I agree with the point they are making but the figures don't help out there as they are inflated drivel. You can get a Now TV pass legitimately for £25 a month with no set up costs that will give you the full Sky Sports package.
You'd think they would be more likely to protect football, as its the bread and circuses for the masses that stops them thinking too hard about other stuff. At least that's the Roman theory
Sport as a pacifier works much better on TV than it does with fans attending stadiums.
You may have forgotten, but the gov were part of the drive to get the EPL back up and running after the initial stages of lockdown. They also massively value the tax money it generates.
Why cant lower league clubs charge 15 quid each? Surely that would save the clubs from the current financial meltdown.
Cost of filming, streaming, hosting, admin VS limited stream income....?
Matchday costs would go up further and income would still notably less than if the stadiums were open.
No it would be cheaper.
Collective streaming website like netflix with costs shared by the Prem and EFL.
The cameras are already there.
Youd save cost of stewards, hospitality staff and policing.
Its the same principal as amazon vs the high street.
If the premier league were clever they could have used this crisis to transform the game.
The future is netflix style subscriptions not MOTD and Super Sunday on Sky.