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Thursday, May 20th, 2021
NBC SPORTS WRAPS UP MASSIVE PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON WITH “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY” ON NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL & PEACOCK, THIS SUNDAY, MAY 23 AT 11 A.M. ET
Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester City Separated by One Point, Vie for Final Two Champions League Positions this Sunday
Season-Ending Matches on NBC, NBCSN, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, GOLF Channel, Telemundo & Universo at 11 a.m. ET; Pregame Coverage Begins at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN
All 10 Games on Peacock at 11 a.m. ET, with Five Exclusive Matches; Special Goal Rush Available Free on Peacock at 11 a.m. ET
NBC Sports’ 2020-21 Premier League Coverage Included More Than 900 Hours and 340 Match Windows — Most Ever in Single Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 20, 2021 – NBC Sports wraps up a massive Premier League season with “Championship Sunday,” featuring all 10 matches presented live simultaneously this Sunday, May 23 at 11 a.m. ET, across the networks of NBCUniversal and Peacock.
Two Champions League positions are at stake between three clubs on the season’s final day as Chelsea (67 points), Liverpool (66), and Leicester City (66) are separated by one point: Christian Pulisic and third-place Chelsea visit Aston Villa (USA Network, Peacock), fourth-place Liverpool, who topped Burnley, 3-0, yesterday to move into the top-four for the first time since February, host Crystal Palace (NBC, Peacock, Telemundo), and fifth-place Leicester City host Premier League co-leading scorer Harry Kane (22 goals) and Tottenham (NBCSN, Peacock, Universo).
NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off on NBCSN this Sunday at 9 a.m. ET with a special two-hour Premier League Mornings, hosted by Rebecca Lowe, who’s joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League players Tim Howard and Robbie Mustoe. A special Premier League Goal Rush will be available at 11 a.m. ET free on Peacock.
NBC Sports’ lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will call Liverpool v. Crystal Palace, joined by former Premier League players Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux. Also, Seb Hutchinson and Matt Holland will call the Leicester City v. Tottenham match, while Nigel Adderley and Rob Green call Aston Villa v. Chelsea.
After winning their third Premier League title in the last four seasons earlier this month, Manchester City will lift the Premier League trophy Sunday after facing Everton (CNBC, Peacock) in their first match at Etihad Stadium since being crowned champions. Peacock will present the match in both English and Spanish. Play-by-play commentator Diego Pessolano and analyst Walter Roque will call the action in Spanish.
Throughout the 2020-21 Premier League season, NBC Sports provided 914 hours of studio coverage and 340 match windows, marking the most-ever Premier League on NBC coverage in a single season. This Sunday, matches will be presented across seven linear channels and 12 Peacock streams.
Following are the networks and announcers for “Championship Sunday,” (LIVE, Sunday at 11 a.m. ET):
- NBC, Peacock, Telemundo: fourth-place Liverpool v. Crystal Palace, commentated by Arlo White, Lee Dixon, and Graeme Le Saux
- NBCSN, Peacock, Universo: Fifth-place Leicester City v. Tottenham, commentated by Seb Hutchinson and Matt Holland
- USA Network, Peacock: Aston Villa v. third-place Chelsea, commentated by Nigel Adderley and Rob Green
- CNBC, Peacock: Champions Manchester City v. Everton, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
- GOLF Channel, Peacock: Wolverhampton Wanderers v. second-place Manchester United, commentated by David Stowell and Dean Ashton
- Peacock: Arsenal v. Brighton & Hove Albion, commentated by Phil Blacker and Matthew Upson
- Peacock: West Ham v. Southampton, commentated by Chris Wise and Efan Ekoku
- Peacock: Fulham v. Newcastle, commentated by Richard Kaufman and Tony Gale
- Peacock: Leeds United v. West Brom, commentated by Kevin Keatings and Stephen Warnock
- Peacock: Sheffield United v. Burnley, commentated by Jonathan Beck and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF CHRISTIAN PULISIC
On the next episode of Inside the Mind, Tim Howard speaks with Chelsea and USMNT player Christian Pulisic. The interview will be available on the Premier League on NBC Sports YouTube channel.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every Matchweek on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On their latest episode, Earle and Mustoe discuss Liverpool’s comfortable victory over Burnley to move into fourth place, Chelsea outdoing Leicester City to jump into third place, and more. The “2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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 featured matches in that contest (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:
NBC SPORTS PUB PASS
For commercial establishments looking to show Premier League, they can get the NBC Sports Pub Pass, the new customizable platform specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the USA. The NBC Sports Pub Pass offers Pubs, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants and commercial establishments nationwide all the Premier League matches and programming specifically for commercial establishments – Live, Commercial-Free and On-Demand. To subscribe or to find out more information about the NBC Sports Pub Pass go to https://www.nbcpubpass.com/.
Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – features free and premium tiers across mobile, web and connected TV devices. Starting this season, Peacock Premium is the exclusive home of 175 live matches and a total of 1,500 hours of Premier League programming – the most robust offering ever available in the U.S. – including full-event replays for all 380 matches on-demand (after 9 p.m. ET) for the 2020-21 season. Premier League matches are included with Peacock Premium, which is $4.99 per month. Additionally, Peacock will feature Premier League news and other programming from Premier League Productions on its free, exclusive Premier League TV channel on Peacock, now streaming seven days a week. Visit peacocktv.com/premierleague for more information.
Viewers can sign up for Peacock for free at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.
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.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports’ upcoming Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sun., May 23||9 a.m.||Premier League Mornings “Championship Sunday”||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Liverpool v. Crystal Palace||NBC, Peacock Premium, Telemundo|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Leicester City v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Peacock Premium, Universo|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Chelsea||USA Network, Peacock Premium|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Manchester City v. Everton||CNBC, Peacock Premium|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United||GOLF Channel, Peacock Premium|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||West Ham v. Southampton||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Fulham v. Newcastle||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Leeds United v. West Brom||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., May 23||11 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Burnley||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., May 23||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|