FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “CROSSROADS” PREMIERES TODAY ON NBC SPORTS’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL – 2 DAYS FROM START OF PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON
Aaron West Hosts New Eight-Episode Series Exploring Pivotal Moments in Premier League History
“The Lowe Down,” “Inside the Mind,” & “Tactics Session” Return to YouTube with New Episodes This Season
Match Coverage of 2019-20 Premier League Season Begins Friday, August 9 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, as Champions League Winners Liverpool Host Norwich City
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 7, 2019 – Two days ahead of the start of the new Premier League season, NBC Sports presents its newest original YouTube series, produced by the NBCUniversal Digital Lab, “CROSSROADS,” which explores pivotal moments in Premier League history and the potential wide-ranging implications of a different result or outcome.
Hosted by Aaron West, the eight-episode series confronts several “what-if” questions and delves into how these critical moments could have rewritten Premier League history had the outcome gone the other way. The first episode, premiering today on NBC Sports’ YouTube page, analyzes the hypothetical situation around what could have evolved if Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero had not scored on the final day of the 2011-12 season, which lifted his team to their first ever Premier League title.
New episodes of “CROSSROADS” will be available every Saturday for eight consecutive weeks at YouTube.com/nbcsports and will cover a range of iconic moments in Premier League history, including Liverpool star Steven Gerrard’s slip, Arsenal’s “Invincibles,” Tottenham’s food poisoning in the 2005-06 season, and more.
In addition to “CROSSROADS,” NBC Sports will continue to present new content this season on YouTube, including three digital shows that premiered during the 2018-19 season. Coming off a successful debut season last fall, Rebecca Lowe returns for “The Lowe Down,” offering her take on the top Premier League moments of the week followed by a reversal of the NBC Sports team’s TV roles, as she answers hot topic questions posed by her on-set colleagues. In addition, the “Inside the Mind” series will return with host Arlo White conducting in-depth interviews with some of the Premier League’s most prominent stars. Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will return with “Tactics Session” this fall, offering comprehensive breakdowns of key goals, plays and tactics.
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2019-20 Premier League season kicks off on Friday, August 9 with Liverpool v. Norwich City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Premier League Live begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, featuring commentary and discussion from NBC Sports’ Premier League broadcast team on-site at Anfield. Season six of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW debuts Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET 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.
Below is the schedule for NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage August 8-11 (all times ET):
|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|
|Mon., Aug. 12||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 12||1:30 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
For NBC Sports’ Premier League television schedule for the first two months of the season, click here.