FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE FEATURES 20 MATCHES IN 5 DAYS HIGHLIGHTED BY ARSENAL V. MANCHESTER CITY THIS SUN. AT 11 AM ET ON NBCSN
Coverage Begins with Merseyside Derby – Liverpool v. Everton – This Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo
Final Episode of Behind The Badge: West Bromwich Albion FC Premieres This Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
New Soccer Podcasts in NBC Sports Group Portfolio This Week: “That’s a Dive” with Kyle Martino & “Beyond the Pitch” with Phil Brown, Danny Higginbotham, and Martin Wallwork
Top Three Matchup as Chelsea Host Manchester City Next Wednesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 29, 2017 – Live Premier League coverage returns this week with 20 matches in five days, highlighted by Arsenal v. Manchester City on Premier League Sunday, this Sunday, April 2, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Arsenal look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion on March 18, and sit six points from the fourth and final Champions League position. Manchester City are on a seven-match Premier League unbeaten streak, most recently drawing 1-1 against Liverpool.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium.
Coverage this weekend begins Saturday, April 1, at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Liverpool v. Everton in the 228th Merseyside Derby at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. The Merseyside Derby is one of the oldest rivalries in English football, with Liverpool winning the last meeting between the teams 1-0 in December. The Reds host the Toffees at Anfield, less than a mile from Everton’s Goodison Park.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present coverage of league-leaders Chelsea v. Crystal Palace, and CNBC hosts coverage of Manchester United v. West Bromwich Albion. Chelsea are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and show no sign of slowing down, coming off three straight league wins.
Wrapping up Saturday’s live match action is Southampton v. Bournemouth at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC followed by a live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux at St. Mary’s Stadium. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
Premier League Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Swansea City v. Middlesbrough at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents the final episode of Behind the Badge: West Bromwich Albion FC. The four-part series presents viewers with a never-before-seen look at the Baggies’ work on and off the pitch. Voiced by BBC presenter and former English footballer Gary Lineker, the series follows an intriguing mix of players, coaches and support staff, recounting their daily lives and routines. This week’s episode chronicles Darren Fletcher’s journey from rising Manchester United star to West Brom captain, showcases the club’s reaction to Jake Livermore’s surprise inclusion in the England squad and follows the club as they prepare for a key clash against London giants Arsenal.
NBC Sports Group presents two days of mid-week Premier League matches next Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5. Mid-week action is highlighted by league-leaders Chelsea v. third-place Manchester City next Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.
NBC Sports Group launched two new soccer podcasts this week – “That’s a Dive,” hosted by Martino, which covers the Premier League, U.S. soccer, and more, and “Beyond the Pitch,” hosted by Phil Brown, Danny Higginbotham, and Martin Wallwork, featuring Premier League analysis with a focus on Manchester United. Click here for a teaser of “That’s a Dive,” launching this week, and click here for the first episode of “Beyond the Pitch.” NBC Sports Group podcasts are available through the Podcasts app and iTunes for Apple customers, Google Play for Android devices, Stitcher and Spotify.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by Earle and Robbie Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.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 this week (all times ET):
|Sat., April 1||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 1||7:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Everton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., April 1||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., April 1||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. West Bromwich Albion||CNBC|
|Sat., April 1||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Tottenham||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 1||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 1||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 1||10 a.m.||Hull City v. West Ham United||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 1||10 a.m.||Watford v. Sunderland||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 1||12:30 p.m.||Southampton v. Bournemouth||NBC|
|Sat., April 1||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., April 2||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 2||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 2||8:30 a.m.||Swansea City v. Middlesbrough||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 2||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., April 2||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 2||1:30 p.m.||Behind the Badge: West Bromwich Albion FC||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 2||12:30 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 4||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 4||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Everton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., April 4||2:45 p.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Tues., April 4||2:45 p.m.||Leicester City v. Sunderland||Extra Time|
|Tues., April 4||2:45 p.m.||Watford v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Tues., April 4||2:45 p.m.||Burnley v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Tues., April 4||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 5||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 5||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., April 5||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. West Ham United||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 5||3 p.m.||Swansea City v. Tottenham||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 5||3 p.m.||Liverpool v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 5||2:45 p.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 5||2:45 p.m.||Hull City v. Middlesbrough||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 5||2:45 p.m.||Southampton v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 5||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 5||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP —