The British government demands that the English Premier League be broadcast for free.
The British government has held talks with the clubs on the possibility of broadcasting the rest of the English Football League season matches free if competition resumes, media reports confirmed on Wednesday.
British newspaper The Mirror reported today Wednesday that British Culture Minister Oliver Dowden urged league officials to study broadcasting matches on terrestrial channels.
We offer premier League games on prepaid channels such as Sky Sports and BT, while the Amazon platform also offers 20 games during the Christmas holidays.
“I appreciate that sport depends on income (TV subscriptions), so I don’t want to issue a full warrant trying to make a difference,” said Dowden.
“But they are aware of the situation and there are different ways to protect revenues from broadcast rights, but we are also looking for ways to increase revenues,” he added.
The British government is concerned that a return to prepaid channels will lead to frequent visits by spectators to their friends’ homes (to watch their games).
Premier League competition has stalled since early March, with outbreaks of the emerging coronavirus.