I usually point out to different Newcastle United followers the brand new Premier League TV offers that have been introduced (see beneath) just a few months.
The response I get is fairly constant.
It jogs my memory lots of people who take little curiosity in politics, just for then when whoever was voted in, begins to ship all types of nonsense that they stated they have been going to introduce, with these exact same folks then getting outraged about it. Demanding to know who allowed this to occur…
Lots of Newcastle United followers have been getting upset just lately about so many matches getting moved to so many awkward dates and occasions. Fairly rightly they’re getting upset.
Together with immediately, NUFC supporters lastly discovering out about the remainder of March’s Premier League fixtures and seeing Chelsea away now on a Monday at 8pm, West Ham house at 12.30pm on a Saturday.
Belief me, you have got seen nothing but…
I feel one of many large issues is that for thus many individuals, when bulletins are made about what has been determined about what is going on sooner or later, it seems to be far too straightforward for his or her eyes to glaze over and suppose, we’ll simply fear about that when it comes round. By which period, it’s all too late.
These October 2023 bulletins on the brand new Premier League TV offers to start out from 2025/26 PL season onwards, it’s now (ought to have been then, when introduced) when followers of all golf equipment must be uniting to say NO, sufficient is sufficient.
As an alternative, we’re going to get to the 2025/26 season and everyone will probably be kicking off then, saying it’s ridiculous and unacceptable what is going on.
There are 380 Premier League matches every season:
As just lately as 2018/19, ‘solely’ 168 of the 380 have been proven stay by broadcasters within the UK.
Presently, that determine is now 200 of the 380 are proven stay by broadcasters within the UK.
Beginning with the 2025/26 season, that can then change into 270 of the 380 proven stay by broadcasters within the UK.
In share phrases of variety of stay video games proven of the 380…:
44 per cent – 2018/19 season
52 per cent – 2023/24 season
71 per cent – 2025/26 season
So little question a few of you may be pondering, that is stunning, so from 2025/26 season, 71 per cent of Newcastle United matches will probably be proven by UK broadcasters and get moved.
I feel fairly protected to say, simply greater than 71 per cent of Newcastle United Premier League matches will probably be proven THIS season.
It has by no means been a good cut up and Newcastle United have all the time had extra matches chosen by broadcasters than most different Premier League golf equipment and in current occasions that has change into increasingly more.
From 2025/26, I feel we will probably be just about no Newcastle United matches in any respect, to be performed at 3pm on a Saturday.
While we’re speaking 71 per cent of the 380 PL matches to be proven by UK broadcasters from the 2025/26 season onwards, I feel for Newcastle United and sure different golf equipment, we will probably be certainly be 90 per cent or extra of our 38 PL matches to be chosen / moved. I reckon possibly three or 4 out of the 38, on the most, won’t be televised.
The extra observant of you will have seen that there’s even debate happening, that with such a minimal variety of Premier League matches set to kick off at 3pm on a Saturday from the 2025/26 season onwards, that (3pm on Saturdays) might change into the brand new common devoted time for Ladies’s Tremendous League matches to kick-off, except moved for TV…
BBC Sport report – 18 October 2023:
‘The Premier League will improve the variety of stay televised fixtures within the UK from 200 to round 270 in its subsequent rights cycle.
5 stay packages of between 42 and 65 video games are going up for tender in a four-year deal from the 2025-26 season.
The Saturday afternoon 3pm blackout will stay in place however each 2pm Sunday kick-off will probably be televised.
That is the primary time the Premier League has been by a young course of for its rights since 2018.
The present £5bn home TV rights deal, which expires on the finish of the 2024-25 season, was allowed to be prolonged due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It the primary time the Premier League has put its UK rights up on the market in six years and it expects to safe a big improve in worth for the brand new deal.
Presently Sky has 4 packages consisting of 128 matches per season, TNT two packages with 52 matches and Amazon has one package deal of 20 matches.
Within the new deal, 5 midweek rounds will probably be accessible as a substitute of the present 4, whereas the Saturday 12:30pm and 5:30pm and the Sunday 2pm and 4.30pm keep in place, together with the 8pm Monday or Friday slot.
The tender course of will probably be accomplished by the top of the yr.’