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Sky Sports give Green Light to Pay Per View matches to non Season Ticket holders

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Non Season Ticket holders will be able to buy Pay Per View matches in the season ahead.

With Season Ticket sales completed at clubs it is being reported that Sky Sports has no objections to individual games being sold to non Season Ticket holders.

Pricing these matches is critical with clubs obliged to charge more than Season Ticket holders are paying for their 19 match package.

The Sun reports:

PREMIERSHIP clubs look set to be allowed to sell one-off streams for non-Sky games when football returns.

SunSport understands the SPFL are likely to sanction a pay-per-view model for some matches behind closed doors.

Sky will NOT allow clubs such as Celtic and Rangers to sell extra streams for games already being broadcast live on their channels. Only virtual season-ticket holders will be given access to their club’s home games which are also being shown on Sky.

But the satellite giants are understood to have no issue with clubs selling the PPV tickets for standard, non-televised fixtures. This is expected to help cash-strapped clubs recoup some of the revenue lost from having no away ticket sales.

Next month Celtic have home matches against Aberdeen and Motherwell which aren’t being shown by Sky Sports.

With many Season Ticket holders paying the equivalent of £30 per game that figure would need to be the minimum pricing point.

Celtic’s opening game of the season, against Hamilton on August 2, will be shown live by Sky Sports who will also cover the first three away matches- at Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Dundee United.

Talks are ongoing with the Scottish Government about allowing fans back into matches but so far clubs aren’t even allowed to play in friendly matches.

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