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Sky TV is increasing the price of its Fan Pass subscriptions to watch sport online
Fri, 5th May 2017
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Sky TV released its own streaming app called Fan Pass a few years ago so it was more affordable for fans to watch sport. Now the price has risen above that of a normal Sky subscription.  Sky TV released an email to Fan Pass customers informing them of the recent Fan Pass changes that will take place from May 24th. Not only is the price being increased, but they are eliminating some packages.  Previously you were able to buy a Day Pass for $14.99 or a Week Pass for $19.99. These options will no longer be available as a monthly and a six monthly subscription have taken their place.  From May 24th, a monthly subscription to Fan Pass will now cost you $99.99 per month. The six month pass is a one-off payment of $329.99. Sky mentions the six month option equates to less than $2 per day.  The reason the price is increasing is due to the rising costs of sports TV rights. This is why Sky is choosing to drop its Day and Weekly passes. These changes actually make it cheaper to sign up for Sky TV itself.  If you are unaware, the Fan Pass let's you view Sky Sport channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus you can get access to Pay-Per-View events for an additional fee. It's an online streaming service much like Netflix, the WWE Network etc.