(UK) How much would you pay to watch ALL of your team's games?

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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Just a hypothetical question I had in my head from reading the Sky cancellation thread.

    Just say piracy isn't an option, and as an armchair supporter, you're tired of paying BT & Sky £50+ a month to see less than half the games your team actually plays. How much would you pay per month/year to see EVERY game your team played, assuming things like good quality streams, commentators, no buffering, etc.

    Would you still pay for either BT or Sky, if you were already guaranteed to be able to watch all your team's games?

    And/or...

    Say things don't change, but you could buy individual games that wouldn't usually be televised (say a 3pm Saturday kick-off) for a one off fee - How much would you pay to see a game that wouldn't otherwise be televised?

    Just saying again, piracy isn't an option, and the first question might not be totally applicable to match going fans (at least not in the same way), so do specify how many matches you currently go to, would expect to watch on TV, etc.

    Personally, if it were an option, I'd pay to watch all Liverpool's games, but I'd still keep BT over Sky because they have the CL, and other sports I enjoy (like Boxing) I typically watch elsewhere anyway. I'd probably go for £10-15 a month to watch those games, but not much higher than that. For one off games, I'd probably stretch to a fiver...
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    If Netflix can make the content they put out so enormously profitable I don't see why we should be paying more than £9pm for footy to be honest.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Should be like NBA League Pass. You pay $9.99 to watch just your team or double that to catch the entire league. You are able to watch just highlights, select which commentary you want (home or away teams announcers, or any of the national television if they are broadcasting it) and a bunch of additional materials. Compared to Netflix or HBO Go it’s on the expensive side but well worth the investment.
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    LInkash Full Member

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    I would love a monopoly, the current situation is worse for the consumer.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    That actually sounds amazing.
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    Eboue nasty little twerp with crazy bitter-man opinions

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    Damn, I paid $250 for the entire league.
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    GhastlyHun Full Member

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    Yes. Including domestic and international football.
    Free test months at DAZN are about as much as I'm willing to pay for the current fractured market bullshit.
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    This was my suggestion from a year or so back. I really don't understand why the league doesn't do it. They'd make more money and fans would be happier. Win win.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    £5pm. £10pm for full sports package.
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    ShadesOfTomato New Member

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    Baffling that this hasn't happened yet.
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    spwd likes: servals, breasts, rylan clark and zooey

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    Depends If Jose is still here.





    Bite you feckers
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    Wow. What about the other half? Are you forced to find illegal streams or is it yet another telecommunications company?

    edit: or is it roughly half by BT and roughly half by Sky with a few games like League Cup unaccounted for?
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    AndyJ1985 New Member

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    About £10 a month. Prime, Netflix and Spotify are examples of streaming services that offer lots of content at a reasonable price, and they prove that people will happily pay, especially as there's no contract involved.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Pretty much forced into stream hunting, yeah - And that's if you support a bigger team. If you support a lower/mid-table team, you'll be lucky to see anything on the TV past your minimum annual requirement (which is almost always games vs the big teams).

    If you support a Cardiff/Wolves/Everton, I reckon you'd see, maybe, 25% of your league games on TV at best? Spread across two service providers that charge a ludicrous amount each.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Currently paying 6 quid per month for bein sports mobile and everything they had on it. Serie a. All epl matches live and replayable.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Stats for last season
    Premier League games broadcast live
    Arsenal: 28
    Man United: 28
    Tottenham: 27
    Liverpool: 26
    Man City: 25
    Chelsea: 24
    Everton: 18
    Newcastle:
    17
    West Ham: 17
    Southampton: 15
    Brighton: 12
    Crystal Palace: 12
    Leicester: 12
    Stoke: 12
    Bournemouth: 11
    Swansea: 10
    Watford: 10
    Huddersfield: 9
    West Brom:
    9
    Burnley: 6

    Games broadcast live - all competitions
    Arsenal: 47
    Man United: 45
    Chelsea: 42
    Tottenham:
    42
    Liverpool: 41
    Man City: 40
    Everton: 29
    Aston Villa: 20
    Leeds: 20
    West Ham: 20
    Leicester: 19
    Newcastle: 18
    Southampton: 17
    Cardiff: 15
    Swansea: 15
    Brighton: 14
    Crystal Palace: 13
    Sheffield United: 13
    Wolves: 13
    Derby:
    12
    Stoke: 12
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    How? Even if you pay for the whole year here it’s 599 PLN so $160.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Premier League could have their own app across many platforms and would make shitloads on commercials there too. Would need to make TV rights less expensive but chances are they’d make it back.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    If the online streaming platform was high quality and reliable (SkyGo is okay, but BT Sport's online streaming is garbage) then I'd pay a fair amount. Perhaps as much as it costs to have Sky/BT as it is.

