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Everything You Need to Know About NBC’s Coverage of the Premier League

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In the past several months, many of the readers to EPL Talk have posted many detailed questions about all of the ins- and -outs of NBC’s coverage plans for the Premier League, which will begin on August 17, 2013 when the new Premier League season begins.

I’ve answered all of your questions below (plus many more). If you still have questions remaining, please post them in the comments section below and I’ll do my best to answer them for you.

OVERVIEW

Q: How much did NBC Sports Group pay for the rights to show the Premier League on US television for 2013-16?

A: Approximately $250 million.

Q: Where does the TV deal rank among countries worldwide that broadcast the Premier League?

A: According to Richard Scudamore, it’s in the top five.

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COMMENTATORS

Q: Who will be commentating the games for NBC Sports?

A: When available, the lead commentator will be Arlo White with either Graeme Le Saux or Lee Dixon as co-commentators. Arlo White will commentate approximately three Premier League matches per weekend.

Q: Will the games will be called “off the tube” or “off the monitor,” or will the commentators be at the stadiums?

A: Whenever there’s a game featuring NBC commentators, the team will be commentating live from the stadium in England or Wales. As such, Arlo White is moving from the United States to the United Kingdom.

Q: What happens when Arlo White isn’t available to commentate?

A: When NBC’s commentators aren’t available or are doing another game at the same time, NBC Sports will provide the world feed with British announcers (from TWI/IMG).

Q: What experience does Arlo White have?

A: Arlo White is a career professional who has worked at the BBC before moving to the States where he commentated games for Seattle Sounders and Major League Soccer. During the summer of 2012, Arlo White was the lead commentator for the soccer matches at the Olympics, which were televised on NBC to the U.S. audience.

Q: Who will be the presenter in the studio?

A: Experienced professional Rebecca Lowe will be moving from her job with ESPN UK to join NBC Sports, where she’ll be the presenter of the Premier League to a US audience. Lowe has worked at the BBC, Setanta Sports and ESPN — both in the US and UK. She’ll be joined by studio analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.

Q: What role will Gary Lineker take with NBC Sports?

A: Gary Lineker will be a special contributor and on-site host. Due to his hectic schedule as presenter on BBC’s Match Of The Day, we’ll typically see Lineker make appearances now and again on NBC Sports on Sundays.

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PROGRAMMING

Q: How many games will be televised?

A: All 380 games will be presented live on television. Roughly six of the matches will be shown live on NBC Sports Network and NBC each weekend, while the remaining four will be made available to participating TV providers via Premier League Extra Time. All games will be streamed live for web, mobile and tablet users on the NBC Sports Live Extra service, as long as your TV provider has an agreement in place to provide the service to you.

Q: What will a typical weekend schedule look like?

A: On Saturdays, NBC Sports Network will show the 7:45am ET game, followed by a 10am ET game on the same network. The 12:30pm ET game on Saturday will be shown on NBC (20 games per season; the others will be shown on NBC Sports Network). On Sundays, the early kick-off at 8:30am ET will be shown on NBC Sports Network. The 11am ET game will be shown on NBC Sports Network and Telemundo. The Monday game at 3pm ET will be shown live on NBC Sports Network. Schedules are subject to change.

Q: What about on Spanish-language television in the United States?

A: Over the course of a season, 76 games will be shown live on Telemundo and Mun2 combined.

Q: Will Premier League games be televised on English-speaking networks in the United States other than NBC and NBC Sports Network?

A: Some of the games may be shown on USA or CNBC, for example, on the final day of the season where NBC Universal will use 10 of its different channels to show live matches.

Q: Can we expect to see EPL and MLS double-headers sometimes on NBC or NBC Sports Network when the schedule allows?

A: No. Most MLS games are scheduled later in the day.

Q: Can we expect no issues with games being blocked by local NBC affiliates (like FOX had with their games not being shown on some local FOX affiliate networks due to other programming commitments)? 

