Neville targets the Premier League pay-per-view program

Since the Premier League emerged from the blockade, every match can be watched live without the Sky Sports and BT Sport broadcasters charging additional fees.

However, this practice has been postponed by the Premier League and initially only half of all games will be available for the standard subscription price of these services, with all other games costing the consumer an additional cost.

Each game is priced at £ 14.95 and The Times reported that winnings will go to clubs once broadcasters have paid for it.

The first paid matches include Newcastle United’s home game against Manchester United on Saturday 17 October and Liverpool’s clash with Sheffield United seven days later.

Condemned the move, Gary Neville, former Manchester United captain who is now a Sky Sports expert, wrote on Twitter: “This is a really bad move by @premierleague to charge £ 14.95 for single matches lasting 6 months. free ! ”

With all Premier League matches played behind closed doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, television is the only way fans can see teams in action.

In a statement setting out plans for the remainder of October, the Premier League said it would continue to broadcast five games per round, as was the case before the outbreak of the pandemic.

He added: “In addition, the five unselected games per round will be made available to fans on a pay-per-view basis, accessible via the BT Sport Box Office and Sky Sports Box Office platforms.

“The clubs have agreed today on this interim solution so that all fans can continue to watch their teams live.

“The Premier League has worked closely with Sky Sports and BT Sport to reach this agreement and is grateful for their support.

“The agreement will be reviewed regularly in consultation with the clubs and in line with all government decisions regarding the return of spectators to the stadiums.”

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