FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
4 DAYS UNTIL NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL – BURNLEY CLUB PROFILE
A Look at One of the Promoted Clubs – Burnley
Coverage Debuts This Saturday, August 13 at 6:30 a.m. ET on CNBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 9, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016-17 Premier League season kicks off four days from today, on Saturday, August 13. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on CNBC followed by newly promoted Hull City v. last season’s champions Leicester City at 7:30 a.m. ET. Coverage continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States. All games 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.
New Season, Newly Promoted Teams: Burnley
First match: Burnley v. Swansea City, Sat., August 13, 10 a.m. ET
Burnley earned automatic promotion to the 2016-17 Premier League by finishing first in the Championship last season. After being relegated following the 2014-15 campaign, the Clarets’ season in the Championship included a 23-match unbeaten streak. Led by manager Sean Dyche and Championship Player of the Year Andre Gray, Burnley are hopeful to maintain their standing in English football’s top flight this season – their third in the Premier League.
The club is located in Burnley, Lancashire county in northwest England outside Manchester. As one of the founding members of the Football League, Burnley have had a distinguished tenure dating to 1882.
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|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Everton v. Tottenham||TBD|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Watford||TBD|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. West Bromwich Albion||TBD|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Swansea City||TBD|
|Sat., Aug. 13||10 a.m.||Middlesbrough v. Stoke City||TBD|
|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|
|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–