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Found 7th Jun
To show 20 live premier league games a season from 2019.
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Great news if this means that those of us who don't give a rats about footy can pay less for the services we do use and the footy fans can pay extra cash to the hugely corrupt FIFA fraudsters while watching the overpaid drama queens dive, dive dive.
ccnp21 m ago

Great news if this means that those of us who don't give a rats about …Great news if this means that those of us who don't give a rats about footy can pay less for the services we do use and the footy fans can pay extra cash to the hugely corrupt FIFA fraudsters while watching the overpaid drama queens dive, dive dive.


The money raised by the Premier League from selling its broadcasting rights has nothing to do with FIFA. They don't see a penny of it. However, as I presume you pay for a television license you are already indirectly contributing to the "hugely corrupt FIFA fraudsters'" revenue stream.
Edited by: "RossD89" 7th Jun
Good move - the more broadcasters involved the better.

My Prime membership is due to renew in 2020 - THANK YOU DELAYED DELIVERIES!

KEEP 'EM COMING.
Another player in the game will mean the fans will lose out - having to pay more money. It makes sense to Amazon, clearly, and will most likely drive people towards its subscription service. You have to wonder how long football fans will accept being milked for all of their cash though.

As for price - I'm going to go with Amazon keeping the price of their Prime membership - at least initially - and using this as a loss leader to persuade people to subscribe.
Edited by: "RossD89" 7th Jun
This was the cheap package that no other broadcaster wanted, midweek matches . Lets Amazon dip their toe in for far less than their UK tax paid.
Bonkers though ,splitting the packages up was supposed to avoid a monopoly and help the consumer - NOT , just means you have to pay more subscriptions .
Am I reading this right so twenty games but only two game weeks so effectively you're only going to be able to watch 4/5 games a season as they will show all the games in a game week but obviously you can only watch one at a time even though they are all being broadcast so for the midweek games you could watch one Tuesday and one Wednesday???
From The Independent:

@Skaman "The landmark move means that on designated weekends, every single game being played will be broadcast to a UK audience – the first time this has ever happened."

@FreeDeal "The company confirmed the move will come at no extra cost to existing Prime Video users but for those not already subscribed to the £7.99 per month streaming service it will see a further increase in the cost of watching football which has drawn an understandably mixed response from fans"
Edited by: "RossD89" 7th Jun
rogparki35 m ago

This was the cheap package that no other broadcaster wanted, midweek …This was the cheap package that no other broadcaster wanted, midweek matches . Lets Amazon dip their toe in for far less than their UK tax paid. Bonkers though ,splitting the packages up was supposed to avoid a monopoly and help the consumer - NOT , just means you have to pay more subscriptions .


I thought that the main purpose of splitting the packages was to generate more revenue for the Premier League. Or is that too obvious?
RossD8932 m ago

From The Independent @FreeDeal "The company confirmed the move will come …From The Independent @FreeDeal "The company confirmed the move will come at no extra cost to existing Prime Video users but for those not already subscribed to the £7.99 per month streaming service it will see a further increase in the cost of watching football which has drawn an understandably mixed response from fans"


Interesting, cheers
Any news on the cost increase of Prime?
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rogparki3 h, 49 m ago

This was the cheap package that no other broadcaster wanted, midweek …This was the cheap package that no other broadcaster wanted, midweek matches . Lets Amazon dip their toe in for far less than their UK tax paid. Bonkers though ,splitting the packages up was supposed to avoid a monopoly and help the consumer - NOT , just means you have to pay more subscriptions .


BT Sport have the midweek matches, Amazon have the Bank Holiday matches which also includes the 10 matches on Boxing Day
RossD893 h, 1 m ago

YesThere will be no price increase



Thank you for the info.

I've just emailed Satan and told him to order a Ski-Doo.
It looks like Hell is about to freeze over
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From 2 subscriptions to 3 subscriptions for the whole lot. Amazon acquired this block for £90m, something (sorry to be like that Graham guy) the BBC could have forked out which is an equivalent of 600,000 licence fees at the current rate (out of +25 million. Paying more than twice that for late evening highlights rights instead). Sky have lost games to BT Sport (raised their number to 52) and Amazon, but will the subscription to Sky Sports fall? Fat chance. And it’s no wonder people flock to sites like totalsportek for HD streams.
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