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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
NBCSN’S WALL-TO-WALL PREMIER LEAGUE WEEKEND KICKS OFF FRIDAY WITH TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY SPECIAL & CONCLUDES MONDAY WITH TOP-TIER MANCHESTER CITY-CHELSEA MATCH
Transfer Deadline Day Program Friday at 6:30 pm ET Features Steve Bower, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe in Stamford, and Arlo White & Neil Ashton from the U.K.
Arlo White and Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard to Call First-Place Manchester City v. Third-Place Chelsea Monday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC to Present Live 2-Hour Match of the Day Coverage Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET
Stamford, Conn. – January 29, 2013 – NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of Premier League with a special, one-hour Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day program on Friday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Transfer Deadline Day will cover breaking news following the 6 p.m. ET/11 p.m. UK time transfer deadline and include insights and analysis on transfers.
The special transfer day Premier League Live will be hosted by English soccer commentator Steve Bower, one of the voices for BBC’s Match of the Day. Bower will be joined by former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle, former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former English footballer Robbie Mustoe at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White will provide live updates from Newcastle and Daily Mail columnist Neil Ashton will report from Premier League Productions.
Premier League match coverage is highlighted by first-place Manchester City hosting third-place Chelsea on Monday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2. White will be joined by Everton and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard to call Manchester City v. Chelsea. Howard joins White two days after playing Aston Villa (Sat., Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. ET on Extra Time). Monday’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live. Howard previously joined NBCSN’s coverage for the network’s first live on-site Premier League studio show at Emirates Stadium when Arsenal hosted Chelsea, December 23, 2013.
In addition, NBC presents a live two-hour Match of the Day on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET that includes post-match interviews, reactions and extended highlights, plus in-depth analysis from Bower, Martino and Mustoe.
All matches not on NBCSN in multiple-match television windows on Saturday will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
mun2 will telecast two matches in Spanish this week (listed below).
Lead play-by-play voice White joins four-time league champion Lee Dixon to call Newcastle United v. Sunderland Saturday at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
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. Bower hosts Premier League Live alongside Martino and Mustoe.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Games airing on NBC Sports Network will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
To date, AT&T U-verse®, Bright House Networks, Cablevision’s Optimum, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable have opted to carry the additional Premier League matches via the Premier League Extra Time package, and AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum, Charter, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS will make all Premier League games available through TV Everywhere. Additionally, over 100 NCTC partners have either signed-on to the Premier League Extra Time package or have opted-in via TV Everywhere, including Blue Ridge Communications, Buckeye CableSystem, CenturyLink Prism, and RCN. In some cases, the Premier League Extra Time package will be available in select markets.
Below is the schedule for the 24th week of the Premier League season (all times ET):
|Date||Time||Home v. Away||Network|
|Fri., Jan. 31||7 a.m.||Barclays Premier League News||NBCSN|
|Fri., Jan. 31||7:30 a.m.||Barclays Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Fri., Jan. 31||8 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Match Pack||NBCSN|
|Fri., Jan. 31||6:30 p.m.||Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 1||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 1||7:45 a.m.||Newcastle United v. Sunderland||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 1||7:45 a.m.||West Ham United v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 1||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Manchester United||NBCSN, mun2|
|Sat., Feb. 1||10 a.m.||Hull City v. Tottenham Hotspur||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 1||10 a.m.||Everton v. Aston Villa||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 1||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 1||10 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Norwich City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 1||12:30 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBC|
|Sun., Feb. 2||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 2||8:30 a.m.||West Bromwich v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 2||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 2||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 2||1 p.m.||Premier League Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 2||11 p.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 3||1 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 3||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Chelsea||NBCSN, mun2|
|Mon., Feb. 3||5 p.m.||Premier League Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 3||11:30 p.m.||Premier League Encore: Manchester Monday||NBCSN|
|Tues., Feb. 4||11:30 p.m.||Premier League Encore: Manchester Monday||NBCSN|
NBC Sports Group presents the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world with all 380 Premier League matches available live in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. In total, NBC Sports Group will present more than 1,600 hours of Premier League programming.
–NBC Sports Group–