West Brom, Aston Villa and Fulham fans face forking out £14.95 for fourth successive week to watch their teams after Premier League confirm latest round of Pay Per View fixtures
- Premier League confirm latest selection of box office games in November
- Five PPV fixtures, costing £14.95 each, will be broadcast over the weekend
- Top flight clubs set to review the format at the next meeting on November 5
West Brom, Aston Villa and Fulham will feature in a fourth successive Pay Per View fixture after the Premier League confirmed the latest selection of box office games in November.
Five PPV fixtures, costing £14.95 each, will be broadcast over the weekend, beginning with Brighton hosting Burnley at 5.30pm on Friday, November 6.
Two PPV games will take place the following day, with Crystal Palace hosting Leeds at 3pm, and West Ham taking on Fulham at 8pm.
Premier League’s pay-per-view experiment averaged fewer than 40,000 viewers per match
Both North London sides will then have PPV games on Sunday, November 8, with Tottenham facing West Brom at 12.00pm, and Arsenal tackling Aston Villa at 7.15pm,
A Premier League spokesman said: ‘In addition to the live broadcast selections already confirmed, the remaining five games played over that weekend will be made available to supporters on a pay-per-view basis, shown via BT Sport Box Office and Sky Sports Box Office platforms.
‘In consultation with clubs, all elements of the pay-per-view service, including the price, will be reviewed ahead of Premier League matches returning after the international break later next month.’
West Brom, Fulham and Aston Villa have featured in every round of PPV fixtures so far
Sportsmail revealed the Premier League’s pay-per-view experiment averaged fewer than 40,000 viewers per match over the first two rounds of matches.
Figures given to the clubs at a shareholders meeting for the first nine pay-per-view games – not including Brighton’s 1-1 draw with West Brom on Sunday – show the average number of purchases was 39,000, fractionally ahead of the Premier League’s target.
Top flight clubs agreed at a shareholder’s meeting to keep the controversial scheme for the next two rounds of matches with officials set to review the format at the next meeting on November 5.
PPV MATCHES PLAYED SO FAR
Sat Oct 17: Chelsea 3-3 Southampton BT Sport Box Office
Sat Oct 17: Newcastle 1-4 Man United Sky Sports Box Office
Sun Oct 18: Sheffield United 1-1 Fulham BT Sport Box Office
Sun Oct 18: Leicester 0-1 Aston Villa Sky Sports Box Office
Mon Oct 19: West Brom 0-0 Burnley Sky Sports Box Office
Fri Oct 23: Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds BT Sport Box Office
Sat Oct 24: Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace BT Sport Box Office
Sat Oct 24: Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United – Sky Sports Box
Sun Oct 25: Arsenal 0-1 Leicester – Sky Sports Box Office
Mon Oct 26: Brighton 1-1 West Brom Sky Sports Box Office
PPV matches yet to come
Fri Oct 30: Wolves vs Crystal Palace, 8pm – BT Sport Box Office
Sat Oct 31: Burnley vs Chelsea, 3pm – BT Sport Box Office
Sun Nov 1: Aston Villa vs Southampton, 12pm – Sky Sports Box Office
Sun Nov 1: Tottenham vs Brighton, 12pm – Sky Sports Box Office
Mon Nov 2: Fulham vs West Brom, 5.30pm – Sky Sports Box Office
Fri Nov 6: Brighton vs Burnley 5:30pm – – Sky Sports Box Office
Sat Nov 7: Crystal Palace vs Leeds 3pm – BT Sport Box Office
Sat Nov 7: West Ham vs Fulham 8pm – BT Sport Box Office
Sun Nov 8: West Brom vs Tottenham 12pm – Sky Sports Box Office
Sun Nov 8: Arsenal vs Aston Villa 7.15pm – Sky Sports Box Office
Supporters have been boycotting PPV games and instead donating the £14.95 fee to charity with more than £300,000 raised so far.
The decision to make matches which were not due to be broadcast on TV available through PPV on either Sky Sports or BT Sport has caused outrage among football fans who are still unable to attend games due to restrictions.
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville called for the £14.95 fee to be scrapped, claiming no fans are watching.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville said: ‘It just needs scrapping. It’s gone. It’s finished. No one is paying, no one is watching, it’s done, it’s finished, get rid of it.’
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