According to widespread reports this afternoon, the Premier League look set to scrap the pay-per-view plan that’s forced fans to pay £14.95 to watch their team play over the past few weeks.
After a meeting between all 20 top flight clubs was held on Wednesday, it’s now emerged from The Athletic that the controversial system looks set to be scrapped after the upcoming international break – meaning this weekend could be the final time the ‘box office’ plan is in action.
The scheme has come under huge scrutiny over the past fortnight and has ended up being a PR disaster for the Premier League, with viewing figures abysmal and social media rife with complaints.
The Athletic also report that the broadcasting situation will come under review in the new year, but state it’s “unlikely” that Richard Masters and Co will revert back to the PPV model that’s gone down like a led balloon with fans.
It’s also been claimed by the Daily Mail that games are ‘most likely’ to revert back to the model that was used earlier this season and during ‘Project Restart’, where all matches were screened by the likes of Sky Sports and BT Sport and available to watch for subscribers.
It took too long to scrap a scheme that should never have existed in the first place, but at least one good thing that’s come of this is the £300,000 raised for charity up and down the country in protest agains the plans!