FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
FIRST-PLACE CHELSEA HOST THIRD-PLACE MANCHESTER UNITED IN BLOCKBUSTER MATCH THIS SAT., APRIL 18, AT 12:30 PM ET ON NBC
U.S. Men’s National Team & Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard Joins Arlo White to Call Fourth-Place Manchester City v. West Ham Sunday, April 19, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Everton v. Burnley Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN; Newcastle v. Tottenham Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday, April 20, at Midnight ET
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 14, 2015 – First-place Chelsea host third-place Manchester United in a blockbuster match between two Premier League giants this Saturday, April 18, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend.
Manchester United come off a 4-2 win over rivals Manchester City on Sunday, their first Manchester Derby win in five attempts, and sixth consecutive Premier League win. Chelsea extended their unbeaten streak in the league to 11 matches with a win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, bringing them seven-points clear of second-place Arsenal. NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge.
NBC Sports Group’s weekend Premier League coverage begins Saturday at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Everton v. Burnley at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Matches not featured on NBCSN in the Saturday, 10 a.m. ET television 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.
Immediately following Chelsea-Manchester United on Saturday, NBC presents a live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET. Goal Zone is hosted by Rebecca Lowe, who will be joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
Match coverage on Sunday, April 19, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Manchester City v. West Ham at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. U.S. Men’s National Team and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard joins White in the booth to call Manchester City-West Ham one day after suiting up for his club’s match against Burnley.
Sergio Aguero reached the 100 goal mark for Manchester City in all competitions with his two goals on Sunday in the Manchester Derby. Aguero, currently tied for the most goals in the Premier League this season with 19, reached 100 goals in 158 matches, a club record.
Live weekend match coverage wraps up Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC and NBC UNIVERSO when Tottenham and forward Harry Kane (19 goals, tied for most in the BPL) visit Newcastle.
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 Earle and Martino.
At 6:30 a.m. ET this Sunday, NBCSN presents an encore presentation of Premier League Download: The Goalkeeper’s Union, hosted by Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett, who traveled to England to interview U.S. Men’s National Team and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic, USMNT and Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan, and Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel to find out about the art, tactical ability and psychology of a goalkeeper.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Bennett will air at Midnight ET on NBCSN this Monday, April 20.
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.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., April 18||8 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 18||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 18||10 a.m.||Everton v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 18||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 18||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 18||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. West Brom||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 18||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester United||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 18||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., April 19||1:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 19||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Download: The Goalkeeper’s Union||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 19||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 19||8:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. West Ham||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., April 19||11 a.m.||Newcastle v. Tottenham||CNBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Mon., April 20||1 a.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 20||Midnight||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
NBC Sports Group is once again making all 380 games from the Premier League available 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 via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. NBC UNIVERSO is airing 100 Premiere League matches in Spanish on its network, with matches also streamed live on its NBC UNIVERSO NOW app. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–