“No more 3pm blackout” – Chelsea owner Todd Boehly wants this rule changed
The ownership group of Chelsea, led by Todd Boehly, is reportedly in favor of removing the 3pm blackout rule in the Premier League, as stated by sources contacted by The Daily Mail.
The 3pm blackout rule prohibits the televising of Premier League games that kick off at 3pm, aiming to encourage fans to watch lower league matches that are televised and boost their revenue.
Many Premier League fans criticize this rule, leading to an increase in illegal and pirated streaming, as it restricts the options for watching their favorite teams if they can’t attend the match in person.
According to reports, Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, the ownership group behind Chelsea, view the removal of the 3pm blackout rule as a potential opportunity to increase revenue in the football industry.