A: Unlike FOX Sports, NBC doesn’t expect to have any blackout problems.

Q: After live games are shown on US television by NBC, what are the plans for reruns of those and other EPL games? 

A: NBC Sports will re-air the best match of the week on Sunday nights. There may be other re-air possibilities but, as of press time, we’re waiting on clarification.

Q: What programming will be shown other than live matches?

A: Before and after every Premier League match, there’ll be a pre-match and post-match show featuring news and analysis. But outside of the games themselves, NBC Sports will be providing 600+ hours of original programming each season.

The shows they’ll be broadcasting are:

Match of the Day — Modeled on the BBC show of the same name, this two-hour highlights show will be shown every Saturday. The show will re-air on Sunday mornings.

Match of the Day 2 — Modeled on the BBC show of the same name, this 90-minute show will feature highlights from Sunday’s matches.

Premier League Countdown — A preview of the 2013-14 Premier League season.

Premier League Download — The show will feature celebrity supporters, comedians and journalists who will discuss what they love and loathe about the league.

Premier League 36 — NBC Sports Network’s 36 Series will follow footballers for the 36 hours leading up to a match in a unique behind-the-scenes documentary.

Premier League Goal Zone — A 30-minute program airing after matches on Sunday with highlights of all the goals scored on Saturday and Sunday.

Game Cut-Downs — On Monday nights, NBC Sports Network will present a two-hour show featuring shorter versions of the Man United and Manchester City games. On Tuesdays, a two-hour show will feature highlights from Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham matches.

Premier League Review — The popular show that features highlights of games will be shown by NBC Sports.

Premier League Preview — The popular preview show returns to NBC Sports.

Premier League World — The weekly magazine show produced by Premier League returns to television.

Q: What is Premier League Extra Time?

A: All games not aired on a designated NBCUniversal channel will be made available to distributors on Premier League Extra Time, a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost for each of their customers who receives NBC Sports Network.

Q: What do I need to do if my TV provider isn’t going to offer Premier League Extra Time and/or NBC Sports Live Extra?

A: Contact them via phone, social media or by e-mail and politely let them know that you want access to both Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra well before the new season starts on August 17, 2013. If they aren’t willing to give you what you want, or they’re non-responsive, it may be time to consider moving to a TV provider who will give you access to 100% of the live Premier League games.

As of August 10, the following TV providers will offer access to Premier League Extra Time, the overflow TV channels where viewers can watch the Premier League games not being shown on NBC Sports Network or the other NBC networks: AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision’s Optimum, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable.

As of the same date, the list of TV providers offering access to NBC Sports Live Extra are AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum, Charter, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS.

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NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA APP

Q: What is NBC Sports Live Extra?

A: NBC Sports Live Extra is a live streaming product from NBC Sports for desktop, mobile, tablets and, in most cases, on the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, telco and other video subscription services.

Q: What does NBC Sports Live Extra offer Premier League viewers?

A: Every Premier League match will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. The service is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers. The TV providers offering its customers this service are Comcast xFinity TV, DISH Network, Verizon FIOS, Suddenlink and Cablevision. If your TV provider isn’t one of those, you’ll need to contact them to say that you want NBC Sports Live Extra and Premier League Extra Time, so you don’t miss access to a single game.

NBC Sports Live Extra will also include video highlights.

Q: Is there an extra cost for NBC Sports Live Extra?

A: As long as you’re a subscriber to NBC Sports Network and your TV provider has an agreement in place with NBC Sports to offer NBC Sports Live Extra, there is no extra cost to get NBC Sports Live Extra.

Q: Will games be available on-demand via NBC Sports Live after they are shown live?

A: Absolutely.

Q: How long will it take for the on-demand games to become available?

A: A decision hasn’t been reached yet. More details to come.

Q: Will users be able to watch multiple EPL games at the same time on one device via NBC Sports Live Extra, in a mosaic format?

A: A decision hasn’t been reached yet. More details to come.

