Pressure builds on Premier League to scrap PPV as England preps for second lockdown

November 2 – Premier League clubs are under increasing pressure to scrap pay-per-view fixtures during the upcoming second Covid-19 lockdown across England.

Subscribers to Sky and BT Sport are currently being asked to fork out another £14.95 per game to watch a selection of matches each week, a move that has caused outrage amongst supporters.

The new lockdown means the prospect of fans returning to stadiums any time soon has been put on the backburner, with games continuing to be played behind closed doors. While during the initial lockdown all top-flight matches were shown to subscribers instead of only those previously selected, as a gesture some were even shown for free by the BBC and on Amazon Prime and Sky.

But as the country heads into a second lockdown, fans are now being asked to pay even more to watch their team in action.

Five PPV matches are due to be screened next weekend and with pubs and bars forced to close, it’s an even worse deal for fans who would have to pay the controversial fee to watch at home.

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