In what comes as a bad news for football fans in England, Premier League officials have turned their attention towards streaming of the Premier League games online.

It is understood that the Bosses are in talks with cyber security companies to block the illegal streaming of the matches on the internet.

The reason behind their move is the huge amounts of money paid by the official broadcasters of the game the country.

According to the Times, these discussions are centered around creating a virtual barrier that will prevent the users in the UK access streams from overseas.

The Premier League have received £5.1billion from Sky and BT for the rights to show fixtures for the next three seasons, a 71 per cent increase on the previous deal.



With prices of tickets for stadiums on the rise, the number of users watching online streams has risen sharply in recent years.

The Saturday 3 pm kick-offs are reported to be the main cause of this rise in viewership. These games are not broadcasted live in the UK but are broadcasted over the world.

Some of the more popular broadcasters based in Australia, New Zealand and the UAE who cover these games get a lot of viewership. It is estimated that a whole of one million users watch football through illegal streams each week.

With these staggering number in mind, the Premier League officials now want to ban the online broadcast of overseas channels illegally.


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