According to the new model viewers in UK no longer have to pay extra cash to have access to games broadcasts.
has decided to ditch the pay-per-view model for football fans living in UK and give them full access to football games with no additional costs. The target audience will not only be able to watch the games on regular broadcasters but also to view some of them on BBC.
Last season of Premier League viewers were offered a free and live broadcast on Saturdays since no fans were allowed to enter the football stadiums due to Coronavirus. But for the 2020-21 campaign some of the Premier League teams chose to change the broadcast of their games to a pay-per-view model. A few were against this model and others demanded a decrease in the cost.
On Friday the Premier League confirmed that the model has be scrapped and the matches from November 21, up until – and including – the Christmas and new year period, will be shown live on Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC services without any additional charges. Week nine of the campaign also witnessed a few alterations following these events. Any further changes to games broadcasting is said to be decided in early 2021.