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Tuesday, August 8th, 2023
2023-24 PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND ACROSS PLATFORMS OF NBCUNIVERSAL
Defending Champions Manchester City Visit Newly Promoted Burnley in Season-Opener Friday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo
NBC Sports’ PL Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Tim Howard Travel to U.K. for Special On-Site Shows All Weekend
Jon Champion Makes NBC Sports Commentating Season Debut Alongside Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux Calling Burnley-Manchester City (Friday) and Chelsea-Liverpool (Sunday on Peacock)
Peter Drury, Dixon, and Le Saux to Call Newcastle-Aston Villa (Saturday on NBC and Peacock) and Manchester United-Wolverhampton Wanderers (Monday on USA Network)
New Chelsea Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino Joins Season Debut Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW this Sunday, Aug. 13 on Peacock
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 8, 2023 – The 2023-24 Premier League season kicks off this weekend across the platforms of NBCUniversal, with the opening match on Friday, Aug. 11 as defending PL champions Manchester City visit newly promoted Burnley (3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo).
NBC Sports’ opening weekend coverage includes special on-site Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone shows as Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Tim Howard travel to the U.K. The on-site studio shows will be live from Burnley’s Turf Moor on Friday, Newcastle’s St. James’ Park on Saturday, Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge on Sunday, and Manchester United’s Old Trafford on Monday.
Coverage of the 2023-24 Premier League season begins this Friday with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network, leading into Burnley-Manchester City (3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo) as newly promoted Burnley make their return to the Premier League and defending champions City kick off their campaign seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive English top-flight title. Jon Champion, making his season debut as an NBC Sports Premier League commentator, will call the action live from Turf Moor alongside analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux.
This Saturday, Aug. 12, coverage begins with Premier League Mornings from St. James’ Park at 7 a.m. ET on Peacock. At 7:30 a.m. ET, Arsenal – last season’s Premier League runners up – host Nottingham Forest on Peacock.
Four matches will be presented live on Peacock at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday: Bournemouth v. West Ham, Brighton & Hove Albion v. newly promoted Luton Town (who will make their Premier League debut), Everton v. Fulham, and newly promoted Sheffield United v. Crystal Palace. The Goal Rush whip-around show will stream live on Peacock at 10 a.m. ET, providing viewers the most compelling action in real time and on replay so they won’t miss a single goal or key play.
At 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Newcastle – who finished fourth in the Premier League and qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years – host Aston Villa on NBC, Peacock and Universo. Peter Drury will call the action live from St. James’ Park alongside Dixon and Le Saux.
Coverage on Sunday begins with Premier League Mornings from Stamford Bridge at 8 a.m. ET on Peacock, followed by Harry Kane and Tottenham visiting Brentford at 9 am. ET (Peacock). Then at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock, Mohamed Salah and Liverpool open their season visiting Chelsea as head coach Mauricio Pochettino makes his PL debut with the Blues. Champion, Dixon and Le Saux will call the match live. Peacock will also present the Chelsea-Liverpool match in Spanish.
Opening weekend coverage concludes Monday, Aug. 14, with Premier League Live on USA Network at 2 p.m. ET, leading into Manchester United hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers at 3 p.m. ET (USA Network and Universo). Drury, Dixon and Le Saux will call the action live.
Monday’s coverage concludes with Goal Zone live from Old Trafford at 5 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Throughout the 2023-24 season, Premier League coverage will be featured across NBC, Peacock and USA Network. Peacock continues its expansive coverage of the Premier League this season — including exclusive matches, all games airing live on the NBC broadcast network, studio shows, full match replays, and more. USA Network begins its second full season as the cable home of the PL. Telemundo, Universo and Peacock will provide extensive Spanish-language coverage.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW RETURNS TO NBC SPORTS FOR 10TH SEASON THIS SUNDAY ON PEACOCK
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by popular soccer personalities Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, returns for their 10th season with NBC Sports this weekend, beginning this Sunday on Peacock with new Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino joining the show.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
“The 2 Robbies” podcast returns as Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe are back from summer break to discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every matchweek. “The 2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
STREAMING ON PEACOCK
Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, including live coverage of the Premier League, Sunday Night Football, Big Ten football (beginning in September), Olympic Games, MLB Sunday Leadoff, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, 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’ schedule for the first weekend of Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Aug. 11||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Fri., Aug. 11||3 p.m.||Burnley v. Manchester City||USA Network, Universo|
|Fri., Aug. 11||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Nottingham Forest||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. West Ham||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Luton Town||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Everton v. Fulham||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Crystal Palace||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||Noon||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||12:30 p.m.||Newcastle v. Aston Villa||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 12||2:30 p.m.||Goal Rush||NBC, Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||9 a.m.||Brentford v. Tottenham||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. Liverpool||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||Peacock|
|Mon., Aug. 14||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Mon., Aug. 14||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||USA Network, Universo|
|Mon., Aug. 14||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|