FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
2 DAYS UNTIL NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL – HUDDERSFIELD TOWN CLUB PROFILE
A Look at One of the Promoted Clubs – Huddersfield Town
Coverage Debuts This Friday, August 11 at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN With Full On-Air Team in the U.K. Throughout Opening Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 9, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off two days from today on August 11, with the first Friday night opener in the Premier League, when Arsenal host Leicester City at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special one-hour season preview show followed by Premier League Live. Coverage continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and on the NBC Sports Gold “Premier League Pass.”
For the first time, NBC Sports Group’s U.S.-based Premier League team will open the season on the road, as the entire announce team works together on-location in the United Kingdom. Similar to NBC’s full in-stadium presentation of the season-opening NFL Kickoff Game for the past decade, immersive Premier League coverage will be presented on-site from the U.K. across the season’s opening three days from three different grounds, featuring 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.
New Season, Newly Promoted Teams: Huddersfield Town
First match: Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield Town, Sat., August 12, 10 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold
Huddersfield Town will play in the Premier League for the first time this season, which marks the club’s first in the top flight since 1971-72. After finishing 5th in the Championship last season, Huddersfield earned promotion via the play-offs. The Terriers were the first team in Football League history to earn promotion after finishing the season with a negative goal difference (-2).
The club is located in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. Established in 1908, Huddersfield Town became the first team English football history to win three consecutive top-flight titles (1924-26) but have not won a top-flight title since then.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s on-site Premier League Live coverage August 11-13 (all times ET):
|Fri., Aug. 11||1 p.m.||Premier League Live from Emirates Stadium||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 11||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Live from American Express Community Stadium||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7:30 a.m.||Watford v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Everton v. Stoke City||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield Town||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Swansea City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 12||12:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester City||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 13||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from Old Trafford||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||8:30 a.m.||Newcastle United v. Tottenham Hotspur||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. West Ham United||NBCSN|
For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first two months of the season, click here.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–