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EPL scraps pay per view

With the UK in lockdown until at least the beginning of December, the English Premier League has scrapped its controversial pay per view model until at least the new year. The announcement confirms a previous report which claimed that the league would remove the £14.95 fee to watch matches that had not been selected for […]

EPL likely to scrap PPV claims new report

  The English Premier League is likely to scrap its controversial pay-per-view (PPV) model after this weekend’s round of fixtures, claims the PA news agency. The league introduced the measure at the beginning of October, charging viewers £14.95 per match to watch games which were not scheduled for broadcast. It was however met poorly by […]

‘Very live’ PPV discussion expected at EPL meeting this week

The English Premier League (EPL) will be allowed to continue through the UK’s imminent nationwide lockdown, but fans are unlikely to return to stadiums until next March at the earliest.  As such, the league will continue to evaluate its broadcast arrangements on a month-by-month basis, with pay-per-view the most contentious topic. Last month, the league […]

One further round of EPL PPV added before review

The English Premier League has added an extra weekend of domestic pay-per-view matches ahead of a review during November’s international break. Earlier this month, the league announced that it would be making matches not scheduled for televised broadcast available for PPV purchase via Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office for £14.95, but […]

‘Exceptionally low’ English Premier League PPV figures could cause u-turn

The English Premier League could scrap PPV broadcasting in the UK after just one month. The league courted controversy when it announced that it would be scaling back its post-lockdown blanket coverage by charging viewers £14.95 via Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office to watch matches which were not selected for broadcast. […]

BT launches ‘most immersive sports viewing service’ with mobile app update

BT-owned mobile operator EE has announced what it calls the “UK’s most immersive sports viewing service.” The new Match Day Experience features for the new BT Sport App are designed to take advantage of both 5G connectivity and the just-announced range of Apple iPhone devices. The company said that Match Day Experience feature of the […]

Premier League rules out PPV for non-televised matches

Clubs in the English Premier League will not be allowed to sell non-televised matches on pay-per-view (PPV), a new report claims. The EPL and clubs are scrambling to find a solution for accessing matches with fans still not allowed in stadiums across the country. The league initially made all matches in September and the beginning […]

All September English Premier League matches to be broadcast in UK following u-turn

The English Premier League has made an about face turn on its previous assertion that its broadcast schedule would go back to normal for the 2020/21 season, with it now allowing for all matches to be shown in September. The season, which kicks off this weekend, will be played behind closed doors until further notice. […]

BT Sport launches on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku devices

BT Sport is making its app available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku streaming players and Roku TV boxes. Launching on these devices and platforms ahead of the new Premier League season this weekend means that the BT Sport App is now available on a range of devices that includes the Samsung smart TV, […]

UK government urging Premier League to broadcast all matches from upcoming season

The English Premier League is reportedly considering a 180-turn on its decision not to show all matches of the upcoming season while fans are not permitted into stadiums. According to the Times, the UK government is pushing the league to change its stance on not showing all the matches played behind closed doors over fears […]

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