With the 2015/16 campaign less than a fortnight away, Premier League football TV packages are available up to 38 per cent cheaper per game than last season as competition between Sky and BT drives prices down.
Fans can purchase a sports package for as little as £3.27 per game if they purchase Sky Sports via BT (which comes through with BT Sport) for £503.83 - the same package cost £643.83 at £4.18 per game last season.
In fact, according to research from comparethemarket.com, Premier League obsessives are better off heading to BT for the best value in the 2015/16 season.
On average, Premier League football 20 per cent cheaper per game this season, with both broadcasters showing more games for cheaper prices.
James Padmore, comparethemarket.com's head of utilities, commented:
With BT becoming a bigger player in the market, the increased competition seems to be helping in significantly reducing the average cost per game and annual fees for TV packages. Football fans have taken a hit in recent years, especially when it comes to attending games, and the latest deals on offer signal a welcome change to all those that have felt left on the side-lines.
The 2015/16 season marks the final campaign before the Premier League's record £5bn deal with Sky and BT sees the number of live games broadcast on British television increase from 154 to 168 with Sky increasing its output from 116 live games to 126 and BT from 38 to 42.
|Package||Cost per game 2015||Cost per game 2014||Reduction in cost per game||Total annual cost 2015||Total annual cost 2014||Number of games offered (2014/15)||Number of games offered (2015/16)|
Number of games offered (2016/17)
|Sky Sports via BT (includes BT Sport)||£3.27||£4.18||21.77%||£503.83||£643.83||154||154||168|
|Sky Sports via Virgin Media||£3.74||£6.02||37.9%||£433.95||£698.88||116||116||126|
|Sky Sports via TalkTalk||£5.35||£5.82||8.1%||£620.40||£675.40||116||116||126|
|BT Sport via Virgin Media||£10.16||£11.37||10.70%||£385.95||£432.00||38||38||42|
|BT Sport and Sky Sports via Virgin Media||£3.99||£5.17||22.8%||£613.95||£878.88||154||154||168|