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Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE PACKED HOLIDAY: 40 “FESTIVE FIXTURES” IN 14 DAYS & MORE THAN 18 HOURS OF COVERAGE ON BOXING DAY, NEXT WED., DEC. 26
Coverage Kicks off this Friday as 1st-Place Liverpool Visit Wolverhampton Wanderers at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo
Special Holiday Movie Takeoff Features Premier League Live’s Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe, and Rebecca Lowe
Nine Exclusive Matches on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” this Week, Including Manchester City, Manchester United & Tottenham on Dec. 26
Boxing Day Marathon Includes New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW featuring Rebecca Lowe
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 18, 2018 – NBC Sports Group presents another Premier League packed holiday season with 40 “Festive Fixtures” in 14 days, beginning this Friday, and more than 18 consecutive hours of Premier League programming on Boxing Day (Wednesday, Dec. 26).
This week’s live Premier League coverage begins Friday, December 21, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Wolverhampton Wanderers v. first-place Liverpool at 3 p.m ET on NBCSN and Universo. Liverpool retained first place with their win over Manchester United last weekend, while Wolves come off a 2-0 win against Bournemouth.
Live Premier League coverage continues on Saturday, December 22, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by a slate of matches across NBCUniversal networks. Match coverage starts at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, as fifth-place Arsenal host Burnley at Emirates Stadium. Both teams look to rebound after difficult one-goal losses last weekend: Arsenal fell 3-2 at Southampton, while Burnley were held scoreless against Tottenham.
At 10 a.m. ET, second-place Manchester City face Crystal Palace on NBCSN and Universo with both teams looking for their second straight win. Also at 10 a.m., fourth-place Chelsea host Leicester City on CNBC. Eden Hazard helped push Chelsea past Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, while Leicester City look to bounce back after a disappointing loss at Crystal Palace.
Rounding out the 10 a.m. ET coverage, NBC Sports Gold presents four exclusive matches: Bournemouth v. Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield v. Southampton, Newcastle v. Fulham, and West Ham v. Watford.
Saturday’s match coverage concludes with Cardiff City v. sixth-place Manchester United at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. This will be Manchester United’s first match since the club fired manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday. Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux.
This weekend’s coverage concludes on Sunday with Everton v. third-place Tottenham at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Everton aim for their first win in December, while Tottenham look to extend their three-game winning streak.
NBC Sports Group presents more than 18 hours of Boxing Day coverage on Wednesday, December 26, beginning at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN followed by Fulham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers at 7:30 a.m. ET. At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present Liverpool v. Newcastle, while NBC Sports Gold hosts five exclusive matches: Burnley v. Everton, Crystal Palace v. Cardiff City, Leicester City v. Manchester City, Manchester United v. Huddersfield, and Tottenham v. Bournemouth.
Boxing Day coverage is highlighted by a double-header on NBCSN. Coverage of Brighton & Hove Albion v. Arsenal begins at 12:15 p.m. ET, followed by Watford v. Chelsea at 2:30 p.m. White calls Watford-Chelsea, joined by Le Saux.
Following the Boxing Day matches, NBCSN presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET. NBC Sports’ “Premier League Mornings Live” host Rebecca Lowe will appear as a guest on Wednesday’s episode.
Midweek match coverage finishes on Thursday, Dec. 27 with Southampton v. West Ham at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone, joined by former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle.
The match schedule for December 29 – January 3 will be announced next week.
HOLIDAY MOVIE SPECIAL
Click here for NBC Sports’ holiday movie takeoff on the Festive Fixtures (as seen in the photo above).
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.
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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, schedule subject to change):
|Fri., Dec. 21||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Dec. 21||3 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., Dec. 21||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 22||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 22||7:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 22||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Leicester City||CNBC|
|Sat., Dec. 22||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 22||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 22||10 a.m.||Huddersfield v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 22||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Fulham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 22||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 22||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 22||12:30 p.m.||Cardiff City v. Manchester United||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 22||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Dec. 23||1 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 23||10 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 23||11 a.m.||Everton v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 23||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 26||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 26||7:30 a.m.||Fulham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Liverpool v. Newcastle||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Cardiff City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Manchester City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Huddersfield||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Dec. 26||12:15 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 26||2:30 p.m.||Watford v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 26||4:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 26||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 26||8 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Dec. 27||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Dec. 27||2:45 p.m.||Southampton v. West Ham||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Dec. 27||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–