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Monday, June 15th, 2020
PREMIER LEAGUE RETURNS THIS WED., JUNE 17 WITH LIVE DOUBLEHEADER ON NBCSN, FEATURING MANCHESTER CITY-ARSENAL AT 3:15 P.M. ET
Peacock to Present Its First Live Sporting Event, Beginning Saturday, June 20 with Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace
Christian Pulisic & Chelsea Return Sunday, June 21 at 11:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Telemundo
Seeking First-Ever Premier League Title, Liverpool Back in Action at Rivals Everton this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC & Telemundo
Andres Cantor Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Telemundo Deportes
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 15, 2020 – The Premier League’s return is just two days away – with the league resuming the 2019-20 season this Wednesday, June 17. NBC Sports’ coverage begins at Noon ET on NBCSN, with Premier League Live, followed at 1 p.m. ET by 19th-place Aston Villa, looking to avoid relegation, hosting seventh-place surprise package Sheffield United. Then at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, second-place Manchester City host ninth-place Arsenal. Arlo White and former Premier League footballer Graeme Le Saux will call the match from Etihad Stadium.
NBC Sports presents nearly 80 hours of live coverage from June 17 through July 2 – and 35 days of live games in a 40-day stretch to conclude the 2019-20 season.
On 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.
Saturday’s coverage 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 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, who enter the restart above the relegation zone on goal difference. White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon from London Stadium.
Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – will also mark the debut of live sports on the platform with the Premier League’s return. Beginning this 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 this Sunday 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 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 top-flight title in 30 years, as they face Everton in the Merseyside Derby. White and Le Saux will call the match from Goodison Park.
Coverage concludes next 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). White and Dixon will call Monday’s match.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, features an interview with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp this Friday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Rebecca Lowe hosts 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.
ANDRES CANTOR CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TELEMUNDO DEPORTES
Telemundo Deportes kicks off the return of Premier League with a special celebration of Andres Cantor’s 20th anniversary with the company. Telemundo Deportes’ weekend programming will incorporate special segments, celebratory messages and clips that highlight memorable moments from the past two decades. Cantor will call four matches this week, beginning with Manchester City v. Arsenal this Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. ET on Universo.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF RAHEEM STERLING
On this week’s episode of Inside the Mind, Robbie Earle sits down with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling to discuss football and the Black Lives Matter movement. The interview can be seen on the Premier League on NBC Sports YouTube channel tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16.
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. The Robbies will have instant analysis of the opening night of the Premier League’s return with the next episode dropping the evening of this Wednesday, June 17, reacting to Aston Villa v. Sheffield United and Manchester City v. Arsenal matches.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns on the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app, available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em features a $50,000 jackpot prize for a “perfect score” – predicting the correct exact results of all five featured matches in that contest (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em through July 2:
Match Week 30
|Sat., June 20||12:30 p.m. – NBC, Telemundo||West Ham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Sun., June 21||9 a.m. – NBCSN||Newcastle v. Sheffield United|
|Sun., June 21||11:15 a.m. – NBCSN, Telemundo||Aston Villa v. Chelsea|
|Sun., June 21||2 p.m. – NBC, Telemundo||Everton v. Liverpool|
|Mon., June 22||3 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Manchester City v. Burnley|
Match Week 31
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Manchester United v. Sheffield United|
|Wed., June 24||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Liverpool v. Crystal Palace|
|Thurs., June 25||1 p.m. – NBCSN||Burnley v. Watford|
|Thurs., June 25||1 p.m. – Peacock, NBC Sports Gold||Southampton v. Arsenal|
|Thurs., June 25||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Chelsea v. Manchester City|
Match Week 32
|Tues., June 30||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United|
|Wed., July 1||1 p.m. – NBCSN||Arsenal v. Norwich City|
|Wed., July 1||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||West Ham v. Chelsea|
|Thurs., July 2||1 p.m. – NBCSN||Sheffield United v. Tottenham|
|Thurs., July 2||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Manchester City v. Liverpool|
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 July 2 (all times ET, subject to change):
|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|
|Fri., June 19||6 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||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|
|Tues., June 23||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 23||1 p.m.||Leicester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 23||3:15 p.m.||Tottenham v. West Ham||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 23||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 24||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m.||Manchester United v. Sheffield United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m.||Newcastle v. Aston Villa||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m.||Norwich City v. Everton||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Bournemouth||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., June 24||3:15 p.m.||Liverpool v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., June 24||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 25||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 25||1 p.m.||Burnley v. Watford||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 25||1 p.m.||Southampton v. Arsenal||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., June 25||3:15 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Thurs., June 25||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 25||6 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 27||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 27||7:30 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 27||9:30 a.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 28||10 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 28||11:30 a.m.||Watford v. Southampton||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., June 28||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., June 29||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., June 29||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Mon., June 29||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 30||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 30||3:15 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., June 30||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 1||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 1||1 p.m.||Arsenal v. Norwich City||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 1||1 p.m.||Bournemouth v. Newcastle||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., July 1||1 p.m.||Everton v. Leicester City||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., July 1||3:15 p.m.||West Ham v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., July 1||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 2||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 2||1 p.m.||Sheffield United v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 2||3:15 p.m.||Manchester City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Thurs., July 2||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|