FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
NEW “IT’S CALLED FOOTBALL” PREMIER LEAGUE SHOW FEATURING YOUTUBE SENSATION F2 FREESTYLERS DEBUTS THIS MON., DEC. 26, AT 4:30 PM ET ON NBCSN
Six-Episode Series Features Unbelievable Trick Shots & Looks at the History, Culture and Fans of Premier League Clubs
First Two Episodes to Premier Back-to-Back Focusing on First-Place Chelsea & Fourth-Place Arsenal
Episodes Available on NBCSports.com & the NBCSports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 21, 2016 – NBC Sports Group and Whistle Sports have teamed up on a new series – It’s Called Football – hosted by the YouTube sensation F2 Freestylers. The six-part series debuts on Boxing Day with back-to-back episodes this Monday, Dec. 26, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN following a live Premier League tripleheader. The show will present viewers with the jaw-dropping trick shots the F2 Freestylers have become known for, as well as an in-depth look at what makes the Premier League unlike any other league in the world.
In each 30-minute episode, F2 Freestylers Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch will take fans behind a different club from the Premier League, providing background on the culture, songs, stadiums, history, and fans of the club.
“We’re excited to have our own show on NBCSN,” said Wingrove and Lynch. “We love visiting the U.S., and are thrilled that the Premier League is growing in popularity there. We know everyone will be blown away by what we’ve filmed!”
In the first episode, Billy and Jeremy examine the key facts fans need to know about Premier League football, and take fans through London’s Chelsea neighborhood to speak with Blues fans. The guys also speak with Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi, and perform trick shots under the lights at Stamford Bridge.
The second episode in the series will premiere immediately following at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and features a look into the history of Arsenal Football Club, including appearances by Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, defender Shkodran Mustafi, and former Arsenal player Daniel Karbassiyoon.
The episodes will be part of NBC Sports Group’s 20 consecutive hours of Premier League programming on Boxing Day, beginning at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Watford v. Crystal Palace at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. In addition, NBCSN will present an encore presentation of the first It’s Called Football episode at 7:30 p.m. ET. Trailers for the upcoming season are now live across social platforms, and an embeddable version of the trailer is available here.
All episodes 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.
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