up and switch providers if needed.
(*BT Sport the most tricky here, but on EE it can be added on a month by month basis, with or without the option to cast it to a TV.)