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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
*UPDATED* NBC SPORTS PRESENTS “FESTIVE FIXTURES” – 40 PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES IN 17 DAYS BEGINNING THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 18
Coverage Includes Traditional Boxing Day Slate, and Matches Across NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, Peacock, Telemundo and Universo
USA Network Showcases New Year’s Day Tripleheader as it Becomes Cable Home of Premier League
Special Boxing Day Edition of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Features Guest John Oliver
*UPDATED* See Below Grid for Updated Match Schedule Due to COVID Postponements
Stamford, Conn. – December 15, 2021 – NBC Sports presents the “Festive Fixtures” this holiday season with 40 matches in 17 days beginning this Saturday, December 18, through Monday, January 3. Coverage is highlighted by the traditional Boxing Day matches on Sunday, Dec. 26, 17 matches on Peacock, and a New Year’s Day tripleheader on USA Network on Saturday, Jan. 1 as the network becomes the cable home of the Premier League. In addition, 22 matches will be presented in Spanish across Telemundo and Universo.
NBC Sports’ Premier League “Festive Fixtures” kick off with Premier League Live at 7 a.m. ET this Saturday, Dec. 18 on NBCSN, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United hosting Brighton at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. This Sunday, Dec. 19, Mohamed Salah and Liverpool visit Harry Kane and Tottenham at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock. Arlo White and Lee Dixon will call the match live from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Next weekend on Sunday, Dec. 26, NBC Sports presents a Boxing Day quadruple-header highlighted by Kevin De Bruyne and first-place Manchester City hosting Jamie Vardy and Leicester City at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock. Then at 12:30 p.m. ET, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Aston Villa on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, continue their Boxing Day tradition when they are joined by special guest and massive Liverpool supporter John Oliver at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
A midweek slate of matches begins Tuesday, Dec. 28, headlined by Liverpool visiting Leicester City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.
On New Year’s Day, USA Network presents a tripleheader as it becomes the cable home of the Premier League. The New Year’s Day tripleheader on USA Network and Universo includes: Arsenal v. Manchester City at 7:30 a.m. ET, Watford v. Tottenham at 10 a.m. ET, and Crystal Palace v. West Ham at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Then, on Sunday, Jan. 2, Premier League action is highlighted by a matchup of title contenders as Chelsea host Liverpool at 11:30 a.m. ET on USA Network and Telemundo.
This season, Peacock will stream all games airing on the NBC broadcast network live. In addition, Peacock will feature studio shows, full match replays and the Premier League TV channel. All matchdays and windows exclusively on Peacock will feature NBC Sports’ Premier League studio coverage.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe will present a special holiday edition of “The 2 Robbies” podcast ahead of Christmas when Robbie Mustoe is joined by his former Middlesbrough manager and Manchester United legend, Bryan Robson, to look back on the illustrious career of the former England great. This special episode will be released on December 22 and 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 powered by PointsBet 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:
|Match Week 18
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/.
STREAMING ON PEACOCK
Peacock’s expansive programming features live sports coverage including Premier League, Sunday Night Football, U.S. Figure Skating, FIS Skiing and Snowboarding World Cup, Premiership Rugby, and much more. Upcoming events streaming on Peacock include Super Bowl LVI and the Winter Olympics. Peacock Originals streaming now include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts, and Michael Phelps: Medals Memories and More. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another and staples like The Dan Patrick Show, Pro Football Talk Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.
To learn more about how to watch Premier League on Peacock and how to sign up visit peacocktv.com/sports/premier-league.
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.
UPDATED SCHEDULE BELOW DUE TO COVID POSTPONEMENTS
Following is NBC Sports’ schedule for the Premier League “Festive Fixtures” (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Dec. 18||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 18||7:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Postponed|
|Sat., Dec. 18||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 18||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Burnley||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 18||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Brentford||Postponed|
|Sat., Dec. 18||10 a.m.||Watford v. Crystal Palace||Postponed|
|Sat., Dec. 18||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Norwich City||Postponed|
|Sat., Dec. 18||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 18||12:30 p.m.||Leeds United v. Arsenal||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sun., Dec. 19||7 a.m.||Everton v. Leicester City||Postponed|
|Sun., Dec. 19||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 19||9 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Chelsea||USA Network, Universo|
|Sun., Dec. 19||9 a.m.||Newcastle v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 19||11:15 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 19||11:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Liverpool||Peacock|
|Sun., Dec. 19||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Sun., Dec. 26||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 26||7:30 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Watford||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 26||7:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Leeds United||USA Network, Universo|
|Sun., Dec. 26||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Crystal Palace||USA Network, Telemundo|
|Sun., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Leicester City||Peacock|
|Sun., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Arsenal||Peacock|
|Sun., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Southampton||Peacock|
|Sun., Dec. 26||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 26||12:30 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Chelsea||NBC, Peacock, Telemundo|
|Sun., Dec. 26||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Dec. 26||3 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Brentford||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Dec. 26||3 p.m.||Newcastle v. Manchester United||USA Network, Universo|
|Sun., Dec. 26||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 26||6 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Tues., Dec. 28||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Dec. 28||7:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., Dec. 28||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Dec. 28||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., Dec. 28||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Norwich City||Peacock|
|Tues., Dec. 28||10 a.m.||Watford v. West Ham||Peacock|
|Tues., Dec. 28||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Dec. 28||12:30 p.m.||Leeds United v. Aston Villa||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., Dec. 28||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Dec. 28||3 p.m.||Leicester City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., Dec. 28||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 29||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 29||2:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock|
|Wed., Dec. 29||3:15 p.m.||Brentford v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., Dec. 29||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Dec. 30||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Dec. 30||2:30 p.m.||Everton v. Newcastle||Peacock|
|Thurs., Dec. 30||3:15 p.m.||Manchester United v. Burnley||NBCSN, Universo|
|Thurs., Dec. 30||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 1||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||USA Network|
|Sat., Jan. 1||7:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Manchester City||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Jan. 1||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Jan. 1||10 a.m.||Watford v. Tottenham||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Jan. 1||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Norwich City||Peacock|
|Sat., Jan. 1||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Jan. 1||12:30 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. West Ham||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Jan. 1||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sun., Jan. 2||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||USA Network|
|Sun., Jan. 2||9 a.m.||Everton v. Brighton & Hove Albion||USA Network, Telemundo|
|Sun., Jan. 2||9 a.m.||Brentford v. Aston Villa||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 2||9 a.m.||Leeds United v. Burnley||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 2||9 a.m.||Southampton v. Newcastle||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 2||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sun., Jan. 2||11:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. Liverpool||USA Network, Telemundo|
|Sun., Jan. 2||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Mon., Jan. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Mon., Jan. 3||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||USA Network, Universo|
|Mon., Jan. 3||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|