FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
3 DAYS UNTIL NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL – HULL CITY CLUB PROFILE
A Look at One of the Promoted Clubs – Hull City
Coverage Debuts This Saturday, August 13 at 6:30 a.m. ET on CNBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 10, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016-17 Premier League season kicks off three 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: Hull City
First match: Hull City v. Leicester City, Sat., August 13, 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC
Hull City earned promotion to the 2016-17 Premier League by winning the Championship Playoff Final after finishing fourth in the regular season. The promotion was the Tigers’ second in four seasons. Hull City will be tested early on in top flight action, facing champions Leicester City and perennial powers Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea in the first two months.
The club is located in Kingston upon Hull in northeast England. Hull City is known for their black and amber home kits, thus giving them their nickname, the Tigers. This season will be the Tigers’ fifth in the Premier League since 2008, when they earned a spot in the top division for the first time in the club’s history.
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 three months of the season, click here.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–