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THOUSAND Sof pubs are pulling the plug on live football after being "held to ransom" by Sky, campaigners said yesterday.

Pub trade group ALMR claim Sky's premium package price - about pounds 13,000 - is too high.

ALMR chief Nick Bish said: "If the price of lager since 1996 had risen at the same rate as pub Sky subscriptions, we would currently be paying more than pounds 9 for a pint."

A Sky spokesman said: "We've kept our prices frozen at the September 2007 level."


Price row: TV firm
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 17, 2008
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