Q: What can users expect regarding a second screen experience?

A: EPL Talk understands that with NBC Sports Live Extra, you’ll have a wealth of information at your fingertips including access to a second screen experience complete with plenty of data and statistics. On the web, iPad, iPhone and Android, you’ll be able to access statistics for each match. Plus, you’ll be able to pull up ‘Player Cards’ for each player, to review more details about the footballer such as which country they’re from, what clubs they played at previously, etc. NBC Sports Live Extra will also include DVR functionality so if you’re joining the game late, you can rewind to miss any of the action. Plus, you’ll be able to access highlights from the game as the game is being played. All of the details are subject to change.

Additional resources:

How to demand your TV provider gives you access to 100% of live EPL games on NBC

NBC announces details of Premier League coverage plans for 2013-14

An editorial on how NBC Sports is taking the Premier League to the next level in the United States

Interview with Jon Miller, head of programming at NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network

Interview with Rebecca Lowe, the new presenter of Premier League on NBC

A preview of what NBC’s Premier League coverage will look like: What we can expect from Production

Press conference by NBC Sports to announce Premier League coverage plans for USA

Press releases from NBC’s announcement of coverage plans on April 16, 2013

Top 7 misconceptions about NBC’s Premier League coverage

Why NBC wants you to subscribe to cable to watch the Premier League

Andres Cantor named Telemundo’s lead commentator for Spanish-Language network’s EPL coverage

DISH Network agrees deal with NBC Sports to carry NBC Sports Live Extra

Kyle Martino Joins NBC’s Premier League Studio Team: Why He Deserves Another Chance

If You Want Your EPL, Time Warner Customers, It’s Time To Take Action

What EPL Fans Can Expect With ‘Premier League Extra Time’ From NBC Sports: Screenshot

AT&T U-verse adds NBC Sports Live Extra

NBC to televise Swansea-Man United on free-to-air NBC network on August 17

NBC’s coverage of the Premier League: By the numbers

Complete list of TV providers offering access to NBC Sports Live Extra (as of press time)

RCN adds access to NBC Sports Live Extra

DirecTV will offer access to NBC’s Premier League Extra Time product

NBC announces TV schedule for EPL matches between August-December including 10 games on free-to-air NBC

NBC Sports to debut Premier League Club Selection Show August 8

Time Warner adds Premier League Extra Time but no go on NBC Sports Live Extra

Charter and Cox Cable add NBC Sports Live Extra access for EPL games

NBC Sports announces complete TV listings for first 3 weeks of Premier League coverage

Where to find Premier League Extra Time on your cable or satellite system

How to watch Premier League matches via NBC Sports Live Extra

NBC Sports reveals on demand capabilities for NBC Sports Live Extra & Premier League Extra Time

Behind the scenes of NBC’s Premier League set

The Premier League on NBC Sports Live Extra: On Demand, Android and MOTD

Updated NBC Sports Live Extra app for Android devices now available

NBC Sports Live Extra app for iOS: Review

Premier League TV coverage on NBC Sports get off to a bright start

Comcast xFinity not ready in all markets offer Premier League Extra Time

NBC launches EPL game finder to help soccer fans find their games on TV

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101 Responses to Everything You Need to Know About NBC’s Coverage of the Premier League

  1. Fulhamish says:

    No mention of match replays on the Sports Live Extra, just live streams.

    • The Gaffer says:

      The article mentions…

      Q: Will games be available on-demand via NBC Sports Live after they are shown live?
      A: Absolutely.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • Fulhamish says:

        Oops missed that, thanks Gaffer.

      • French Baguette of Love says:

        sweet music to my ears!

      • David the Yank says:

        Gaffer said “Absolutely” back in April, but I can find no other place that’s mentioned anything but live matches. Have replays been available for other sports carried on NBC’s Live Extra (e.g. hockey)? I’ve seen no official statement from NBC that Live Extra will be anything but, well, “live”. Has anyone else? Gaffer, what was your source for your “Absolutely”? Thanks!
        (Very nervous that I will be away some Saturdays and will want to watch later in the day, and I’m still unclear about Extra Time channel locations and whether they will be HD or SD or on at all such that my DVR can even find them!)

