FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
NBCUNIVERSAL PRESENTS UNPRECEDENTED COVERAGE OF PREMIER LEAGUE’S “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY” ON MAY 11
For the First Time: All 10 Matches on 10 TV Networks at One Time Plus 2 Spanish-Language Telecasts – Live at 10 AM ET Only on the Networks of NBCUniversal
NBC to Present Special Season Wrap-up Postgame Show at 12 Noon ET
Premier League Live Pregame Kicks off at 9 AM ET on CNBC
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
Stamford, Conn. – April 16, 2014 – With less than one month to the Premier League’s May 11 season finale, NBCUniversal has unveiled the most extensive and comprehensive “Championship Sunday” programming plans ever in the U.S. Viewers will have front row seats to watch how the race unfolds for the Premier League title and Champions League berths, in addition to the final quest to avoid relegation.
All 10 matches will be presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, Spanish-language networks Telemundo and mun2 will each televise one match. Channel assignments for the matches will be determined in early May.
“It will be a day of football like no one has ever experienced,” Premier League Live host Rebecca Lowe said. “A one-off, must-watch date you just can’t miss to finish off a season which I believe has been the best of the Premier League era.”
“Blood, sweat and tears guaranteed on Championship Sunday as we watch this amazing season reach its thrilling finale,” said Premier League Live analyst and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe. “You won’t miss a thing as we bring you unprecedented coverage of one of the most anticipated sporting days anywhere.”
“Strap yourself into the armchair, grab hold of the remote and get ready for the ride of your life,” said Premier League Live analyst and former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle. “Championship Sunday delivers one, last, enthralling episode of the Barclays Premier League.”
Premier League “Championship Sunday” matches on May 11 will be televised live on the following networks of NBCUniversal, all at 10 a.m. ET:
NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off May 11 at 9 a.m. ET with an exclusive Premier League Live pregame show on CNBCfeaturingRebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, and Robbie Earle.
Lowe, Mustoe and Earle will return following the matches for a special Premier League Live season wrap-up postgame show on NBC at 12 Noon ET. NBCSN will simulcast the season-ending postgame show.
In addition, all 10 Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets (further details below).
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all 10 Premier League “Championship Sunday” matches. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play. Matches airing on:
- NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
- The nine non-NBC matches will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
The interactive Premier League Game Finder can be accessed at http://www.nbcsports.com/ExtraTime.
To date, AT&T U-verse®, Bright House Networks, Cablevision’s Optimum, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable have opted to carry the additional Premier League matches via the Premier League Extra Time package, and AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum, Charter, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS will make all Premier League games available through TV Everywhere. Additionally, over 100 NCTC partners have either signed-on to the Premier League Extra Time package or have opted-in via TV Everywhere, including Blue Ridge Communications, Buckeye CableSystem, CenturyLink Prism, and RCN. In some cases, the Premier League Extra Time package will be available in select markets.
With “Championship Sunday,” NBC Sports Group concludes the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world with all 380 Premier League matches available live in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. In total, NBC Sports Group presented more than 1,600 hours of Premier League programming.
–NBC Sports Group–