FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
4 DAYS UNTIL NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL – BOURNEMOUTH V. ASTON VILLA SAT. AT 10 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Coverage Debuts This Saturday, August 8 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN
“No matter what, history will be made, as it always is in the most entertaining league in the world.” – Rebecca Lowe
“20 teams line up for the stage of this year’s race with very different ambitions.” – Robbie Earle
“Did Chelsea strengthen enough to stay champions? Will Manchester United’s spending spree return them to the top?… Lots of questions, can’t wait for the answers.” – Kyle Martino
“With new teams and new managers, this new season promises to be the most competitive ever!” – Robbie Mustoe
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 4, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off four days from today, this Saturday, August 8. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Manchester United v. Tottenham at 7:45 a.m. ET and Bournemouth v. Aston Villa at 10 a.m. ET.
At 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC hosts coverage of defending champions Chelsea and midfielder Eden Hazard, the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League Player of the Year, hosting Swansea City. Immediately following the match is a live Goal Zone on NBC, hosted by Rebecca Lowe, who will be joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Coverage on Sunday, August 9, begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Arsenal v. West Ham at 8:30 a.m. ET and Stoke City v. Liverpool at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. This week’s live match coverage wraps up on Monday with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET followed by West Bromwich Albion v. Manchester City at 3 p.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. Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by Earle and Mustoe.
NBC Sports Group will once again make 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.
REBECCA LOWE, ROBBIE EARLE, KYLE MARTINO, AND ROBBIE MUSTOE ON THE NEW SEASON
Rebecca Lowe: “It’s been a summer of big money signings and interesting acquisitions both in terms of players and managers, and that makes this new Premier League season so enticing. It also feels like a slight ‘evening up’ has taken place amongst the top teams and with time in the transfer window still left, we couldn’t be looking at four-way title race could we? Plus, we have the debut of a club in AFC Bournemouth who’ve waited 125 years to reach the top echelons of English football. No matter what, history will be made, as it always is in the most entertaining league in the world.”
Robbie Earle: “20 teams line up for the stage of this year’s race with very different ambitions. Who will knock the Jose Mourinho, ‘The Special One,’ off of his perch? Can Brendan Rodgers get Liverpool back in the race? For some, winning is everything and second is nowhere. For others, a mid-place finish will do just fine, while no one wants to be in the last three, because that spells disaster. To all runners, remember this is a marathon, not a sprint.”
Kyle Martino: “Did Chelsea strengthen enough to stay champions? Will Manchester United’s spending spree return them to the top? After back-to-back FA Cup wins, is this current Arsenal team ready for a title fight? Can Raheem Sterling carry the huge weight of his price tag and be the youth to inject life into an aging Manchester City squad? Lots of questions, can’t wait for the answers.”
Robbie Mustoe: “The top contenders have all upgraded, and the gap to Chelsea has lessened. With new teams and new managers, this new season promises to be the most competitive ever!”
Following is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s Premier League coverage this week (all times ET):
|Fri., Aug. 7||9:30 p.m.||Premier League Preview Show||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 8||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 8||7:45 a.m.||Manchester United v. Tottenham||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Aug. 8||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 8||10 a.m.||Everton v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 8||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Sunderland||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 8||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Sat., Aug. 8||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Swansea City||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Aug. 8||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sat., Aug. 8||9 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 8||11 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 9||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 9||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 9||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 9||8:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. West Ham||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., Aug. 9||8:30 a.m.||Newcastle v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Sun., Aug. 9||11 a.m.||Stoke City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Aug. 9||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 9||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 10||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 10||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 10||3 p.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Manchester City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Mon., Aug. 10||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 10||11 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 10||11:30 p.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first two months of the season, click here.
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