        • JH says:

          I have found the same thing to the true…Aside from this article, I have not seen any mention of an “on demand/replay” archive being available. I’ve even submitted the question directly to Live Extra, and have received no response. It seems obvious that On Demand would be available…but you never know (unfortunately).

          • HS says:

            “Absolutely” obviously meant there will be absolutely no on-demand replays, even though towards the end of live games I’ve seen a little message that says “Your game replay will be ready shortly” (or something to that effect). It’s so very 20th century to have only the live option. And I don’t mean in a cool, retro way.

  2. Andrew says:

    Apologies if you have addressed this elsewhere, but is there any movement toward an online-only option? I don’t currently subscribe to cable, but would seriously consider an online-only package if one were available.

  3. Dust says:

    Excellent recap Gaffer…. Good to see the game will be available on demand.

  4. ROJ says:

    Glad I don’t have to listen to those Fox studio anal-ysts esp. that Whine-alda who only utters 3-5 sentences throughout the studio show, and the other incompetents such as Barton.

  5. Bob says:

    golf channel should become nbc sports network 2

  6. Cassandra Calogera says:

    All this and no one has mentioned that Gaffer and EPL talk is a work of genius!

    Gaffer, you’re my gaffer mate. Top class stuff.

  7. Charles Boyer says:

    Didn’t see DirecTV mentioned as a provide of Extra. Mental note to send DirecTV a note. If they can get us HBO Go and other feeds, they can get us that too.

    • Fog says:

      Currently, DirecTV in not a provider of either the Premier League Extra Time, extra TV channels, or the NBC Sports Live Extra streaming.

      Here is their response to my inquiry (posted elsewhere on EPL Talk):

      “Thank you for writing in. I can understand your excitement for this new package announced by NBC. I’m happy to address your concern.

      At this time, DIRECTV does not have any announcement about this new package. This looks like an exciting new addition to the available sports lineup for Soccer fans and I assure you we will work with NBC to provide the best service to our mutual customers. Please check back with us closer to the start of the new season for more information about this new content.”

      Make sure to follow up on you “Mental note.”

  8. DrFager says:

    No mention of Dish, do they get any of the extra channels?

  9. David the Yank says:

    This is the first time I have seen that games will be available ON DEMAND afterward. (I imagine many on the west coast will love this feature!) That means, for those of us with, say, Cablevision, the internet experience will be far better than what we had with Fox:
    (1) no extra charge for Foxsoccer.tv if you already pay for cable [yes, I know many would like an internet only option]
    (2) ALL matches will be available on demand, meaning the big matches like every week’s 5:30 sat and 4 pm sunday (London time) matches will be available on the internet, both live and on demand, whereas with Fox they were NOT available on the internet until midnight Eastern time.
    (3) DVR feature means if you wake up and a match is in progress, you can start from the beginning right from your tablet or phone device. Sweet.

  10. krawmn says:

    seems the only lingering question will be about the Sunday NHL game time on NBC when/if the 2nd match on Sunday from England runs beyond 1300

    • The Gaffer says:

      It should be fine. Very rarely will the 11am ET game finish after 1pm ET. There are a few times during the year where the daylight savings time don’t coincide where some games will kick-off at Noon ET, but NBC has so many channels to choose from that if they did have to move the NHL or EPL game, I’m sure few people would mind.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  11. ed says:

    Since arlo white is moving to the UK, who will commentate the MLS games?

  12. Transic says:

    NBC Sports already did a nice promo, which can be found on their NBC Sports Network YouTube page:

    Premier League on NBC Sports ‘Every’

    Gaffer, think you could link it to the main page?

