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Thursday, December 15th, 2016
4TH-PLACE MANCHESTER CITY V. 3RD-PLACE ARSENAL & MERSEYSIDE DERBY HIGHLIGHT NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE THIS WEEK
Manchester City v. Arsenal on Premier League Sunday This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN
227th Merseyside Derby: Everton host Liverpool Monday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
West Bromwich Albion v. Manchester United This Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Fourth and Final Episode of Behind the Badge: Watford FC Sunday at 2:15 p.m. ET
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET Featuring Comedian John Oliver
All Matches Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 15, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by two blockbuster matches: Manchester City v. Arsenal and Everton v. Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby.
Fourth-place Manchester City host third-place Arsenal on Premier League Sunday, this Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. Only one point separates the teams, while Arsenal are tied on points with second-place Liverpool. The teams will be looking to gain ground on first-place Chelsea, who are six points clear at the top of the table. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at the Etihad Stadium.
NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO host coverage of the 227th Merseyside Derby, as Everton face Liverpool on Monday, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. ET. The Merseyside Derby is one of the biggest rivalries in English football, with Liverpool winning the last meeting between the teams 4-0. The Toffees host the Reds at Goodison Park on Monday, less than a mile from Liverpool’s Anfield. White calls the match, joined by Dixon. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live.
Weekend match coverage begins this Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Crystal Palace v. league-leaders Chelsea at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with Middlesbrough v. Swansea City on NBCSN and Sunderland v. Watford on CNBC.
All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC 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, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Premier League’s Goal Rush product will be featured on Premier League Extra Time as well as via the NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com.
Saturday’s coverage continues at 12:30 p.m. ET with West Bromwich Albion v. Manchester United on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO. The Red Devils are coming off of back-to-back wins, most recently defeating Crystal Palace 2-1 yesterday.
Live match coverage on Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Bournemouth v. Southampton at 8:30 a.m. ET. CNBC will present coverage of Tottenham v. Burnley Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Sunday at 2:15 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents the fourth and final episode of Behind the Badge: Watford FC, a series that provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Hornets. Voiced by BBC presenter and former English footballer Gary Lineker, this week’s episode focuses on the unique structure of Watford’s front office, explores the history of the club’s iconic badge and follows the squad as they prepare for a crucial match against Everton. Click here for more information on the entire series.
Following Monday’s match at 5:30 p.m. ET is a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies. The episode will feature comedian John Oliver as guest.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
NBC Sports Digital presents four Premier League Productions programs each week throughout the season, available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as Premier League Shorts, a short-form, digital-exclusive video series. Click here for more information.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., Dec. 17||6 a.m.||Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 17||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 17||7:30 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Chelsea||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 17||10 a.m.||Middlesbrough v. Swansea City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 17||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Watford||CNBC|
|Sat., Dec. 17||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Leicester City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 17||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Hull City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 17||12:30 p.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Manchester United||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 17||11 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 18||6 a.m.||Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 18||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 18||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 18||8:30 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Southampton||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 18||11 a.m.||Manchester City v. Arsenal||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Dec. 18||11 a.m.||Tottenham v. Burnley||CNBC|
|Sun., Dec. 18||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 18||2:15 p.m.||Behind the Badge: Watford FC||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 18||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 19||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 19||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 19||3 p.m.||Everton v. Liverpool||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Mon., Dec. 19||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 19||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 19||11 p.m.||Premier League Review||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–