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Thursday, December 22nd, 2022
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS PREMIER LEAGUE “FESTIVE FIXTURES” WITH MATCHES ON 10 OF 11 DAYS BEGINNING MONDAY, DEC. 26, FOLLOWING WORLD CUP BREAK
Premier League’s Return on Boxing Day, Monday, Dec. 26, Features Seven Matches Including Aston Villa v. Liverpool at 12:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo
“Festive Fixtures” Slate Highlighted by First-Place Arsenal v. Third-Place Newcastle (Jan. 3, 2:45 p.m. ET, USA Network & Universo) and Chelsea v. Second-Place Manchester City (Jan. 5, 3 p.m. ET, Peacock)
Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe, and Tim Howard Host Live from Pitch-Side Desks December 26-28
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, Hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, Returns with a New Episode Saturday, Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 22, 2022 – NBC Sports presents the “Festive Fixtures” this holiday season, featuring matches on 10 of 11 days, as the Premier League returns from its FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ break beginning on Boxing Day, Monday, Dec. 26.
“Festive Fixtures” kicks off with NBC Sports’ Premier League studio team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Tim Howard traveling to the U.K. to host special shows from pitch-side desks next week from Monday, Dec. 26-Wednesday, Dec. 28. Click here for details.
On Boxing Day, coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on USA Network, followed by Tottenham visiting Brentford at 7:30 a.m. ET (USA Network, Universo). Four matches will take place live at 10 a.m. ET: Leicester City v. Newcastle (USA Network, Universo), Everton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers (Peacock), Crystal Palace v. Fulham (Peacock), and Southampton v. Brighton & Hove Albion (Peacock). At 12:30 p.m. ET, Liverpool visit Aston Villa on USA Network and Universo.
Concluding Monday’s Boxing Day action is first-place Arsenal hosting West Ham at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock. NBC Sports’ match commentary team of Peter Drury and Graeme Le Saux will call the match live from Emirates Stadium. Peacock will also present Arsenal-West Ham live in Spanish. Following the match is Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Tuesday’s coverage begins at Noon ET on USA Network with Lowe, Earle, Mustoe, and Howard hosting Premier League Live from Old Trafford, followed by Chelsea hosting Bournemouth at 12:30 p.m. ET (USA Network, Universo). At 3 p.m. ET, Manchester United host Nottingham Forest on USA Network and Universo. Drury, Lee Dixon, and Le Saux will call the match live from Old Trafford.
The matchweek concludes on Wednesday, Dec. 28, with live on-site coverage from Elland Road beginning with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network. At 3 p.m. ET, Jesse Marsch and Leeds United host PL leading goal-scorer Erling Haaland and second-place Manchester City on USA Network and Universo. Joe Speight, Dixon and Le Saux will call the action live from Elland Road.
Next weekend’s matches are headlined by Brighton & Hove Albion hosting first-place Arsenal on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo. Then at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, returns with a new episode.
“Festive Fixtures” concludes the following week with matches from Monday, Jan.2 – Thursday, Jan. 5. Highlighting the midweek slate is Arsenal hosting third-place Newcastle on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 2:45 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo and PL leading goal-scorer Erling Haaland and second-place Manchester City visiting Christian Pulisic and Chelsea on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock.
This season, Peacock will once again 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 discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every matchweek on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On the most recent episode, Earle and Mustoe break down the World Cup and look ahead to the Premeier League’s return. “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 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:
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, MLB Sunday Leadoff, Sunday Night Football, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, golf, Olympic sports, and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.
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 USA Network will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via authentication, giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
Following is NBC Sports’ “Festive Fixtures” schedule for Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Mon., Dec. 26||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||USA Network|
|Mon., Dec. 26||7:30 a.m.||Brentford v. Tottenham||USA Network, Universo|
|Mon., Dec. 26||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Mon., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Newcastle||USA Network, Universo|
|Mon., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Everton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||Peacock|
|Mon., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Fulham||Peacock|
|Mon., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock|
|Mon., Dec. 26||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Mon., Dec. 26||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Mon., Dec. 26||12:30 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Liverpool||USA Network, Universo|
|Mon., Dec. 26||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Mon., Dec. 26||3 p.m.||Arsenal v. West Ham||Peacock|
|Mon., Dec. 26||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Tues., Dec. 27||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Tues., Dec. 27||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Bournemouth||USA Network, Universo|
|Tues., Dec. 27||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Tues., Dec. 27||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Nottingham Forest||USA Network, Universo|
|Tues., Dec. 27||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Wed., Dec. 28||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Wed., Dec. 28||3 p.m.||Leeds United v. Manchester City||USA Network, Universo|
|Wed., Dec. 28||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Fri., Dec. 30||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Fri., Dec. 30||2:45 p.m.||West Ham v. Brentford||USA Network, Universo|
|Fri., Dec. 30||3 p.m.||Liverpool v. Leicester City||Peacock|
|Fri., Dec. 30||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sat., Dec. 31||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||USA Network|
|Sat., Dec. 31||7:30 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 31||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Leeds United||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Southampton||Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Everton||Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace||Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Dec. 31||12:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Arsenal||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 31||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||3:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 1||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||9 a.m.||Tottenham v. Aston Villa||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||11:30 a.m.||Nottingham Forest v. Chelsea||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||4 p.m.||Goal Zone (encore)||NBC|
|Mon., Jan. 2||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Mon., Jan. 2||12:30 p.m.||Brentford v. Liverpool||USA Network, Universo|
|Mon., Jan. 2||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Newcastle||USA Network, Universo|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Everton v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Leicester City v. Fulham||Peacock|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Tues., Jan. 3||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Bournemouth||Peacock|
|Tues., Jan. 3||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Wed., Jan. 4||2:30 p.m.||Southampton v. Nottingham Forest||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||2:45 p.m.||Leeds United v. West Ham||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Tottenham||USA Network|
|Wed., Jan. 4||3 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||2:30 p.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Thurs., Jan. 5||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Thurs., Jan. 5||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester City||Peacock|
|Thurs., Jan. 5||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|