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Monday, March 31st, 2014
FIFTH-PLACE EVERTON & USMNT GOALKEEPER TIM HOWARD FACE FOURTH-PLACE ARSENAL SUNDAY AT 8:30 AM ET ON NBCSN
Second-Place Chelsea v. Stoke City Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC; West Ham United v. First-Place Liverpool Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
Stamford, Conn. – March 31, 2014 – “This is the league where anything can happen and [Saturday] was Exhibit A,” Rebecca Lowe said opening Sunday morning’s Premier League Live, a day after 16th-place Crystal Palace defeated then-first-place Chelsea 1-0, to tighten the top of the Premier League table further, and Cardiff City scored the game-tying goal with seconds left in stoppage time to draw 3-3 against West Brom. NBC Sports Group continues its Premier League coverage with four matches on NBCSN, one on NBC and one on CNBC this weekend.
NBC Sports Group’s weekend slate of matches is highlighted by fifth-place Everton and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard hosting fourth-place Arsenal at 8:30 a.m. ET this Sunday on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live.
With two games in hand on fellow title contenders Liverpool and Chelsea, Manchester City face Southampton at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN on Saturday. Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Newcastle hosting Manchester United, and concludes with second-place Chelsea v. Stoke City at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
All matches not shown on NBCSN in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET 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 to Everton-Arsenal on NBCSN Sunday, CNBC hosts coverage of West Ham United v. first-place Liverpool at 11 a.m. ET.
Lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White and four-time league champion Lee Dixon handle the call for Saturday’s Chelsea v. Stoke City match on NBC. White is joined by former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux for Everton v. Arsenal on NBCSN.
This Sunday’s live, 60-minute Match of the Day at 1:30 p.m. ET featureshost Rebecca Lowe, former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, and former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle providing in-depth analysis, post-match interviews and reaction, plus extended highlights with the match commentators.
NBCSN also presents Tottenham Hotspur v. Sunderland at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, April 7, with coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live.
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. Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside Mustoe and Earle.
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 33rd week of the Premier League season (all times ET):
|Date||Time||Home v. Away||Network|
|Fri., April 4||7 a.m.||Barclays Premier League News||NBCSN|
|Fri., April 4||7:30 a.m.||Barclays Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Fri., April 4||8 a.m.||Barclays Premier Match Pack||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 5||6:30 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 5||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 5||7:45 a.m.||Manchester City v. Southampton||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 5||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 5||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 5||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Fulham||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 5||10 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 5||10 a.m.||Hull City v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 5||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 5||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 5||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Stoke City||NBC|
|Sat., April 5||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sat., April 5||3 p.m.||Portland Timbers v. Seattle Sounders FC||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 5||11 p.m.||NBCSN’s Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 6||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 6||8:30 a.m.||Everton v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 6||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||CNBC|
|Sun., April 6||11 a.m.||West Ham United v. Liverpool||CNBC|
|Sun., April 6||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN’s Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 7||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 7||3 p.m.||Tottenham Hotspur v. Sunderland||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–