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Thursday, August 10th, 2017
NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF TOMORROW ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL
A Look at One of the Promoted Clubs – Newcastle United
Coverage Debuts Tomorrow, Friday, August 11 at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN With Full On-Air Team in the U.K. Throughout Opening Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 10, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off tomorrow, August 11, with the first Friday night opener in the 129-year history of English football’s top tier, when Arsenal host Leicester City at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special one-hour season preview show followed by Premier League Live. Coverage continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and on the NBC Sports Gold “Premier League Pass.”
For the first time, NBC Sports Group’s U.S.-based Premier League team will open the season on the road, as the entire announce team works together on-location in the United Kingdom. Similar to NBC’s full in-stadium presentation of the season-opening NFL Kickoff Game for the past decade, immersive Premier League coverage will be presented on-site from the U.K. across the season’s opening 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.
NBC Sports Group Surrounds the 2017-18 Premier League Season
Leading up to kickoff this weekend, NBC Sports Group has been airing a promotional spot, “Premier League Mornings,” on NBC and NBCSN, featuring fans waking up bright and early to watch their football club.
The NBC Sports Soccer social media handles are one-stop shopping for Premier League fans, with the latest news, score updates, recaps and analysis from around the Premier League on the newly-launched NBC Sports Soccer Instagram handle, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. This weekend, the NBC Sports Soccer Facebook page will feature Facebook Lives from the broadcast team as they road-trip around the U.K. for the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
Club supporters can tweet photos from their Premier League viewing parties by tagging @NBCSportsSoccer or using #PLonNBC. Select fan photos on social media using #PLonNBC will be showcased on air throughout the weekend, as a way to recognize the great passionate supporters across the U.S. that join us from wherever they are.
New Season, Newly Promoted Teams: Newcastle United
First match: Newcastle United v. Tottenham Hotspur, Sun., August 13, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
After finishing 18th in the 2015-16 Premier League season, Newcastle United won the Championship last season, earning automatic promotion to the 2017-18 Premier League. It was the 21st time that a team has been relegated and then immediately promoted back to the Premier League the following season. After a slow start last season, the Magpies bounced back to win a league-high 29 matches, surpassing Brighton & Hove Albion for the league title on the final day of the season.
The club is located in Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England. Newcastle United are widely considered a sleeping giant of English soccer, an always-dangerous side with a huge fan base that have been a constant in the top two divisions for 124 years.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s on-site Premier League Live coverage August 11-13 (all times ET):
|Fri., Aug. 11||1 p.m.||Season Preview from Emirates Stadium||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 11||1 p.m.||Premier League Live from Emirates Stadium||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 11||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Live from American Express Community Stadium||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7:30 a.m.||Watford v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Burnley||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Everton v. Stoke City||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield Town||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Swansea City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 12||12:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester City||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 12||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 13||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from Old Trafford||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||8:30 a.m.||Newcastle United v. Tottenham Hotspur||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. West Ham United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 13||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||12 a.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 14||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first two months of the season, click here.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–