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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
PREMIER LEAGUE “WINTER BREAK” ON NBC SPORTS FEATURES LIVE TELEVISION COVERAGE OF ALL 10 MATCHES OVER NEXT TWO WEEKENDS
Marks First Time Outside of Championship Sunday in which All Matchweek Fixtures will be Aired in Dedicated TV Window
Telemundo Deportes to Present All Matches – First Time Entire Matchweek Offered in Spanish
10 Matches Over Two-Week Span: Four This Weekend, Feb. 8-9, & Six Next Weekend, Feb. 14-17
Manchester City v. West Ham on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Telemundo Highlights This Weekend’s Slate
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 5, 2020 – NBC Sports will present live television coverage of all ten matchweek fixtures over the next two weekends as a part of the PL’s “winter break,” marking the first time that every match will air live in its own television window.
The upcoming “winter break” features 10 fixtures beginning this Saturday, Feb. 8, and concluding on Presidents’ Day, next Monday, Feb. 17.
Additionally, Telemundo Deportes will present all matches in Spanish on Telemundo, Universo, or digitally – the first time an entire 10-game matchweek will be presented in Spanish.
Headlining this weekend’s slate of four matches is Sergio Aguero and second-place Manchester City hosting West Ham on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Manchester City look to rebound from last week’s loss to Tottenham, while West Ham aim to turn around their recent form which has seen them drop into the relegation zone.
Saturday’s coverage kicks off with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Everton v. Crystal Palace at 7:30 a.m. ET. Later in the day, Brighton & Hove Albion host Watford at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Coverage resumes next Friday, Feb. 14, with an hour-long Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into third-place Leicester City visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers at 3 p.m. ET (NBCSN and Universo). Leicester City, led by the PL’s leading scorer Jamie Vardy (17 goals), look to close the gap on second-place Manchester City, while Wolves sit six points outside of the top-four.
On Saturday, Feb.15, Mohamed Salah and first-place Liverpool, who are unbeaten in their last 42 PL matches (37 wins, five draws) dating back to last season, and sit 22 points ahead of second-place Manchester City as they aim for their first-ever PL title, travel to face Norwich City at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo.
“Winter break” concludes on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 17, when Tammy Abraham and fourth-place Chelsea host newly signed Bruno Fernandes and seventh-place Manchester United at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.
Over the course of the two weekends, Arlo White and Lee Dixon will call four matches: Brighton & Hove Albion v. Watford (Saturday, Feb. 8 on NBC), Manchester City v. West Ham (Sunday, Feb. 9 on NBCSN), Norwich City v. Liverpool (Saturday, Feb. 15 on NBC), and Chelsea v. Manchester United (Monday, Feb. 17 on NBCSN). Graeme Le Saux, a former Chelsea player, will join the team for next Monday’s Chelsea-Manchester United match.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, former USMNT player Kyle Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every match day on The 2 Robbies podcast. On the latest episode, the Robbies review a dramatic PL weekend, focusing on Tottenham’s win over Manchester City, Bruno Fernandes’ Manchester United debut, and Liverpool’s win streak.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns this season from the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app. The app, developed with Boom Fantasy, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, and gives eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. Each matchweek, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $2,500 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that matchweek’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:
Match Week 26
|Sat., Feb. 15||7:30 a.m. – NBCSN||Southampton v. Burnley|
|Sat., Feb. 15||12:30 p.m. – NBC, Universo||Norwich City v. Liverpool|
|Sun., Feb. 16||9 a.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Aston Villa v. Tottenham|
|Sun., Feb. 16||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN, Telemundo||Arsenal v. Newcastle|
|Mon., Feb. 17||3 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Chelsea v. Manchester United|
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 match schedule for Match Week 26 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Feb. 8||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 8||7:30 a.m.||Everton v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 8||12:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Watford||NBC|
|Sat., Feb. 8||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Feb. 9||2 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 9||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 9||9 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Bournemouth||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 9||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 9||11:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. West Ham||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Feb. 9||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb 10||2 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Fri., Feb. 14||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Feb. 14||3 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., Feb. 14||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 15||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 15||7:30 a.m.||Southampton v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 15||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 15||12:30 p.m.||Norwich City v. Liverpool||NBC, Universo|
|Sun., Feb. 16||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 16||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 16||9 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Feb. 16||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 16||11:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Newcastle||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Feb. 16||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 17||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 17||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Feb. 17||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|