By Dr Dan Plumley

20th Jun, 2022 | 3:51pm

Finance guru: Liverpool causing conflict at Premier League HQ after £1.3bn deal agreed

There is conflict within the Premier League between the likes of Liverpool and the rest of the collective when it comes to the issue of exclusive streaming.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of a dedicated Premier League streaming service.

The top-flight’s current domestic TV rights are controlled by Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon, while international broadcast privileges are split between dozens of providers.

The MLS, by contrast, has just signed a £1.3billion, 10-year deal to stream all of its games exclusively via Apple TV, as per The Guardian last Thursday (16 June).

Such an arrangement has long been mooted as a possible future option for the Premier League, which attracts more viewers than any other league in world football.

Plumley suggests that Liverpool would be one of the main beneficiaries.

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“It’s the big sort of clubs that would benefit,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“There are differences that we need to consider, however. The MLS hasn’t got the 3pm Saturday blackout situation, for example.

“But it is a package that will stream every single game if people want to pay for that product. That is the way it could go in the market.

“It then becomes conceivable that the big clubs, Liverpool included, would benefit from that kind of model. They have more fans and would have more subscribers.

“That is the model they want to take in-house if they can but if not then through different streaming arrangements. I don’t think it’s beyond the realms of possibility and I imagine the big clubs are pushing for it.

“The Premier League have got that battle to fight. It’s the collective of all clubs versus satisfying the desires of individual clubs.”

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