With an estimated fanbase of 6 million supporters worldwide, Newcastle United fans will be watching their favorite team in the Championship this season, and not in the Premier League.
Unfortunately for the Toon Army, you’re not going to be able to watch as many Newcastle games as you did when they played in the Premier League. We estimate you’ll be able to watch 10 NUFC games live in the US this season.
The realities of the situation is that one, most of the Newcastle games won’t be shown live on television anywhere in the world (the Championship isn’t as popular as the Premier League). Two, for the matches that are televised live, Newcastle’s Championship matches will be competing against matches from other leagues including the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and elsewhere, so even if Newcastle is being televised, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to find the match on TV but you may be able to see it on beIN SPORTS Connect (more about that later).
Thankfully, we’ll provide you with all of the tips you need to watch as many Newcastle United games that are televised.
Tip 1 — Subscribe to a TV or streaming network that carries beIN SPORTS
beIN SPORTS is the exclusive rights-holder to the Championship in the United States. No other network can legally show the games on US soil, so your first step should be to do everything you can to get beIN SPORTS today. There are two main ways to get beIN SPORTS. Either you can subscribe to the channel on TV via DirecTV or DISH or your local cable provider, or you can subscribe to the channel via streaming providers such as fuboTV and Sling TV. Both streaming services offer free trials so you can kick the tires to see which one you like best.
On a typical week in the Championship season, you can expect beIN SPORTS to televise 3 live Championship matches per weekend. Whether one of them will feature Newcastle is a crap shoot, but it’s likely that Newcastle United will be featured more often than other Championship clubs due to the popularity of the St James’ Park club.
Tip 2 — Bookmark our Championship TV schedule page
While we should be thankful that beIN SPORTS has the rights to the Championship and therefore provides soccer fans like us an opportunity to watch the entertaining league, beIN SPORTS is almost always making last minute changes to their programming schedule even days before games are scheduled to kick off. So the best way to stay updated on when Newcastle will be shown on US TV via beIN SPORTS is to bookmark our Championship TV schedule, which is updated weekly (sometimes daily) throughout the entire season.