Sun paywall to cost £2 per week from August

The Sun is introducing a £2 per week subscription package that includes access to Premier League highlights, starting from 1 August.

The service, which will also include “exclusive offers and promotions”, will be called Sun+. Paid-up users will have access seven days per week on all platforms, and there will be no free content.

News International chief executive Mike Darcey, who struck the £30m-plus Premier League deal that takes exclusive rights for internet and mobile highlights away from ESPN and Yahoo, said in an email to staff: “This move ensures that we will be offering a compelling, paid-for package across all of our titles, delivering great value for news that is worth paying for.”

Once installed, all of News International’s papers, including the Times and Sunday Times – which are also signed up to the football rightswill operate behind paywalls.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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