What's the best TV deal for Premier League football? Packages 20 per cent cheaper per game for 2015/16 season due to Sky and BT competition

 
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Sky Sports and BT are fighting for football fans' affections this season. (Source: Getty)

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.

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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.

PackageCost per game 2015Cost per game 2014Reduction in cost per gameTotal annual cost 2015Total annual cost 2014Number of games offered (2014/15)Number of games offered (2015/16)

Number of games offered (2016/17)

Sky Sports£3.91£4.7918.4%£454£556116116126
Sky Sports via BT (includes BT Sport)£3.27£4.1821.77%£503.83£643.83154154168
Sky Sports via Virgin Media£3.74£6.0237.9%£433.95£698.88116116126
Sky Sports via TalkTalk£5.35£5.828.1%£620.40£675.40116116126
BT Sport£8.05£10.0019.50%£305.83£379.83383842
BT Sport via Virgin Media£10.16£11.3710.70%£385.95£432.00383842
BT Sport and Sky Sports via Virgin Media£3.99£5.1722.8%£613.95£878.88154154168

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