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No change to cable TV subscription fees for this EPL season

Published on Aug 4, 2014 7:33 AM
Vincent Kompany of Manchester City, which won the Premier League last season. The 2014-15 season begins on Aug 16. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

The cost of catching English Premier League (EPL) matches this coming season will be the same as it was in the last, SingTel has said.

The EPL season kicks off on Aug 16 and the standalone subscription to watch it on SingTel mioTV or StarHub costs $59.90 per month.

Last year, there was a public outcry when SingTel introduced the subscription fee, which was nearly double the $34.90 football fans had previously paid per month for a bundle that came with other sports content.

That came after a drawn-out tussle which later saw the Media Development Authority mandating in April last year, that SingTel share its broadcast rights for the EPL with StarHub for three seasons.

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