  13. Vereman says:

    Sure hope NBC does a better job than they did with the last Olympics. Their US coverage of the London Olympics was pathetic, and I for one was hoping they would not get into EPL soccer. Before we know it they will find a way to screw things up.

  14. Casey says:

    What happens to the FA Cup and League Cup games..any word on Npower championship matches…Maybe just better for me to move to England to get a proper footbal and F1 experience.. ;-)

    • The Gaffer says:

      FA Cup matches will stay on FOX Sports 1. Championship and League Cup stay on beIN SPORT.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  15. Brad says:

    As both a cable non-subscriber, and a big Ian Darke fan, reading this article is rather depressing.

  16. Mike Fields says:

    Guys, does anyone know what will happen to Sky Sports News? Will we still get it in the U.S? Thank you so much for any feedback.

    • The Gaffer says:

      I don’t believe we’ll see it on US TV again. FOX Sports 1 will have their own sports news programming.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  17. derek says:

    what about champions league? who ill televise those games?

  18. usarsenalfan says:

    Gaffer -
    If I missed this I apologize but didn’t see it on this thread and after a brief search.

    Any plans to have a soccer only news show on NBC every evening a la Fox Soccer News?

    Many Thanks and Cheers,

    • The Gaffer says:

      No plans. ESPN will have their own daily soccer show. beIN SPORT has one, too. But no plans for a daily NBC soccer show at this point.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • usarsenalfan says:

        Thank you for taking the time to respond, Gaffer. Just to clarify if you don’t mind….are you referring to ESPN’s Press Pass or are you saying ESPN will be producing something new for the upcoming season?

  19. David says:

    I just spoke to DirecTV about the two spillover NBC channels – two clueless representatives who had no idea what I was talking about. I asked them to send a message to the higher-ups specifying the channels I was requesting. I explained that I moved from Dish to DirecTV specifically because, at the time, Dish didn’t offer FSC HD & FSC+. I’ll move back if DirecTV don’t offer the extra channels.

  20. ARUK79 says:

    I think NBC will do great job with the soccer. My only concern is my local NBC affiliate might block the soccer. I never had a problem with my local FOX station. I am also a fan of Formula 1 which NBC also has, and this morning my local NBC affiliate decided not to show the Monaco Grand prix, in favor of the local news and paid advertising.

  21. Robert says:

    Was hoping you could provide some insight as to how many Liverpool games will be on next season..?? I’d assume that all will be on considering there’s a ton of LFC supporters in the states. Any info will be much appreciated. Thanks.

  22. Adam says:

    hey gaffer,

    will NBC seek to avoid spoiling the results of other matches during their broadcasts? THE most annoying thing about ESPN (and sometimes FOX) was their propensity to constantly update all of the scores, both verbally via the announcers, and in ESPN’s case, the dreaded bottom-of-the-screen-ticker. (i HATE the ticker. beyond the fact that it constantly shows results i don’t want to see, it is ugly and distracting…the picture is so much more beautiful without it).

    many of us (and the number increases all the time) have DVRs, and would like to watch multiple matches that happened at the same time without knowing the results. they seem to have caught on to this fact in england, and spoilers during their broadcasts happen far less often than they once did. america still seems quite clueless in this regard.

    i’m not quite sure why the advantage of not showing other results does not dawn immediately on every broadcaster. from a business perspective, is it not more desirable to you and to your advertisers/sponsors that i watch 3 or 4 matches per weekend as opposed to only one?

    PLEASE don’t spoil results.

    and did i mention that i HATE the ticker?

    looking forward to the coverage, it sounds like it will be really quite wonderful. i hope direcTV enters the fold completely.

    • The Gaffer says:

      They won’t have a ticker, but they haven’t made a decision about whether to talk about scores from other games.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  23. gazr says:

    There is no mention of their advertising plans. If they do anything like Formula 1 on NBC, I’m gonna be p*ssed off. I don’t mind the little ad at the top like Fox Soccer did, but if they go to a full on break for any reason during the game (even the picture in picture like Fox NASCAR) I’m just gonna listen to TalkSport.

