FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
MANCHESTER DERBY: MANCHESTER CITY HOST MANCHESTER UNITED IN BLOCKBUSTER MATCH THIS SUNDAY, MAR. 20, AT NOON ET ON NBC & TELEMUNDO
Arlo White Calls the Manchester Derby on NBC Joined by Graeme Le Saux at the Etihad Stadium
Everton v. Third-Place Arsenal This Saturday at 8:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Crystal Palace v. First-Place Leicester City Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW This Monday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 15, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the most anticipated matches of the season, when fourth-place Manchester City host rivals sixth-place Manchester United in the 171st Manchester Derby this Sunday, March 20, at Noon ET on NBC and TELEMUNDO. The pressure is mounting for both clubs, as Manchester City look to hold onto their Champions League position with a top-four finish, and Manchester United work to avoid missing out on Champions League play for the second time in three seasons.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the Manchester Derby, joined at the Etihad Stadium by analyst Graeme Le Saux.
NBC Sports Group’s weekend Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, Mar. 19, at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Everton v. third-place Arsenal at 8:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Arsenal come off a 2-1 FA Cup loss to Watford and face Everton in their first Premier League fixture since a 2-2 draw with Tottenham in the North London Derby on March 5. Everton most recently defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup this past Saturday.
Coverage continues Saturday at 11 a.m. ET, when first-place Leicester City visit Crystal Palace on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Chelsea host fifth-place West Ham on USA Network. Leicester City’s incredible Premier League season continued yesterday with a 1-0 win over Newcastle, with the club maintaining their five-point lead atop the Premier League table. Chelsea are currently unbeaten in 13 Premier League matches.
White calls Crystal Palace v. Leicester City, joined by Le Saux at Selhurst Park.
Saturday’s live match coverage wraps up at 1:30 p.m. ET with Swansea City v. Aston Villa on NBCSN. At 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, NBCSN presents a new Premier League Download, hosted by The Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett. Premier League Download: The Leicester City Story uses fan interviews, studio reactions and announcer calls to chronicle Leicester City’s improbable run at the 2015-16 Premier League title.
Premier League coverage on Sunday begins at 8:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by the Tyne-Wear Derby, Newcastle v. Sunderland, at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Following the Manchester Derby, NBC presents a live Goal Zone at 2 p.m. ET recapping the weekend’s action. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
All matches not on NBC, NBCSN or USA Network in multiple television windows will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Bennett will air this Monday, Mar. 21, at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (subject to change, all times ET):
|Sat., Mar. 19||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 19||8:45 a.m.||Everton v. Arsenal||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Mar. 19||11 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Leicester City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Mar. 19||11 a.m.||Chelsea v. West Ham||USA|
|Sat., Mar. 19||11 a.m.||Watford v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Mar. 19||11 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Norwich City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Mar. 19||1:30 p.m.||Swansea City v. Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 19||3:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 19||4:30 p.m.||Premier League Download: The Leicester City Story||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 20||8:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 20||9:30 a.m.||Newcastle v. Sunderland||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., Mar. 20||9:30 a.m.||Southampton v. Liverpool||Extra Time|
|Sun., Mar. 20||Noon||Manchester City v. Manchester United||NBC, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Mar. 20||Noon||Tottenham v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sun., Mar. 20||2 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Mar. 20||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 21||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 21||11 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 21||11:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–