LIKE fellow EFL clubs, QPR is currently battling its way through unprecedented economic challenges.
As a result of fans being unable to attend games, our revenue streams have been enormously impacted. Live access to matches via QPR+ is now the club’s biggest source of income - COVID-19 has put a greater dependence on streaming than ever before.
The club has worked hard to balance fairness towards its supporters with the needs to run the club in a financially prudent way.
Illegal streaming of these games is taking vital revenue directly from the club.
Aside from the fact piracy can get you into trouble with civil and criminal action a real possibility, if you decide to watch an illegal stream you are essentially taking money away from QPR.
The EFL has launched an anti-piracy campaign with all 72 Clubs to send a strong message that piracy and illegal streams is hurting us all.
Almost 7,000 illegal EFL streams have been detected so far this season, with an average of 170 people viewing each stream – that’s almost 1.2million people.
The EFL and its clubs could potentially lose at least a third of its streaming income from illegal streaming this season.
As we continue to work our way through this difficult financial landscape, the club would once again like to thank for you for your incredible support and backing.
If you plan to watch the R’s in action against Watford this weekend, please do it via QPR+.
QPR fans can watch the team in action for £10 (£7 overseas) by clicking here.