Reddit soccer steams: Why Reddit STOPPED streaming – how to watch Premier League live


Premier League action continues this weekend after a dramatic opening two rounds.

VAR has taken centre stage and it has raised plenty of questions about the new handball rule being enforced this season.

The headline fixture of the weekend sees Liverpool take on Arsenal at Anfield.

Fans, though, won’t be able to stream the match, or any other Premier League fixtures, through links found on Reddit – but why is this the case?

Why was Reddit soccer streams shut down?

Live football streaming used to be available on subreddit r/soccerstreams.

However, the thread was in breach of Premier League copyright regulations and Reddit’s own user agreement.

More than 420,000 Reddit users were subscribed to the thread before it was shut down.

In January, a moderator commented: “We’ve officially reached critical mass.

“I regret to inform you all that a few days ago, the Reddit Admins got in touch with us about an impending ban of this subreddit if changes weren’t made.

“The only way to save it, from our perspective, was to cease all user-related activity here.”

More than 200,000 illegal streams of top-flight fixtures were blocked in the 2017/18 season alone, leading to a crackdown from Premier League bosses.

TV rights for the 2019-2022 seasons have cost Sky Sports and BT Sport approximately £4.6billion, while Amazon scooped up their first broadcast package for this season.

Under the Premier League’s existing broadcasting deals, every Saturday lunchtime game will be shown on BT Sport – including their app and on the website.

Sky Sports will have live coverage of the Saturday evening kick-offs, with streaming available through the Sky Go app and NOWTV.

Customers can also take in Sunday fixtures and Monday Night Football on Sky through the same platforms.

Several midweek fixtures will also be shared between the two broadcasters over the course of the campaign.

Amazon will show every game in the first round of midweek fixtures in December, plus every match on Boxing Day.


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