Gabby Agbonlahor hits out at quantity of subscriptions wanted to observe soccer on TV


Gabby Agbonlahor hits out at quantity of subscriptions wanted to observe soccer on TV, and for as soon as, followers are in precise settlement with him.

The ex-Premier League striker was on talkSPORT Breakfast Wednesday morning the place he, Ally McCoist and Laura Woods talked about Scotland’s 2-0 win in opposition to Spain the evening earlier than.

The sport was televised on Viaplay, a streaming service that was launched within the UK in 2022, not on mainstream telly and even on Sky Sports activities.

Gabby mentioned that he didn’t watch the sport and introduced up the rising variety of TV platforms that present soccer as the explanation.

He mentioned: “It’s an enormous end result and Ally, I didn’t get to observe the sport as a result of there’s that many various channels now that the soccer is on.

“You’ve acquired Viaplay £15, BT Sport £30, Sky Sports activities £24, Amazon £9, you’ve acquired Premier Sports activities, I can’t sustain.

“I went to put it on Ally and I’m like, ‘No I’m not signing up for this channel.’”

Amongst the laughter, McCoist added that the subscription will surely have been price his cash as he replied: “I can assure mate, it would have been £15 well spent!”

Up to now, talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan has put ahead an concept of getting a ‘Netflix of football’ streaming platform, the place followers could be charged £9.99 a month to observe Premier League video games.

He mentioned: “It’s what ought to occur and it’s what I’ve been speaking about for about three or 4 years, for the Premier League to construct its personal platform and proudly owning its personal content material, somewhat than doing it by means of third social gathering shops like Sky, BT and the abroad offers that they’ve signed.

“In case you construct your individual platform, just like the ‘Netflix of football’ concept that I’ve mooted for a while, cost 100million individuals all over the world who would simply subscribe to it £9.99-a-month, which is not any nice shake by way of price, you’d be producing £10-12billion a yr.

“You take a look at the £3billion a yr that they’re at present getting and that has related prices, so after all there’s a degree in query that the league needs to be getting off its bottom and shifting by means of the gears.

“There’s one other argument about biting the hand that fed them as a result of there’s little question that Sky and others have taken soccer to a unique degree, however their time is starting to enter the previous.

“Comcast bought Sky because they wanted to increase their subscription opportunity because it was running aground in America. I don’t think that they’re a great broadcaster. I think that Sky has had its day and I think there’s an opportunity.”

Right here’s what followers mentioned as Gabby Agbonlahor hits out on the quantity of subscriptions wanted to observe soccer on TV…

@DSW357: I don’t agree with him a lot, however for as soon as he has a degree

@RealLeeAnderson: Gabby for the primary time making a great level. Making a degree for the typical Monday to Friday employee but others discover it hilarious. Have to be good.

@markg80: Will solely worsen on the finish of the subsequent TV rights contracts when the likes of Dazn and Disney and presumably netflix get entangled

@tom_LFC90: I’m gutted to be lacking the Man Metropolis vs Liverpool recreation on Saturday, however I simply can’t justify spending £30 on a BT subscription on prime of all the pieces else. They don’t even have a lot on there #LFC

@TomStirk1992: Gabby’s by no means heard of a fireplace stick

@Riccles05: That’s not the purpose although is it. We shouldn’t need to undergo unlawful means to observe soccer, particularly residence nation internationals.

@thealchemistroc: It’s ridiculous want some type of regulation on this over a £100 month to observe soccer

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