FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 10th, 2020
NBC SPORTS TO LAUNCH NEW ARLO WHITE “COMMUNITY” TO INTERACT DIRECTLY WITH PREMIER LEAGUE FANS, TODAY, THURSDAY, SEPT. 10
2020-21 Premier League Season Kicks Off in 2 Days – this Saturday, Sept. 12
NBC Sports Partners with Community – Fans Can Text 203-793-6716 to Communicate Directly with Premier League Lead Play-by-Play Voice Arlo White
Fans on Community Will Receive Exclusive Content, Including Behind the Scenes Coverage & Instant Reactions
Live Match Coverage Begins this Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo, as Newly Promoted Fulham Host Reigning FA Cup Winners Arsenal
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 10, 2020 – With the new Premier League season kicking off this Saturday, NBC Sports and Community are partnering to launch the “Arlo White Community” today, Thursday, September 10. The Community will give fans insight into what it is like to cover the Premier League from the perspective of lead play-by-play voice Arlo White.
Fans will receive exclusive content sent directly to their phones, including behind the scenes access, instant reactions and much more. The platform will also give fans the chance to interact with White about the latest happenings and news surrounding the Premier League. To participate, fans can text 203-793-6716 and communicate with White directly.
Launched in July 2019, Community is a texting platform in which public figures, including celebrities and athletes, can communicate with fans. For more information on how to use the platform, click here.
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off in two days, this Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, as newly promoted Fulham host Arsenal, who won their record-extending 14th FA Cup last month. Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – will stream the first of its 175 exclusive Premier League matches this season at 3 p.m. ET with West Ham v. Newcastle on Peacock Premium.
Highlighting the season’s first day, Premier League champions Liverpool host Leeds United – back in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years – at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo. White will call the match, joined by former Premier League footballers Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux, live from Anfield.
Capping off the opening weekend, THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, makes their seventh season premiere featuring Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr at 5:30 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium.
Following is the NBC Sports’ schedule for the first weekend of the Premier League season (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Sept. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 12||7:30 a.m.||Fulham v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 12||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Southampton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 12||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Leeds United||NBC, Telemundo|
|Sat., Sept. 12||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 12||3 p.m.||West Ham v. Newcastle||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 12||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 13||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 13||9 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Sept. 13||11:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Everton||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 13||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Sept. 14||1 p.m.||Sheffield United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Sept. 14||3 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||3:15 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Chelsea||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||Peacock|