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Monday, August 8th, 2016
2016-17 PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF IN 5 DAYS ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL HIGHLIGHTED BY ARSENAL V. LIVERPOOL THIS SUN. AT 11 AM ET ON NBCSN
Coverage Debuts This Saturday, August 13 at 6:30 a.m. ET on CNBC
Last Season’s Champions Leicester City Visit Hull City This Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC
All Matches Available on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 8, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016-17 Premier League season kicks off five days from today, on Saturday, August 13. The opening weekend of the season is headlined by a clash of perennial powers, as Liverpool travel to the Emirates for a showdown with Arsenal this Sunday, August 14, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Liverpool enter their first full season under manager Jurgen Klopp, who took charge in October 2015 and led the Reds to a Europa League Final appearance last season. Arsenal are looking to build on last year’s second-place finish, their first in the top-two since 2004-05. Manager Arsene Wenger, the longest-tenured manager in the league, leads the Gunners for a 21st straight season.
This weekend’s coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET Saturday with Premier League Live on CNBC. Immediately following, defending champions Leicester City and their leading scorer last season, Jamie Vardy (24 goals), kick off the season at newly promoted Hull City at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC and NBC UNIVERSO.
Coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on CNBC with Everton v. Tottenham. All matches not on CNBC 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.
Saturday’s live match coverage wraps up at 12:30 p.m. ET on CNBC as Manchester City and their new manager Pep Guardiola host Sunderland. Coverage on Sunday, August 14, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Manchester United’s first match under former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho away to Bournemouth at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.
Live match coverage continues Monday, August 15, with Premier League Live at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, followed by Chelsea v. West Ham at 3 p.m. ET.
All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Steve Bower will host Premier League Live for the first two weeks of the season, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
NEW “BRIDGE & TUNNEL” PROMOTIONAL SPOTS
NBC Sports Group’s new Premier League promotional spots take fans from New York’s Brooklyn Bridge to London’s Tower Bridge, and finally to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge with a cameo from Premier League Live host Rebecca Lowe. Click here for the 30-second spot featuring Lowe, and here for the 15-second spot.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
Following is the match schedule for the first week of the 2016-17 Premier League Season:
|Sat., Aug. 13||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 13||7:30 a.m.||Hull City v. Leicester City||CNBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Everton v. Tottenham||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Middlesbrough v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 13||12:30 p.m.||Manchester City v. Sunderland||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 13||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||CNBC|
|Sun., Aug. 14||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 14||8:30 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Manchester United||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., Aug. 14||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 15||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA|
|Mon., Aug. 15||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. West Ham||USA|
|Mon., Aug. 15||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA|
For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first two months of the season, click here.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–