Yahoo! Sports Singapore, 18 Mar 2014
According to StarHub, the exclusive purchase of rights has led to a sharp increase in pricing, with a standalone package now costing S$112.35, up from S$88 in 2010 when the rights were shared by both telcos. Only four of the 64 matches, namely the opening match, both semi-finals and the final, will be broadcast on free-to-air channels.
But how does Singapore rank among other nations around the region? Is the cost of S$112.35 (USD88.50) a reasonable amount and on par with what football fans across Asia will be paying?
Goal Singapore's survey of the region has drawn an enviable result.