FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
***NBC SPORTS GROUP PROGRAMMING CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER POSTPONEMENT OF MLS GAME LAST NIGHT***
NEW YORK – November 8, 2012 – Due to MLS’ rescheduling of last night’s Eastern Conference Semifinal match that was caused by yesterday’s nor’easter, NBC Sports Group has announced the following programming changes:
- The MLS Eastern Conference Semifinal match, with the New York Red Bulls hosting D.C. United, will be played tonight. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
- The already-scheduled MLS Western Conference Semifinal match with Real Salt Lake hosting the Seattle Sounders will follow the Eastern Conference Semifinal at 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
- MLB Caught Looking: World Series Edition, originally scheduled to air tonight at 9 p.m. ET will now follow the Salt Lake-Seattle match on NBC Sports Network.
- The MLS Eastern Conference Championship match, featuring the Houston Dynamo hosting either the New York Red Bulls or D.C. United, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, has been moved to Sunday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
- In place of the MLS match on Saturday, NBC will air a 90-minute version of the Ironman World Championship (3:30-5 p.m. ET) followed by an encore edition of Onward Notre Dame: South Bend to Soldier Field (5-6 p.m. ET).
MLS COMMENTATORS: Arlo White (play-by-play) will call the action for tonight’s New York-D.C. United match from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., and Sunday’s conference championship game from BVAA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, alongside analyst Kyle Martino (“Between the Benches”) and Russ Thaler (host). Ross Fletcher will handle play-by-play duties for Real Salt Lake-Seattle alongside analyst Kasey Keller from Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
UPDATED NBC SPORTS GROUP PROGRAMMING (all times ET):
|7:30 p.m.||Thurs., Nov. 8||MLS Semifinal: D.C. United at NY Red Bulls||NBC Sports Network|
|10 p.m.||Thurs., Nov. 8||MLS Semifinal: Seattle Sounders at Real Salt Lake||NBC Sports Network|
|Midnight||Thurs., Nov. 8||MLB Caught Looking: World Series Edition||NBC Sports Network|
|3:30 p.m.||Sat., Nov. 10||Ironman World Championship||NBC|
|5 p.m.||Sat., Nov. 10||Onward Notre Dame: South Bend to Soldier Field||NBC|
|4 p.m.||Sun., Nov 11||MLS Eastern Conference Championship (Houston Dynamo vs. N.Y. Red Bulls/D.C. United)||NBC Sports Network|