Spain has become the most expensive country in Europe to watch football on television with an average cost of €52.10 per viewer, ahead of the UK with €49.80 according to a report from Comparaiso.es
Italy is the cheapest with €14.00, followed by Portugal, €27.99; France, €36.80 and Germany with €39.90. For the supporters of the largest clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona the bill is even higher. “If [Spaniards] want to watch all the matches of their teams they have to pay more than double the rest of fans since there isn’t a single channel that includes all matches”, says the report.
“Watching football on TV is becoming a real luxury with millions of people unable to have access,” points out Alicia Navas, Country Manager of Comparaiso.es on the grounds that viewers have to subscribe to different pay-TV platforms (Canal Plus Liga, Canal Plus 1, Movistar TV, Gol TV, among others) to watch all the matches.
For online transmission, the most expensive country is the UK with an average cost of €54.92, way ahead of France, €12 a month or Spain, €18.15.