A meeting of Premier League clubs will decide later if to suspend the controversial £14.95 fee for watching those matches not already taken by Sky Sports or BT Sport.
Suspending the fee during England’s four-week lockdown is one of a number of options being discussed. At the very least its expected that the amount charged per game will be reduced to £9.95, putting the charge on a par with the amount charged by the EFL for its online iFollow service.
The Premier League has come in for a barrage of criticism from fans who believe the clubs to be profiteering from their matches being shown behind closed doors for the duration of the pandemic.
During the Spring lockdown matches not already being shown under channels normal contracts were made available to the broadcasters, including Amazon and the BBC, some of them being shown free-to-air.