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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
2ND-PLACE TOTTENHAM VISIT LIVERPOOL SAT. AT 12:30 PM ON NBC & 1ST-PLACE LEICESTER CITY HOST SOUTHAMPTON SUN. AT 8:30 AM ON NBCSN AS TITLE RACE INTENSIFIES
NBC Sports Group’s Lead Premier League Play-by-Play Announcer Arlo White Crosses the Pond to Host Premier League Live, Filling in For Rebecca Lowe
Manchester United v. Everton This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on USA Network
Professional Wrestler & Actor Sheamus to Guest on THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW this Monday, April 4, at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 29, 2016 – Second-place Tottenham visit Liverpool this Saturday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, and first-place Leicester City host Southampton this Sunday, April 3, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO as the race for the Premier League title intensifies.
Tottenham come off a 3-0 win over Bournemouth on March 20, featuring two goals from the Premier League’s new leading scorer Harry Kane (21 goals). Kane surpassed Leicester City’s scoring leader Jamie Vardy (19 goals) for most goals in the league during the match. Vardy and the Foxes come off a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on March 19.
Peter Drury calls Liverpool v. Tottenham, joined by analyst Lee Dixon, and Steve Bower calls Leicester City v. Southampton, joined by Stoke City and U.S. Men’s National Team player Geoff Cameron.
As previously announced, with Premier League Live host Rebecca Lowe out on maternity leave, NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play voice Arlo White will host Premier League Live for the next two match weeks (April 2-3 and April 9-10) from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
“The last time I was in the Premier League studio in Stamford, I was desperately trying to keep a straight face as I watched Rebecca interview a certain Mr. Ted Lasso. That day will stay with me forever. How Rebecca got through it without falling into a heap of laughter I will never know,” said White. “But she’s a true professional, and it’s an honor to be called across the pond to keep Rebecca’s seat warm whilst she is away. Having done such a wonderful job anchoring our coverage, she will be missed, but I’ll do my very best to meet the standard she has set.”
Bower will host Premier League Live from April 16-18 through the remainder of the season, which concludes on Championship Sunday, May 15.
NBC Sports Group’s live Premier League coverage begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Aston Villa v. Chelsea at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with third-place Arsenal v. Watford on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Norwich City v. Newcastle on USA Network. Arsenal come off a 2-0 win over Everton, and look to keep their own title hopes alive by closing the 11-point gap between them and league leaders Leicester.
Live match coverage wraps up Sunday at 11 a.m. ET with Manchester United v. Everton on USA Network and TELEMUNDO. Manchester United come off a crucial 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Manchester Derby on March 20, which brought them level on points with fifth-place West Ham United. Both the Red Devils and the Hammers are just one point behind Manchester City in a tight fight for fourth place, the final Champions League qualification position.
All matches not on NBCSN or USA Network in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET television window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
This weekend, White will be joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe for Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and 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 Roger Bennett will air this Monday, April 4, at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Professional wrestler and actor Sheamus will be this week’s guest.
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., April 2||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 2||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 2||7:45 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Chelsea||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 2||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Watford||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 2||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Newcastle||USA|
|Sat., April 2||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Manchester City||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 2||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 2||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 2||10 a.m.||West Ham United v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 2||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Tottenham||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 2||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 3||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 3||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 3||8:30 a.m.||Leicester City v. Southampton||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., April 3||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||USA|
|Sun., April 3||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. Everton||USA, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., April 3||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA|
|Sun., April 3||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 4||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 4||7 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 4||10 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–