FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 11th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS NINE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH DAYS IN 10-DAY SPAN BEGINNING WITH FULL ON-SITE COVERAGE FROM THE U.K. THIS WEEKEND
Coverage Features On-Site Studios, Pitch-Side Sets and On-Site Commentary at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea v. Manchester City, the King Power Stadium for Leicester City v. West Ham United and the Britannia Stadium for Stoke City v. Tottenham
Merseyside Derby Next Wednesday, April 20, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
Live Match Coverage Continues with Crystal Palace v. Everton this Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Featuring Guest Loretta Lynch Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 11, 2016 – NBC Sports Group kicks off its presentation of nine Premier League match days in a 10-day span (April 16-25), including six consecutive days of live matches, with the full Premier League announce team working together on-location in the United Kingdom this Saturday, April 16 through Tuesday, April 19. Following NBC Sports Group’s full on-site coverage, the U.S.-based crew returns stateside to present Liverpool v. Everton in the Merseyside Derby on Wednesday, April 20, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group’s full overseas coverage features on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations just a few feet from the playing field. Premier League Live host Arlo White returns to his U.K. play-by-play post after two weeks in the U.S., along with U.S.-based analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. They will join NBC’s UK-based team of Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for more than 21 hours of live on-site Premier League coverage across four days.
This Saturday the team will be at Stamford Bridge for eight hours of live coverage, featuring a match between the last two Premier League champions when Chelsea host Manchester City at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with Bower, Earle and Dixon in the on-site studio; White, Le Saux, and Martino pitch-side; and White calling the match alongside Mustoe.
This Sunday NBC Sports Group presents over six hours of live coverage from the King Power Stadium, where the atmosphere will be electric at the home of first-place Leicester City as they face West Ham United (8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN). Bower will be joined in the studio by Le Saux and Martino; while White, Dixon and Mustoe provide the pitch-side perspective; and White calls the match with Earle. The Foxes came one step closer to their title dreams with a 2-0 win over Sunderland yesterday.
On Monday, NBC Sports Group’s announce team travels to the Britannia Stadium for Stoke City v. second-place Tottenham, who will be looking to close in on Leicester, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Bower will be joined in the studio by Dixon and Mustoe; while White, Earle and Le Saux provide the pitch-side perspective joined by U.S. Men’s National Team and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard; and White calls the match with Martino. Tottenham shut down fifth-place Manchester United 3-0 yesterday, and hope to overcome the seven-point gap between them and Leicester City before “Championship Sunday” rolls around.
On Tuesday, April 19, NBC Sports Group continues its six consecutive days of live match coverage from St. James’ Park, with White, Dixon, and Le Saux hosting studio coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Newcastle v. Manchester City at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Live Premier League coverage continues Wednesday, April 20, with the Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Thursday, April 21 with Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion on NBCSN. Bower will host Premier League Live from Wednesday, April 20 through the remainder of the season, which concludes on Championship Sunday, May 15.
This week’s Premier League coverage begins on Wednesday, April 13, with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET followed by Crystal Palace v. Everton at 3 p.m. ET. CSN Mid Atlantic’s Sebastian Salazar hosts Premier League Live on Wednesday, joined by Earle and Martino.
All matches not on NBC, NBCSN or USA Network in multiple television windows will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, will guest on the show.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all matches 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, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage through April 21 (all times ET):
|Mon., April 11||7 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 11||10 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 12||1 a.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 13||12:30 a.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 13||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 13||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 13||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 16||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 16||7 a.m.||Premier League Live from Stamford Bridge||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 16||7:45 a.m.||Norwich City v. Sunderland||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 16||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Aston Villa||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 16||10 a.m.||Everton v. Southampton||USA|
|Sat., April 16||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 16||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 16||Noon||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 16||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester City||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., April 16||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., April 17||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from King Power Stadium||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 17||8:30 a.m.||Leicester City v. West Ham United||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., April 17||8:30 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Liverpool||Extra Time|
|Sun., April 17||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., April 17||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 18||2 p.m.||Premier League Live from Britannia Stadium||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 18||3 p.m.||Stoke City v. Tottenham||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Mon., April 18||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tue., April 19||1:30 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Tue., April 19||2 p.m.||Premier League Live from St. James’ Park||NBCSN|
|Tue., April 19||2:45 p.m.||Newcastle v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Tue., April 19||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 20||1 a.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 20||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 20||3 p.m.||Liverpool v. Everton||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Wed., April 20||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 20||2:45 p.m.||West Ham United v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 20||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 21||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 21||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 21||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–