Wednesday, August 11th, 2021


Lowe Hosted NBC Olympics’ Daytime Show for 17 Consecutive Days

White Called Eight Tokyo Olympic Soccer Matches

Premier League Season Kicks Off this Friday with Special Two-Hour Edition of Premier League Live at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Newly-Promoted Brentford Hosts Arsenal at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 11, 2021 – Since the Tokyo Olympics concluded this past Sunday, NBC Sports’ Premier League host Rebecca Lowe, who served as the host of NBC Olympics’ daytime show in Tokyo, and NBC Sports’ lead Premier League play-by-play voice Arlo White, who called many of the biggest Olympic soccer matches in Tokyo, will complete a whirlwind week of travel leading into the kickoff the 2021-22 Premier League season this Friday.

Lowe, who hosted 17 consecutive days of NBC Olympics’ daytime shows in Tokyo beginning with a first-ever Opening Ceremony daytime show on July 23, will host the  special two-hour, season-opening edition of Premier League Live this Friday August 13 at 1 p.m. ET, ahead of newly-promoted Brentford hosting Arsenal at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.

From Monday, Lowe’s week will have been filled with travel, meetings, and prep work before concluding Sunday evening when she heads back home to California following the completion of the PL’s opening weekend.

“Now that’s a week!” Lowe said. “Sunday night, I can relax!!!”

White, who handled eight matches in Tokyo, will call an opening-weekend tripleheader, beginning with Friday’s match from Brentford Community Stadium. White, alongside analysts Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon, will then call Saturday’s Norwich City-Liverpool match (12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and Peacock) and Sunday’s Tottenham-Manchester City match (11:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN) this weekend. The trio will also offer commentary from a pitch-side desk on NBCSN’s studio shows prior to the Friday and Sunday matches.

“Wouldn’t have it any other way!” White said of his Olympics and Premier League schedule.

Rebecca Lowe’s schedule from the end of the Tokyo Olympics to Premier League Kickoff:

Date Time Location Activity
Monday, Aug. 9 7 a.m. Tokyo Tokyo Signs off  after final of 17 Olympics daytime shows on NBC
  2 p.m. Tokyo Tokyo Depart for airport
  6 p.m. Tokyo Tokyo Fly to San Francisco
  3 p.m. PT San Francisco Land from Tokyo
Tuesday, Aug. 10 8:30 a.m. PT California PL Conference Call
Wednesday, Aug. 11   California Weekend match prep
Thursday, Aug. 12 9:30 a.m. PT California Match prep conference call
  11 p.m. PT California Fly to New York City
Friday, Aug. 13 6 a.m. ET New York City Land from California
  10:30 a.m. ET Stamford, Conn. Makeup
  Noon ET Stamford, Conn. Rehearsal
  1 p.m. ET Stamford, Conn. On-air: Premier League Live kicking off PL season
Saturday, Aug. 14 7 a.m.-3 p.m. ET Stamford, Conn. On-air: Premier League Live
Sunday, Aug. 15 7 a.m.-2p.m. Stamford, Conn. On-air: Premier League Live
  Sunday Night Stamford, Conn. Fly home to California
  Sunday Night California Relax!


Arlo White’s schedule from the end of the Tokyo Olympics to Premier League Kickoff:

Date Time Location Activity
Friday, Aug. 6 9 p.m. Tokyo Tokyo Women’s Gold Medal Match: Sweden v. Canada
Saturday, Aug. 7 8:30 p.m. Tokyo Tokyo Men’s Gold Medal Match: Brazil v. Spain
  11:30 p.m. Tokyo Tokyo Post-match studio hit with Rebecca
Sunday, Aug. 8 11:20 a.m. Tokyo Tokyo Fly to London
  4 p.m. UK London Land in London
Tuesday, Aug. 10 4:30 p.m. UK UK PL Conference Call
Thursday, Aug. 12 5:30 p.m. UK UK Match prep conference call
Friday, Aug. 13 8 a.m. ET London Car to West London
  1 p.m. ET Brentford Community Stadium Premier League Live from pitch-side desk
  3 p.m. ET Brentford Community Stadium Brentford v. Arsenal (NBCSN)
Saturday, Aug. 14 5 a.m. ET London Car to Norwich
  12:30 p.m. ET Carrow Road Norwich City v. Liverpool (NBC, Peacock)
  5 p.m. ET Carrow Road Car to London
Sunday, Aug. 15 7 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Premier League Mornings from pitch-side desk
  11:30 a.m. ET Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tottenham v. Manchester City (NBCSN)


Following is the NBC Sports’ schedule for the first weekend of the Premier League season (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time (ET) Match Platform
Fri., Aug. 13 1 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 13 3 p.m. Brentford v. Arsenal NBCSN, Universo
Fri., Aug. 13 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 14 7 a.m. Premier League Mornings NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 14 7:30 a.m. Manchester United v. Leeds United NBCSN, Universo
Sat., Aug. 14 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers NBCSN, Universo
Sat., Aug. 14 10 a.m. Everton v. Southampton USA Network
Sat., Aug. 14 10 a.m. Burnley v. Brighton & Hove Albion Peacock
Sat., Aug. 14 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Crystal Palace Peacock
Sat., Aug. 14 10 a.m. Watford v. Aston Villa Peacock
Sat., Aug. 14 12:30 p.m. Norwich City v. Liverpool NBC, Peacock, Universo
Sat., Aug. 14 2:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBC, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 15 7 a.m. Premier League Mornings NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 15 9 a.m. Newcastle v. West Ham NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 15 11:30 a.m. Tottenham v. Manchester City NBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., Aug. 15 1:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN