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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
PREMIER LEAGUE PACKED HOLIDAY CONTINUES: 2ND-PLACE LIVERPOOL V. 3RD-PLACE MANCHESTER CITY THIS SAT. AT 12:30 PM ET ON NBC & 20-HOUR MARATHON THIS MON.
Fifth-place Tottenham v. First-place Chelsea on Wed., Jan. 4, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Match Coverage Continues with Southampton v. Tottenham Today at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
New Live Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW from the Premier League Live Studio on Wed., Jan. 4
New Premier League Download featuring Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola & Behind the Badge: Watford F.C. Marathon on Monday
All Matches Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 28, 2016 – NBC Sports Group continues its Premier League packed holiday this week, with midweek match action and 20 consecutive hours of Premier League programming on Monday, Jan. 2. Coverage features matches between four of the top five Premier League clubs as second-place Liverpool host third-place Manchester City this Saturday, December 31, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, and fifth-place Tottenham host first-place Chelsea on Wednesday, January 4, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
This week’s live Premier League match coverage continues today, Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Southampton v. Tottenham at 2:45 p.m. ET. This Friday, Dec. 30, NBCSN hosts coverage of Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET followed by Hull City v. Everton at 3 p.m. ET.
Weekend match coverage begins this Saturday, Dec. 31, at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Middlesbrough at 10 a.m. ET. The Red Devils have won four straight league matches, most recently defeating Sunderland 3-1 on Boxing Day.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and NBC UNIVERSO host coverage of Liverpool v. Manchester City. The match marks the return of Manchester City’s leading scorer Sergio Aguero (10 goals), who served the final match of a four-game suspension when his team defeated Hull City 3-0 on Monday. The Reds have won their past three matches, including a 4-1 win over Stoke City yesterday. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Anfield.
Coverage continues New Year’s Day, this Sunday, Jan. 1, at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Watford v. Tottenham at 8:30 a.m. ET. Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN and TELEMUNDO host coverage of fourth-place Arsenal v. Crystal Palace.
NBC Sports Group’s 20 consecutive hours of Premier League coverage on Monday, Jan. 2, begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Middlesbrough v. Leicester City at 7:30 a.m. ET. Monday at 10 a.m. ET, Sunderland host Liverpool on NBCSN, while Manchester City host Burnley on CNBC.
Coverage continues Monday at 12:15 p.m. ET with West Ham v. Manchester United on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at London Stadium. Monday’s live match coverage wraps up at 2:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Goal Zone.
As a part of NBC Sports Group’s 20 consecutive hours of Premier League programming on Monday, Jan. 2, NBCSN will present a new Premier League Download featuring Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at 4 p.m. ET. Hosted by the Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett, Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of Pep Guardiola features an in-depth discussion on the unique aspects of football that motivate the Manchester City manager. In addition, NBCSN will feature encore presentations of all four Behind the Badge: Watford FC shows Monday beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Coverage of 30 matches in 10 days concludes with a pack of midweek matches, with Bournemouth v. Arsenal on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 2:45 p.m. ET, and Tottenham v. first-place Chelsea on Wednesday, January 4, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Led by the Premier League’s leading scorer Diego Costa (13 goals), Chelsea have won a club-record 12 straight league matches and are six points clear at the top of the table. White calls Tottenham v. Chelsea, joined by analyst Phil Neville at White Hart Lane. Coverage on Tuesday and Wednesday begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by a combination of former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
On Wednesday, Jan. 4, NBCSN presents a new live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Bennett and Michael Davies at 6 p.m. ET, from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. – their first show in NBC Sports Group’s studios.
All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC in multiple 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. 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.
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 through Jan. 4 (all times ET):
|Wed., Dec. 28||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 28||2:45 p.m.||Southampton v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 28||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Fri., Dec. 30||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Dec. 30||3 p.m.||Hull City v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Fri., Dec. 30||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 31||6 a.m.||Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 31||7 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 31||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 31||9:30 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Middlesbrough||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Sunderland||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. West Ham||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Southampton v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 31||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Manchester City||NBC, UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 31||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sat., Dec. 31||3 p.m.||Behind the Badge: Watford FC||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 1||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 1||8:30 a.m.||Watford v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 1||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Jan. 1||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 2||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 2||7:30 a.m.||Middlesbrough v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Burnley||CNBC|
|Mon., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Everton v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Mon., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Hull City||Extra Time|
|Mon., Jan. 2||12:15 p.m.||West Ham v. Manchester United||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Mon., Jan. 2||2:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 2||4 p.m.||Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of Pep Guardiola||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan 2||4:30 p.m.||Behind the Badge: Watford FC||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 2||7 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 2||9 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Bournemouth v. Arsenal||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Tues., Jan. 3||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Tues., Jan. 3||3 p.m.||Stoke City v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Tues., Jan. 3||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 4||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 4||3 p.m.||Tottenham v. Chelsea||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Wed., Jan. 4||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 4||6 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–