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Thursday, August 10th, 2023
THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS BACK! 2023-24 SEASON KICKS OFF TOMORROW AS DEFENDING CHAMPIONS MANCHESTER CITY VISIT BURNLEY AT 3 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK & UNIVERSO
Tomorrow’s Coverage Begins at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network with Premier League Live from Turf Moor
Jon Champion Makes NBC Sports Season Debut Tomorrow Alongside Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux Calling Burnley-Manchester City
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
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 10, 2023 – The 2023-24 Premier League season kicks off tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 11, as Erling Haaland and the defending PL champions Manchester City visit newly promoted Burnley at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo.
Tomorrow’s season-opening coverage beings at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network with a special on-site Premier League Live as Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Tim Howard will be live from Burnley’s Turf Moor. Jon Champion, making his season debut as an NBC Sports Premier League commentator, will call the action live alongside analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux.
Following are the networks and announcers for opening weekend Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Aug. 11||3 p.m.||Burnley v. Manchester City||USA Network||Champion, Dixon, Le Saux|
|Fri., Aug. 11||3 p.m.||Burnley v. Manchester City||Universo||Copan Alvarez, Jaime Macias|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Nottingham Forest||Peacock||Champion, Townsend|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. West Ham||Peacock||Gary Taphouse, Tony Gale|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Brighton v. Luton Town||Peacock||Andy Bishop, Matt Upson|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Everton v. Fulham||Peacock||Tony Jones, Leon Osman|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Crystal Palace||Peacock||David Stowell, Lee Hendrie|
|Sat., Aug. 12||12:30 p.m.||Newcastle v. Aston Villa||NBC, Peacock||Peter Drury, Dixon, Le Saux|
|Sat., Aug. 12||12:30 p.m.||Newcastle v. Aston Villa||Universo||Jorge Calvo, Walter Roque|
|Sun., Aug. 13||9 a.m.||Brentford v. Tottenham||Peacock||Jim Proudfoot, Matt Holland|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. Liverpool||Peacock||Champion, Dixon, Le Saux|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. Liverpool||Peacock||Copan Alvarez, Walter Roque|
|Mon., Aug. 14||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Wolves||USA Network||Drury, Dixon, Le Saux|
|Mon., Aug. 14||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Wolves||Universo||Sammy Sadovnik, Jaime Macias|
NBC Sports’ opening weekend coverage also includes live on-site Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone shows from Newcastle’s St. James’ Park on Saturday, Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge on Sunday, and Manchester United’s Old Trafford on Monday.
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 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, FIFA Women’s and Men’s World CupTM (in Spanish), U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Teams soccer matches (in Spanish), 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.