FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
TOP THREE PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS – LEICESTER CITY, TOTTENHAM & ARSENAL – FEATURED ON NBCSN THIS WEEKEND
Special Relegation Breakaway this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN Features Live Look-In on Aston Villa-Bournemouth Match
Third-Place Arsenal Visit 6th-place West Ham United This Saturday at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
First-Place Leicester City Visit Sunderland This Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
Second-Place Tottenham v. Fifth-Place Manchester United This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 5, 2016 – With five weeks until the Premier League’s “Championship Sunday,” NBC Sports Group presents a full slate of action featuring title and Champions League hopefuls, and clubs desperate to avoid relegation. Action begins this Saturday, April 9, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by 6th-place West Ham United v. third-place Arsenal on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Arsenal kept their title ambitions alive on Saturday by defeating Watford 4-0.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents a special Relegation Breakaway as Aston Villa fight to avoid relegation, featuring RedZone-like live look-ins on the best action from 20th-place Aston Villa v. Bournemouth, and Crystal Palace v. 17th-place Norwich City. Aston Villa will be guaranteed relegation this season if Norwich City better their result on Saturday (Norwich City win and Aston Villa draw, or Norwich City draw and Aston Villa lose).
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League Breakaway program presents the most compelling action in real time and on replay, so viewers experience every twist and turn as Aston Villa fights for Premier League safety, and Norwich City look to further distance themselves from 18th-place, the final relegation position. Arlo White will guide the program as it cuts between matches to follow the most important stories with minimal interruption.
USA Network will present Southampton v. Newcastle Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, and all matches in the 10 a.m. ET window (including Relegation Breakaway games) will be available in their entirety via live stream on NBC Sports Live Extra and on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN. Relegation Breakaway will also be available on NBC Sports Live Extra.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and NBC UNIVERSO present coverage of fourth-place Manchester City v. West Bromwich Albion. Manchester City come off a 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday, and are in a close competition with rivals fifth-place Manchester United for the fourth and final Champions League position this season. Only one point separates the Manchester teams.
Peter Drury calls the match joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at the Etihad Stadium.
Coverage this Sunday, April 10, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by first-place Leicester City v. Sunderland at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Leicester City, which narrowly avoided relegation last season, will become this season’s champions if they win four of their last six matches.
White and The Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett discussed Leicester City’s unlikely title contention on yesterday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC. Click here to view the video.
Also aiming for the title are second-place Tottenham, which host fifth-place Manchester United Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN & TELEMUNDO. Premier League-leading scorer Harry Kane (22 goals) managed to score the equalizing goal for Tottenham in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday, but Spurs still trail the Foxes by 7 points.
Steve Bower calls the match, joined by Le Saux at White Hart Lane.
Sunday’s Liverpool v. Stoke City match at 11 a.m. ET will be available on NBC Sports Live Extra and on Premier League Extra Time.
Sunday at 2 p.m. ET NBCSN presents an encore presentation of Premier League Download: The Leicester City Story, which uses fan interviews, studio reactions and announcer calls to chronicle Leicester City’s improbable run at the 2015-16 Premier League title.
Live match coverage concludes with a mid-week match between Crystal Palace and Everton on Wednesday, April 13, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
This weekend, White will be joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle for Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows.
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, April 11, at 10 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., April 9||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 9||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 9||7:45 a.m.||West Ham United v. Arsenal||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 9||10 a.m.||Relegation Breakaway||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 9||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Newcastle||USA|
|Sat., April 9||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Norwich City||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 9||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 9||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Chelsea||Extra Time, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 9||10 a.m.||Watford v. Everton||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 9||12:30 p.m.||Manchester City v. West Bromwich Albion||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 9||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sat., April 9||10 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 9||Midnight||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 10||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 10||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 10||8:30 a.m.||Sunderland v. Leicester City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., April 10||11 a.m.||Tottenham v. Manchester United||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., April 10||11 a.m.||Liverpool v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sun., April 10||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 10||2 p.m.||Premier League Download: The Leicester City Story||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 11||7 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 11||10 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 12||1 a.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 13||1 a.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 13||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 13||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 13||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–