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Pub landlords campaign against Sky Sports price hike



UK pub landlords have launched a campaign against Sky Sports, which has upped the cost of subscriptions to its pub TV service.

The 20 per cent hike in the fees for the Pub Channel has angered landlords, who do not want to pay more for the live football matches broadcast by the channel each year.

Landlords in the UK currently pay around £300 per months for the Pub Channel –this could increase to as much as £1000 a month depending on the size of the premises.

Martyn Jones, Labour MP for Clywd South is backing the campaign, as is Tony Payne, chief executive of the Federation of Licensed Victuallers’ Association.