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Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
PREMIER LEAGUE RETURNS IN ONE WEEK – NBC SPORTS TO PRESENT NEARLY 80 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE IN FIRST THREE MATCHWEEKS
Peacock to Present Its First Live Sport Event, Beginning Next Saturday, June 20 with Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace
“The 2 Robbies” Podcast Discusses Race and Sports
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 10, 2020 – NBC Sports kicks off nearly 80 hours of live coverage through July 2 in the Premier League’s return to action with a pair of matches next Wednesday, June 17 – the first of 35 days of live games in a 40-day stretch to conclude the 2019-20 season.
The week’s coverage begins Wednesday, June 17 at Noon ET on NBCSN, with Premier League Live, followed by the first match of the resumed 2019-20 Premier League season – 19th-place Aston Villa, looking to avoid relegation, host seventh-place surprise Sheffield United, at 1 p.m. ET. Then at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, second-place Manchester City host ninth-place Arsenal.
*** Conference Call Tomorrow ***
NBC Sports’ Premier League host Rebecca Lowe, analyst Robbie Earle, lead play-by-play voice Arlo White, and coordinating producer Pierre Moossa will preview NBC Sports’ coverage of the conclusion of the 2019-20 Premier League on a media conference call tomorrow, Thursday, June 11 at 3 p.m. ET. Click here for more info.
Next Friday, June 19, the first full weekend of coverage begins with Premier League Live at Noon ET on NBCSN, followed by Norwich City v. Southampton at 1 p.m. ET. Then at 3:15 p.m. ET, eighth-place Tottenham host fifth-place Manchester United, who trail fourth-place Chelsea by three points.
Coverage on Saturday, June 20 begins with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Watford v. third-place Leicester City at 7:30 a.m. ET, and ninth-place Arsenal visiting Brighton at 10 a.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo). Coverage switches to NBC and Telemundo at 12:30 p.m. ET as sixth-place Wolverhampton Wanderers visit West Ham, looking for their first win over Wolves in all competitions since the 2016 FA Cup.
Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – will also mark the debut of live sports on the platform with the Premier League’s return. Beginning next Saturday, June 20 at 2:45 p.m. ET, with Crystal Palace, aiming to move into the top half of the table, visiting a Bournemouth side looking to avoid relegation, Peacock will stream all live matches currently available via NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass,” including seven games in the first three matchweeks (schedule below). Premier League matches are included with Peacock Premium, which is currently available to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers across the country. Peacock will launch nationally with free and premium tiers across mobile, web and connected TV devices on July 15.
A two-hour Premier League Mornings begins next Sunday, June 21 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Newcastle v. Sheffield United at 9 a.m. ET. U.S. Men’s National Team star Christian Pulisic could make his first appearance for Chelsea since New Year’s Day, after recovering from a thigh injury, as the fourth-place Blues visit Aston Villa on Sunday, June 21 at 11:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Then at 2 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, Liverpool continue their run to their first championship in England’s top flight in 30 years, as they face Everton in the Merseyside Derby.
Coverage concludes on Monday, June 22 with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by second-place Manchester City hosting Burnley at 3 p.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo).
Rebecca Lowe hosts next week’s Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, and former USMNT player Kyle Martino. The telecast marks the first in-studio show since March from NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, CT.
This weekend’s Premier League coverage features a return-to-play preview with a 30-minute special, Premier League Preview – Match Week 30, airing this Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Also this weekend, classic Premier League content begins Saturday, June 13 at 6 a.m. ET, with 12 hours of programming highlighted by five matches, including two Liverpool victories from this season against Manchester City and Manchester United.
Saturday’s coverage kicks off at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN with a 2018 episode of the series, Off Script, where Lowe sits down with Graeme Le Saux, former Chelsea defender and current NBC Sports Premier League commentator, who discusses his life and career. Starting at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, Premier League Season So Far features this season’s top storylines and moments from Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United, thus far. Premier League Season in Review, highlighted by the top storylines and action from this season, airs Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
THE MANAGERS SPECIAL: JURGEN KLOPP
In an encore presentation of The Managers Special: Jurgen Klopp airing this Sunday at 10 a.m. ET, Jurgen Klopp recounts some of his most memorable Premier League games in charge of Liverpool, including his first-ever PL win – at Chelsea in October 2015 – and a 3-1 victory over two-time defending champions Manchester City from earlier this season.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
On the most recent edition of “The 2 Robbies” podcast, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss what the Black Lives Matter movement means to them and how clubs and players around the Premier League have shown their support. Mustoe’s former teammate and Bundesliga insider, Jan Age Fjortoft, also joined the podcast to share his thoughts on how the return to play in the Bundesliga is going so far. For full episode, click here.
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 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 – launched its upgraded “Premier League Pass” for the 2019-20 season. For the first time, “Premier League Pass” includes 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 $9.99 (originally $64.99), today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
Following is NBC Sports’ Premier League match schedule through June 22 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., June 13||6 a.m.||Off Script: Graeme Le Saux||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 13||7 a.m.||Premier League Season So Far – Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 13||8 a.m.||Premier League Season So Far – Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 13||9 a.m.||Premier League Season So Far – Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 13||10 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Crystal Palace v. Manchester City (April 6, 2015)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 13||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Everton v. Manchester United (Sept. 11, 2010)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 13||11 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Arsenal v. Tottenham (Feb. 26, 2012)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 13||11:30 a.m.||Premier League Preview – Match Week 30||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 14||6 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Liverpool v. Manchester City (Nov. 10, 2019)||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 14||8 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Liverpool v. Manchester United (Jan. 19, 2020)||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 14||10 a.m.||The Managers Special: Jurgen Klopp||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 14||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2019-20||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 14||11:30 a.m.||Premier League Preview – Match Week 30||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 17||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 17||1 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Sheffield United||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 17||3:15 p.m.||Manchester City v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., June 17||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 19||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 19||1 p.m.||Norwich City v. Southampton||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 19||3:15 p.m.||Tottenham v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., June 19||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 20||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 20||7:30 a.m.||Watford v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 20||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., June 20||Noon||Premier League Live||NBC|
|Sat., June 20||12:30 p.m.||West Ham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBC, Telemundo|
|Sat., June 20||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sat., June 20||2:45 p.m.||Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., June 21||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 21||9 a.m.||Newcastle v. Sheffield United||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 21||11:15 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., June 21||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBC|
|Sun., June 21||2 p.m.||Everton v. Liverpool||NBC, Telemundo|
|Mon., June 22||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., June 22||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Burnley||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., June 22||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|