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Fan fury could force U-turn on £14.95 pay-per-view price for non-televised matches

Fan fury could force U-turn by the Premier League on their £14.95 pay-per-view price for non-televised matches next month

  • The live games don’t form part of current Sky or BT subscription packages 
  • Each game will cost £14.95 to view with service launching on October 17 
  • Manchester United’s trip to Newcastle among the first games screened on it 
  • Premier League had grown agitated at giving away product for free in lockdown 

The Premier League will come under fresh pressure to make a U-turn on their £14.95 pay-per-view price for non-televised matches this week with another shareholders’ meeting planned.

The bailout of the English Football League and distribution of any PPV revenue is expected to be discussed but the public-relations backlash over the price of watching Premier League games which are not among the televised picks is likely to force the clubs to reconsider the issue, even though it was finalised on Friday.

Only Leicester City’s Susan Wheeler voted against the proposal at Friday’s meeting, though Manchester United’s Ed Woodward is…