Premier League Fans Stream Illegally
Premier League Fans Stream Illegally

By Niall McCarthy (Statista)

4 in 10 Premier League fans stream illegally. This chart shows the share of Premier League fans that stream matches illegally.

As TV rights revenues for the Premier League have soared in recent years - the current deal worth a total of 5.136 billion pounds over three years - so too have a the prices for fans to watch the games live on TV. A new survey by ComRes has shown that this may have led to a large number of fans turning to illegal streams to watch their clubs in action.

As the infographic above shows, 4 in 10 have streamed a match using an unofficial website at least once in the last season or so, with 11 percent saying they do this weekly.

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