Newcastle United fans face new TV match charge as Manchester United game moved

Newcastle United fans will have to fork out almost £15 to watch some of the club’s games this season – even if they have a TV package.

The Premier League today revealed that those behind-closed-doors games not chosen for live broadcast will now be screened on a pay-per-view basis by Sky Sports and BT Sport.

Fans have not been allowed inside stadiums since March due to the coronavirus pandemic – and there is no date for the return of spectators to top-flight games.

It’s reported that pay-per-view games will cost £14.95.

A TV Camera man films the warm-up prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the London Stadium.

A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League today confirmed all fixtures until the end of October will continue to be made available for fans to watch live in the United Kingdom. Under these new arrangements, the current live match selections will remain in place and will be broadcast as normal.

“In addition, the five matches per round not already selected will be made available to supporters on a pay-per-view basis.

“Clubs today agreed this interim solution to enable all fans to continue to watch their teams live. The Premier League has worked closely with Sky Sports and BT Sport to provide this arrangement and is grateful for their support.

“The agreement will be regularly reviewed in consultation with clubs and in line with any decisions made by Government regarding the return of spectators to stadiums.”

Newcastle’s next game, the October 17 home fixture against Manchester United, has been moved to an 8pm kick-off slot so it can be screened on a pay-per-view basis by Sky.

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