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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
NBC SPORTS’ LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE KICKS OFF WITH LIVERPOOL & MOHAMED SALAH VISITING LEICESTER CITY THIS SAT. AT 7:30 AM ET ON NBCSN & UNIVERSO
Live Coverage Begins This Saturday at 7 am ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN
Defending Champions Manchester City Host Newcastle This Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Manchester United visit Burnley This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Telemundo
Promoted: Fulham FC Debuts this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN Followed by a Special Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Filmed at the British Embassy This Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
Last Monday’s Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW on NBCSN was Most-Watched Live Episode on Record
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 29, 2018 – NBC Sports’ live weekend Premier League coverage kicks off this Saturday, September 1, when Mohamed Salah and Liverpool visit Leicester City at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Liverpool are the only Premier League team yet to concede a goal this season, outscoring opponents 7-0 over three consecutive wins.
Live match coverage begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Mornings. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
Live Premier League coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with Chelsea v. Bournemouth on NBCSN and Universo. Chelsea have won their opening three matches under new head coach Maurizio Sarri, while Bournemouth are unbeaten in their first three matches this season. Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents exclusive coverage of four matches: Brighton & Hove Albion v. Fulham; Crystal Palace v. Southampton; Everton v. Huddersfield; and West Ham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and Universo host coverage of defending champions Manchester City looking to get back to winning ways when they host Newcastle. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match on NBC from Etihad Stadium, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux.
Live Premier League coverage on Sunday, September 2, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by Cardiff City v. Arsenal at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Gunners come off their first Premier League win of the season under new head coach Unai Emery, after coming from behind to beat London rivals West Ham United 3-1.
Coverage on Sunday continues at 11 a.m. ET with Manchester United visiting Burnley on NBCSN and Telemundo. Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils, who have lost two of their first three Premier League matches for the first time since 1992-93, look to rebound following a 3-0 loss to Tottenham. Also Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold, both Watford and Tottenham will look for their fourth straight win to open the season when they meet at Vicarage Road.
A special three-part series, Promoted, premieres this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET. Roger Bennett of The Men in Blazers, who hosts the series, traveled to the U.K. to visit with managers and players to tell the stories of the three promoted clubs for the 2018-19 Premier League season. This Sunday’s episode focuses on Fulham, specifically analyzing the club’s rich tradition and its deep American ties. The episode features interviews with owner Shad Khan, who also owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, U.S. Men’s National Team defender Tim Ream, and last season’s Championship Player of the Season, Ryan Sessegnon.
In addition, Sunday at 2 p.m. ET is a special episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Bennett, filmed at the British Embassy. Guests include Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore, British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Kim Darroch, and U.S. Women’s National Team players Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn. With 197,000 viewers, last Monday’s episode on NBCSN featuring James Corden as guest was the most-watched live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW on record.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – “Premier League Pass” features 150 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S. “Premier League Pass” features more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN 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. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Sept. 1||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 1||7:30 a.m.||Leicester City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 1||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Bournemouth||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 1||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Fulham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 1||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 1||10 a.m.||Everton v. Huddersfield||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 1||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 1||12:30 p.m.||Manchester City v. Newcastle||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 1||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Sept. 2||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 2||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 2||8:30 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 2||11 a.m.||Burnley v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Sept. 2||11 a.m.||Watford v. Tottenham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Sept. 2||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 2||1:30 p.m.||Promoted: Fulham FC||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 2||2 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|