FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
ROAD TRIP! NBC SPORTS GROUP’S FULL PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE TO ORIGINATE FROM U.K. ON APRIL 15-17
Coverage Features On-Site Studios, Pitch-Side Sets and Commentary at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane on April 15 for 8.5 hours of live coverage, Old Trafford for Manchester United v. Chelsea on April 16, and Riverside Stadium for Middlesbrough v. Arsenal on April 17
Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino & Robbie Mustoe to Each Call a Match with Arlo White
Rebecca Lowe to Host On-Site Studio Coverage; Earle, Martino, Mustoe, Lee Dixon & Graeme Le Saux will Join On Location
Mustoe Returns to Former Club Middlesbrough, Where Spent 12 Years
White & Steve Bower Host Pitch-Side Desks Throughout the Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 5, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s U.S.-based Premier League team is hitting the road, as the entire announce team works together on-location in the United Kingdom April 15-17. NBC Sports Group continues its annual tradition by presenting full coverage from the U.K. across three days from three different grounds, featuring on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations just a few feet from the playing field.
Rebecca Lowe will return to her native U.K. to host the Premier League Live pre- and post-match show on-site at each match, joined by a revolving combination of analysts, including the U.S.-based team of Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. Arlo White will call the matches, and make pre-match and post-match appearances from NBC’s pitch-side locations. Earle, Martino and Mustoe will each call a match with White. They will join NBC’s UK-based team of Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for nearly 20 hours of live on-site Premier League coverage across three days.
“It’s going to be some trip taking in one of the most traditional English grounds in White Hart Lane where the fans are just inches away from the players and the streets around the stadium are packed with pubs and eateries that have been there for over 50 years,” said Lowe. “Then, there’s Old Trafford which is hard to describe – it’s a unique feeling watching a game at a place where there’s such history of success. Monday, we head to the north east to a town in Middlesbrough where the football club is the very center of everyone’s lives. The passion is off the scale and we can’t wait to convey that across the airwaves.”
On Saturday, April 15, the team will be at White Hart Lane for eight-and-a-half hours of live coverage, when title chasers Tottenham host Bournemouth at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, with Lowe, Earle, and Le Saux in the on-site studio; White, Dixon, and Martino pitch side; and White calling the match alongside Mustoe. Later that day, Bower will call Southampton v. Manchester City at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC alongside Phil Neville.
On Sunday, April 16, NBC Sports Group presents six-and-a-half hours of live Premier League Sunday coverage from Old Trafford, as Manchester United, currently on a 20-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, face league-leaders Chelsea (11 a.m. ET on NBCSN). Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face his former club for the third time in all competitions this season, looking for redemption after his squad’s 4-0 loss to Chelsea in October, and 1-0 loss in the FA Cup last month. Lowe will be joined in the studio by Dixon and Mustoe, while Bower, Earle and Le Saux provide the pitch-side perspective, and White calls the match with Martino.
On Monday, April 17, NBC Sports Group’s announce team travels to Riverside Stadium for Middlesbrough v. Arsenal at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Middlesbrough will be looking for crucial points in their fight to avoid relegation, while Arsenal have their sights on Champions League qualification. Lowe will be joined in the studio by Le Saux and Martino, Bower hosts the pitch-side desk coverage joined by Dixon and Mustoe, and White calls the match with Earle. Mustoe returns to Middlesbrough, for whom he made 351 appearances over 12 years.
“I’m really excited to go back to the club that gave me and my family so much,” said Mustoe. “We were pretty good for each other for 12 years, and I look forward to catching up with many friends during our visit.”
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s on-site Premier League Live coverage April 15-17 (all times ET):
|Sat., April 15||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from White Hart Lane||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 15||7:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Bournemouth||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 15||12:30 p.m.||Southampton v. Manchester City||NBC|
|Sun., April 16||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from Old Trafford||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 16||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 17||2 p.m.||Premier League Live from Riverside Stadium||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 17||3 p.m.||Middlesbrough v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
Additional information, including the full schedule and channel assignments for NBC Sports Group’s match coverage April 15-17, will be announced at a later date.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–