NBC was joined by Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore in New York City today to reveal ambitious plans to bring the Premier League into more US homes than ever before.
NBC executives unveiled their plans for EPL coverage, which include:
— 20 Premier League matches to be televised live on NBC’s free-to-air channel over the course of the 2013-14 season,
— Every single EPL match will be streamed for free via NBC Sports Live Extra, which is available online and on iPhone and Android devices with authenticated sign-on via participating TV providers (more on that later),
— Premier League matches will be shown live on television each gameweek with NBC Sports Network showing the Saturday 7:45am ET and 10am ET kickoffs as well as the Sunday early kickoff (typically 8:30am ET) and weekday matches. Telemundo will show 10am ET matches, while NBC free-to-air will feature the Saturday 12.30pm ET matches. Last but not least, NBC Sports Network will feature the Sunday 11am ET matches. All games will be shown live.
— As previously reported by EPL Talk, the team bringing you the games each week will include Rebecca Lowe, Arlo White, Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle. They’ll be joined by Gary Lineker, Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon. Lineker will host from the UK on occasion while White, Dixon and Le Saux will be on-site commentators.
NBC Sports is highlighting that its channel is in twice the number of homes than FOX Soccer. Plus all of the games will be streamed live if your TV provider has an agreement in place with NBC. Additionally some TV providers will have games available via alternate TV channels.
If your TV provider isn’t one of the ones listed below that has an agreement with NBC Sports Live Extra — Comcast xFinity TV, Verizon FIOS, Cablevision or Suddenlink — you’ll need to contact them to urge them to add it before the season starts in August.