FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
3RD-PLACE LIVERPOOL & 4TH-PLACE CHELSEA HIGHLIGHT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES ON NBC
Rebecca Lowe on 300th Airing of Premier League Live this Sunday: “With the most entertaining league in the world as our showcase, we are in a lucky position.”
After Nine Weeks, Top 5 Teams in the Premier League are Separated by 1 Point
Weekend Match Coverage Begins with Sunderland v. Second-Place Arsenal Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 26, 2016 – NBC presents live coverage of two Premier League matches this weekend, when third-place Liverpool visit Crystal Palace this Saturday, October 29, at 12:30 p.m. ET (also available on NBC UNIVERSO), and fourth-place Chelsea visit Southampton this Sunday, October 30, at Noon ET (also available on TELEMUNDO). After nine weeks of Premier League action, the top five teams are separated by a single point – the tightest it’s ever been through nine games in Premier League history.
Liverpool come off a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion, thanks to first-half goals by Sadio Mané and Philippe Coutinho. The Reds are tied on points with first-place Manchester City and second-place Arsenal. Crystal Palace look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to reigning champions Leicester City. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at Selhurst Park.
Chelsea most recently defeated Manchester United 4-0 in the first match against their former manager Jose Mourinho. The Blues took the lead after 30 seconds with an opening goal by Pedro. Southampton come off a 1-1 draw against league leaders Manchester City. White calls Southampton v. Chelsea joined by Dixon at St. Mary’s Stadium.
A live Goal Zone follows Saturday’s match at 2:30 p.m. ET and Sunday’s match at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live joined by joined by former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
This weekend’s live Premier League coverage kicks off Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live, followed by Sunderland v. second-place Arsenal at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Match coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with Manchester United v. Burnley on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Tottenham v. Leicester City on CNBC.
All matches not on NBCSN or 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. In addition, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Premier League’s Goal Rush product will be featured on Premier League Extra Time as well as via the NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com.
Live match coverage on Sunday begins at 8:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Everton v. West Ham at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. On Monday, October 31, at 4 p.m. ET, NBCSN hosts coverage of Stoke City v. Swansea City. The Swans, who come off a 0-0 draw against Watford, will look for their first win under new manager Bob Bradley. Bradley, a former U.S. Men’s National Team head coach, is the first American to manage a Premier League team, and will be taking charge of his third game as Swansea boss.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air live Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
300TH AIRING OF PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE THIS SUNDAY
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League Live pregame show will celebrate its 300th episode this Sunday.
“As we head towards our 300th episode of Premier League Live, we are as committed as ever to bringing the football fans of the U.S. the best possible product,” said Rebecca Lowe, host of Premier League Live. “With the most entertaining league in the world as our showcase, we are in a lucky position. That helps to make Premier League Live a staple of weekend watching and we are proud to have reached this milestone.”
The following are a collection of stats since NBC Sports Group kicked of its coverage with Premier League Live on August 17, 2013:
- Most unlikely champion: 5000-1, Leicester City, 2015-16 season
- Cups of tea consumed by broadcast team: 902
- Most points by a club: 251, Manchester City
- Most goals scored by a player: 72, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero
- Longest single-season winning streak by a club: 11 matches, Liverpool in the 2013-14 season
- Most consecutive matches scored in: 11, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, August 29 – November 28, 2015 (Premier League record)
- Most goals scored in a game by a single player: 5, Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero (Man City v. Newcastle, 10/3/15, W 6–1, tied for Premier League record)
- Fastest hat trick: 2 minutes 56 seconds, Southampton’s Sadio Mané (Southampton v. Aston Villa, 5/16/15, Premier League record)
- Fewest home losses in a full season: 0, Chelsea in the 2014-15 season
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, and Roku.
NBC Sports Digital presents four Premier League Productions programs each week throughout the season, available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as Premier League Shorts, a short-form, digital-exclusive video series. Click here for more information.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., Oct. 29||6 a.m.||Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 29||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 29||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 29||7:30 a.m.||Sunderland v. Arsenal||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Oct. 29||9:30 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 29||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Burnley||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Oct. 29||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Leicester City||CNBC|
|Sat., Oct. 29||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Manchester City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 29||10 a.m.||Middlesbrough v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 29||10 a.m.||Watford v. Hull City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 29||12:30 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Liverpool||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Oct. 29||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sat., Oct. 29||11 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 30||8:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 30||9:30 a.m.||Everton v. West Ham||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., Oct. 30||Noon||Southampton v. Chelsea||NBC, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Oct. 30||2 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Oct. 30||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 31||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 31||3 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 31||4 p.m.||Stoke City v. Swansea City||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 31||6 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 31||6:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 31||8 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 31||10:30 p.m.||Premier League Review||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–