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Why Netflix of football talk is "hugely naive"

Raf Diallo
Raf Diallo

14:32 14 Feb 2019

"If you had 100 million subscribers on 'Premier League TV', like you've got on Netflix, at £8 per-month, you're bringing in £10 billion per-year, not £8.7 billion every three years as the current deal does."

Those are part of the comments from Simon Jordan. The ex-Crystal Palace owner was advocating the Premier League becoming a "Netflix of football" during an appearance on Talksport.

And those remarks caught the eye of Joe, Derek and Killian on Team 33 this week.

Breaking even?

"His complaint was that the Premier League is giving away such a huge, vast amount of content that is worth much more to it, if it kept control of it," explained Killian.

"In principle, it sounds like a great idea. But it just goes to show there's huge naivety about what Netflix is and how streaming works. I don't think a lot of people understand how much debt Netflix is in. Netflix isn't a proven business concept. It's haemorrhaging money and they say they are creeping closer towards breaking even. By 2021, it's been forecast by Morgan Stanley that they will break even."

You can listen to the full discussion on the podcast here, or on iTunes. It's 34 minutes in:

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Next week, our main interview will be with ex-Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Germany defender Markus Babbel who is now managing in Australia.

 


You can listen to the full podcast above and follow @teamthirtythree on Twitter.

Apart from Gary Neville, Ian Wright and Arsenal Fan TV founder Robbie Lyle, recent interviews on Team 33 include:

Andrei Kanchelskis 

Niall Quinn

Carlton Palmer

Alessandro Pistone 

Bobby Tambling and Paddy Mulligan

Johan Neeskens

Darius Vassell

David Fairclough

Mark Kinsella

Eric Lichaj 

Tomasz Radzinski.

Plus our in-depth chats with Tony CotonPackie BonnerNobby SolanoRon Atkinson and Alan Curbishley are still available on iTunes. You can find them all in one place by subscribing to Team 33 on iTunes.

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


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