    The price isn't what irks me, it's that you pay such a fee and you we still don't get 3pm kick offs, and only get select domestic cup ties. As has been mentioned, we're fortunate that United are on TV most weeks, but it's still annoying to have to track down a terrible stream for those games that aren't on TV. If you support a non-top 6 club, TV sports packages are terrible value for money.


    The North American sports streaming platforms are excellent. Football is predictably lightyears behind in terms of how it is broadcast. I don't see that changing any time soon.
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Currently, I think we should be paid to watch United. :p
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    Eboue nasty little twerp with crazy bitter-man opinions

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    dunno. the option with commercials was $200, without $250
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    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    £20 but at the moment I pay £0 and get all of them anyway. #thesweetlife
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    I’d pay £200 a year for the full league option.
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    Somewhere between £5 and £10 a month. But I’d want 3pm kick offs, and every game regardless of competition.

    I currently pay for a river service, cost me £22 (normally 50)for the year and it has everything. Even having access to that, I’d stop and pay properly if the games were all there and for a reasonable price. I don’t mind paying for things, but I refuse to be ripped off. I use Netflix very sparingly, but I still pay it every month because it’s value for money and does have stuff I’ll watch from time to time. And it’s saved more than a few shows I like.

    The fa, sky, bt need to stop treating us like junkies that will pay anything, and start giving us value for money.
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    That sounds unreal. Would love something like that here.
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Would love a netflix style service to come in. 20 a month, which is 240 a year. I would be prepared to pay that just to see all uniteds games.
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    Do you know is it available in Ireland?
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    Decomposing In Paris Full Member

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    If there was an app of the quality of Netflix or offering all United's games live & on demand... I'd happily pay £200 a year... just for United. Give me highlights of the other games in the Premier League & Champions League & I'd probably pay another £5 a month.
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    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    I'd probably pay about £30 a month for all the games to be available. For just United I'd probably pay about £20 a month.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Netflix are massively in debt.
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    I currently pay 40 GBP a month for ALMOST every PL match - there’s maybe one or two United matches that are not aired during a season. I’d consider that the breaking point.
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    It's also making shittonnes. If I remember correctly the debt came from a funding drive for producing content and is being gradually paid off?
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    stubie Full Member

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    I’ve said this before

    MUTV would make a killing by having all United games live on the channel. They would easy dwarf the money they receive from UK Broadcasters.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Well they just borrowed another $2bn to fund more content.

    Their subs don't pay off their content at all. If they were operating based on money from subs we wouldn't see remotely as much content as we do. Their whole mantra is to make as much content as possible now because long term that's more valuable to have than the subscribers they currently have.

    But anyway it's not really related to a footie streaming service. I like your idea above about the PL doing their own service.
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    Ah fair enough, I must have seen reports of revenues and stock prices blowing up and missed the added debt.

    Yea the league providing their own streaming service is a complete no brainer.
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    If be happy to pay £45-50 a match if it was guaranteed and HD.
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    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    That's a fecking lot per match. It'd be cheaper to get a season ticket
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    Sentient Meat Full Member

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    Yeah, I've always felt Netflix was almost run like a Ponzi scheme where they just keep signing up new members while they slowly have eroded the amount of content.
    In the early days when they were still mailing dvds you could get almost every movie... now their model is more like HBO where you can watch a few movies every month and of course their original content... but it's far from being a comprehensive movie service. The fact that people don't notice this is why they are so big. If people ever asked themselves what happened to all the movies, and cancelled their accounts... Netflix would be quickly doomed. I think it functions like a gym where millions sign up but they charge so little, most can't be bothered to stop it. They carry the bare minimum where people will keep going, and this is a smart if not entirely ethical business model.

    With respect to sports... it all depends on how well the ISP services can throttle piracy in the future. If companies like Verizon own both the data stream and the content in the future... they will have a motivation to stop it... as long as the content doesn't belong to them... they won't care. If they never control piracy, then eventually the league's television contracts will slowly dry up and the players will have to take less money.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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