FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
SECOND-PLACE CHELSEA V. SUNDERLAND SATURDAY ON NBC AT 12:30 PM ET HIGHLIGHTS NBC SPORTS GROUP’S WEEKEND SLATE OF MATCHES
Manchester United Manager David Moyes Returns to Former Club Everton Sunday at 11:10 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Sunday’s Liverpool-Manchester City Thriller Is Second-Most Watched Early Sunday Match in U.S. History
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
Stamford, Conn. – April 15, 2014 – Highlighting NBC Sports Group’s weekend slate of matches, second-place Chelsea aim to keep pace in the title chase Saturday against Sunderland at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White is joined by Jim Beglin for the call from Stamford Bridge.
NBCSN’s weekend coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET Saturday with Premier League Live followed by Tottenham v. Fulham at 7:45 a.m. ET, and Cardiff City v. Stoke City at 10 a.m. ET. 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.
NBCSN features coverage of three matches on Sunday, Norwich City v. first-place Liverpool and leading scorer Luis Suárez (29 goals) at 7 a.m. ET; Hull City v. Arsenal at 9:05 a.m. ET; and Everton host Manchester United and manager David Moyes, at 11:10 a.m. ET. Moyes, in his first season with Manchester United, returns to Everton, the club he managed for over a decade, for the first time on Sunday.
This Sunday’s live, 60-minute Match of the Day at 1:30 p.m. ET features host 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 match commentators.
Premier League coverage continues next Monday, April 21 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when West Bromwich Albion, coming off of a dramatic 3-3 draw v. Tottenham this past Saturday, visit third-place Manchester City.
Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester City last Sunday on NBCSN averaged 740,000 viewers ranking as the second-most watched early Sunday game ever in the U.S., behind only the Liverpool-Manchester United match on March 16 also on NBCSN (779,000 viewers).
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 35th week of the Premier League season (all times ET):
|Date||Time||Home v. Away||Network|
|Tues., April 15||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 15||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. West Ham United||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 15||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 16||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 16||2:45 p.m.||Manchester City v. Sunderland||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 16||2:45 p.m.||Everton v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 16||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 19||6:30 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 19||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 19||7:45 a.m.||Tottenham Hotspur v. Fulham||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 19||10 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Stoke City||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 19||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 19||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 19||10 a.m.||West Ham United v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 19||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Sunderland||NBC|
|Sat., April 19||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sat., April 19||4 p.m.||MLS: Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 20||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 20||7 a.m.||Norwich City v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 20||9:05 a.m.||Hull City v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 20||11:10 a.m.||Everton v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 20||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 20||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN’s Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 21||1 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 21||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. West Bromwich Albion||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.
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