FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
LIVERPOOL V. EVERTON IN MERSEYSIDE DERBY TOMORROW AT 3 PM ET ON NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO IN MARATHON PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH WEEK
First-Place Leicester City v. Swansea City This Sunday at 11:15 am ET on NBCSN & TELEMUNDO
Second-Place Tottenham v. West Bromwich Albion Monday, April 25, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
NBC Sports Digital Shorts Partners with KICK TV to Deliver Short-Form Videos on Merseyside Derby for NBCSports.com
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 19, 2016 – NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of nine Premier League match days in a 10-day span (April 16-25), including six consecutive days of live matches with the Merseyside Derby between rivals Liverpool and Everton tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. The two sides have drawn in their last three meetings, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be looking for a victory in his first Merseyside Derby with the Reds. The Merseyside Derby is the longest current top-flight derby in England. Liverpool host Everton at Anfield tomorrow, less than a mile from the Toffees’ Goodison Park.
Tomorrow’s match coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live hosted by Steve Bower. Bower hosts for the balance of the season, filling in for Rebecca Lowe, who is out on maternity leave. He will be joined by analysts Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe.
Leading up to the Merseyside Derby, NBC Sports Digital Shorts – an initiative focused on producing original short-form content for NBCSports.com and other NBC Sports Digital platforms – has teamed up with KICK to deliver two “Roots of the Rivalry” short-form videos covering the story behind the clubs’ rivalry and the Derby Day experience. The first episode, which explains how Liverpool ended up half-red (Liverpool FC) and half-blue (Everton FC), will be released tomorrow on NBCSports.com. A follow-up video documenting the experience through the eyes of a Liverpool Fan, an Everton Fan and the U.S. Soccer Fan will be released in the coming weeks.
Live match coverage continues this Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by fourth-place Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion on NBCSN. The Gunners’ focus has gone from title hopes to ensuring a top-four finish this season. Arsenal are down one point from third-place Manchester City and only four points separate them and fifth-place Manchester United in the tight Champions League race.
Live weekend match coverage begins this Saturday, April 23, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Manchester City v. Stoke City on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Manchester City come off a 1-1 draw against Newcastle today, while Stoke look to rebound from yesterday’s 4-0 loss against second-place Tottenham.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO present coverage of Liverpool v. Newcastle and USA Network hosts coverage of Bournemouth v. Chelsea. With one relegation position already decided (20th-place Aston Villa), 19th-place Newcastle look for crucial points to edge out 18th-place Sunderland and 17th-place Norwich City for Premier League safety.
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.
Coverage on Sunday, April 24, begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Sunderland v. Arsenal at 9:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. Sunday at 11:15 a.m. ET, first-place Leicester City continue their remarkable Premier League title campaign against Swansea City. The Foxes come off a dramatic 2-2 match against West Ham on Sunday, managing to scrape out a draw thanks to a goal on a stoppage-time penalty kick from Leonardo Ulloa.
Live match coverage concludes on Monday, April 25, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Tottenham v. West Bromwich Albion at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Spurs’ proved they are not to be counted out in the title race with their 4-0 win against Stoke City, bringing them within five points of first-place Leicester City.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by 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.
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 through April 25 (all times ET):
|Wed., April 20||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 20||3 p.m.||Liverpool v. Everton||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Wed., April 20||2:45 p.m.||West Ham United v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 20||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 20||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 21||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 21||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 21||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 23||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 23||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 23||7:45 a.m.||Manchester City v. Stoke City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 23||10 a.m.||Liverpool v. Newcastle||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 23||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Chelsea||USA|
|Sat., April 23||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 23||11 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 24||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 24||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 24||9:05 a.m.||Sunderland v. Arsenal||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., April 24||11:15 a.m.||Leicester City v. Swansea City||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., April 24||1:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 24||11 p.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 25||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 25||3 p.m.||Tottenham v. West Bromwich Albion||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Mon., April 25||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–