FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
LEICESTER CITY HOST ARSENAL IN MATCH BETWEEN LAST SEASON’S TOP TWO TEAMS THIS SAT., AUG. 20, AT 12:30 PM ET ON CNBC
Manchester United v. Southampton in First Friday Match of the Season at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network
Stoke City v. Manchester City This Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
Season Premiere of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday, August 22, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Streamed Live on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 17, 2016 – Leicester City host Arsenal in a match between last season’s top two clubs this Saturday, August 20, at 12:30 p.m. ET, on CNBC, highlighting this week’s Premier League coverage. In an early meeting between the two clubs, reigning champions Leicester City take on an Arsenal side that handed the Foxes two of their three Premier League losses last year. Both sides look to rebound following opening-weekend losses, with Liverpool defeating Arsenal 4-3 and newly promoted Hull City beating Leicester City 2-1. Jon Champion calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at King Power Stadium.
This week’s Premier League coverage begins this Friday, August 19, at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network with Premier League Live followed by the first Friday match of the season – Manchester United and new manager Jose Mourinho v. Southampton at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network. Mourinho led the Red Devils to a 3-1 opening-season win against Bournemouth in his first match with the club. Peter Drury calls the match joined by analyst Phil Neville at Old Trafford.
Coverage this Saturday, August 20, begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Stoke City v. Manchester City and their new manager Pep Guardiola at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Live match coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Burnley v. Liverpool at 10 a.m. ET (confirmed) on NBCSN. All matches not on NBCSN 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.
On Sunday, August 21, coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Sunderland v. Middlesbrough at 8:30 a.m. ET. At 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, coverage continues on CNBC with Premier League Live followed by the final match of the week, as West Ham host Bournemouth at 11 a.m. ET. The Hammers will play their first Premier League match at their new home, London Stadium, after playing at historic Boleyn Ground for 112 years. Champion calls West Ham v. Bournemouth, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux.
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 this week, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
The season premiere of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW presented by Mini, featuring popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, will air this Monday, August 22, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Click here for more information.
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, and Roku.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage:
|Fri., Aug. 19||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA|
|Fri., Aug. 19||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Southampton||USA|
|Sat., Aug. 20||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 20||7:30 a.m.||Stoke City v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 20||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 20||10 a.m.||Watford v. Chelsea||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 20||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 20||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Everton||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 20||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Hull City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 20||Noon||Premier League Live||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 20||12:30 p.m.||Leicester City v. Arsenal||CNBC|
|Sun., Aug. 21||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 21||8:30 a.m.||Sunderland v. Middlesbrough||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 21||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||CNBC|
|Sun., Aug. 21||11 a.m.||West Ham v. Bournemouth||CNBC|
|Mon., Aug. 22||8:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
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