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Premier League suggested controversial £14.95 charge for pay-per-view matches, claims BT Sport boss

Controversial £14.95 charge for English top-flight pay-per-view matches was suggested by the Premier League, claims BT Sport boss… as he insists broadcaster is covering costs in screening games

  • The live games don’t form part of current Sky or BT subscription packages 
  • Each game will cost £14.95 to view with service launching this weekend  
  • Premier League chief Richard Masters said the price was ‘defensible’ 
  • He also claimed that the broadcasters were ultimately the price-setters
  • T boss Marc Allera said the price had been suggested by Premier League

The controversial £14.95 charge for top-flight pay-per-view matches was suggested by the Premier League, the boss of BT Sport has said.

The league and its broadcast partners have been heavily criticised over the pricing of the games, which was announced following a meeting last Friday, with the Football Supporters’ Association urging them to reconsider.

The matches concerned are those happening in the remainder of this month which had not been selected by Sky Sports or BT for regular live broadcast, and would otherwise…