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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
ROAD TRIP! NBC SPORTS OPENS PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON WITH FULL ANNOUNCE TEAM & STUDIO ON LOCATION IN THE U.K. NEXT WEEK, AUGUST 8-11
NBC Sports’ First-Ever Production from Sky Studios: Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day Airs Live Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN, Following Simulcast of Sky Sports News Transfer Day Show at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Premier League Season Opens in 10 Days on Friday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN: Coverage Features On-Site Studio, Pitch-Side Desk & Commentary at Liverpool’s Anfield for Season Opener v. Norwich City
On-Site Weekend Commentary Includes Tottenham v. Aston Villa Saturday, August 10 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Manchester United v. Chelsea Sunday, August 11 at Old Trafford
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 31, 2019 – Less than three months after a season for the ages, NBC Sports will open the 2019-20 Premier League season on the road, as the entire announce team works together on-location in the U.K., from August 8-11.
Extensive Premier League coverage will be presented from match grounds in the U.K. over the season’s opening three days, featuring on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations, beginning with Champions League winners Liverpool hosting Norwich City on Friday, August 9. Coverage on NBCSN begins at 2 p.m. ET.
For the kickoff of the 2019-20 Premier League season, Rebecca Lowe will return to her native U.K. to host the Premier League Live pre- and post-match show on-site throughout the weekend, joined by a revolving combination of analysts, including the U.S.-based team of Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. Arlo White will call the matches, and make pre-match and post-match appearances from NBC Sports’ pitch-side locations. Earle, Martino and Mustoe will each call a match with White. They will join NBC’s U.K.-based team of Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux for live on-site Premier League coverage across the three days.
One day before the season begins, on Thursday, August 8, NBC Sports’ will produce its first-ever telecast from Sky studios in the U.K. as it presents Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The three-hour program will surround the end of the summer transfer window, which closes at Noon ET that day, as the team analyzes all 20 clubs’ transfer activity. In addition, the program will preview the 2019–20 season, as Lowe hosts the program, joined by White, Earle, Le Saux, Martino, and Mustoe. NBC Sports’ show follows a two-hour NBCSN simulcast of Sky Sports News at 9 a.m. ET on Transfer Deadline Day.
On Friday, August 9, the team kicks off live match coverage at Anfield, where Liverpool host newly-promoted Norwich City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Premier League Live begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and features commentary and discussion from Lowe, Dixon, and Mustoe in the studio, while Earle and Le Saux join live from the pitch alongside White, who will call the match with Martino.
On Saturday, August 10, NBC Sports presents live coverage from the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Tottenham host Aston Villa at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. White calls the match, joined by Mustoe in the booth. Lowe is joined by Earle and Le Saux in the on-site studio, while Dixon and Martino provide pitch-side perspective. Live coverage from the U.K. concludes on Sunday, August 11 from Old Trafford with Manchester United v. Chelsea at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Christian Pulisic is expected to make his Premier League debut in that match for Chelsea. White calls the match with Earle, while Lowe hosts studio coverage at Old Trafford with Dixon and Martino, and Mustoe and Le Saux join the show from the pitch. Premier League Mornings begins at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday on NBCSN.
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.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – has launched its upgraded “Premier League Pass” for the 2019-20 season. For the first time, “Premier League Pass” will also include full-event replay for all 380 matches on demand*, new Sky Sports content, and more than 1,400 hours of the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the U.S. Fans can purchase the enhanced “Premier League Pass,” priced at $64.99, today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. Also available for purchase on NBCSportsGold.com is the new “MatchDay Pass” for $39.99, which features 140 live matches.
Following is the NBCUniversal schedule for the first weekend of the Premier League season (*Schedule subject to change)
|Thurs., Aug. 8||9 a.m.||Sky Sports News||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Aug. 8||11 a.m.||Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 9||1:30 p.m.||MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 9||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 9||3 p.m.||Liverpool v. Norwich City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 10||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 10||7:30 a.m.||West Ham v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 10||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Sheffield United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 10||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 10||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 10||10 a.m.||Watford v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 10||12:30 p.m.||Tottenham v. Aston Villa||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 10||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 11||1 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 11||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 11||9 a.m.||Newcastle v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 11||9 a.m.||Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||CNBC, Universo|
|Sun., Aug. 11||11:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 11||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
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