    • The Gaffer says:

      They’re not going to break into matches with advertising. They’re focusing everything on the game experience.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  24. Ryan says:

    Hey sorry if this has been answered already, I’ve just moved to the US from the UK and I want to subscribe to NBC sports for the epl. How much will it cost per month for a subscription? I currently don’t have any cable tv.

    • Cou says:

      Funny thing is…it’s free over here but you will have to get cable tv. And they show many more games than in England. You just have to have a cable provider with NBC.. Also all game slive online but again, only by signing in through your cable providers password.

  25. Amputechture says:

    Hello, Gaffer.

    Regarding the NBC live extra app, if I decide to watch the games later that day (rather than watching it live) via my PC, will the final score be hidden?

    Cheers.

  26. Justin webb says:

    Hello gaffer.

    I am worried about one thing. If they only show one 10:00 game on Saturday when there is usually 5 or 6 will all of the others be online or will they show the other 10:00 games on the other channels like telemundo, NBC , Mun 2? I need to watch my chelsea! Thanks for the help!

    • Christopher Harris says:

      All games will be shown online no matter what. For the 10am games, we’ll have to see what the TV schedule looks like before we know for sure, but you’ll have a couple of choices. If your TV provider offers Premier League Extra Time, you can watch games on those overflow channels. If your TV provider doesn’t offer Premier League Extra Time, some of the other 10am games could be shown on different channels like Mun2, etc.

  27. Nick says:

    Any update on if DirecTV will offer Premier League Extra Time?

    Any thoughts on when NBC will announce its broadcast schedule for opening day?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Nick, no word yet on DirecTV. As for the broadcast schedule, we should know more in the next week.

      • Nick says:

        Thanks, Gaffer. My primary concern is that a majority of the pubs in the WashDC area have DirecTV, so that may be a challenge for supporters groups that meet on matchdays. Cheers.

  28. Cou says:

    One comment. Anyone on here that subscribed to Focsoccer.tv or whatever it is..you are going to be very pleasantly surprised in the quality difference in the online streaming (which is free) between NBC and Fox. That crap fox website and it’s dark ages streaming is a joke compared to the quality of the NBC app. If you watched any of the ESPN morning games with Ian and McNanaman the quality is just like the espn3 app. Excellent.

  29. Declan says:

    will nbc provide an english style sports news ,eg..like sky sports or similar?

  30. mark taylor says:

    I must be missing something,i thought the league consisted of 20 teams not 6 like you have chosen for your cut down games.One of whom finished 7th.

  31. E G B says:

    Will N B C Sports be showing the “Sky Sports News ” ?

  32. Adrian Macias says:

    Any word on who the Spanish commentators will be?

  33. pranavanathan yoganathan says:

    does anyone know if they will be airing the 1 hour premier league review show?

  34. Maggie says:

    This looks very promising. As a brit living in the US, i’m looking forward to this coverage. Since moving over here, i haven’t been impressed with the coverage. Very excited.

  35. Tom says:

    Any more information yet on Live Extra as to when the On-Demand games will become available?

    I don’t see anything EPL related on the Live Extra web page.

  36. Jack Stack says:

    The extra time channels on directv will be 491-495.

  37. David the Yank says:

    Great to see DirecTV has indicated which channels will show Extra Time 10 am Eastern time matches (like West Ham v Cardiff next Saturday). Out of curiosity, will they be SD or HD?

    I am stunned that for cable systems, like Time Warner or Cablevision, I’ve seen absolutely nothing to figure out what channels will show these Extra 10 am matches. Has anyone found a source for either of those two networks? Trying to program my DVR to pick up the correct matches, and nothing is showing up (save for the NBC & NBCSN matches). Very very nervous now about watching the West Ham matches this year. I know they *should* be available, but when will the listings arrive?

    Thanks!

  38. Simon Burke says:

    Has anyone tried the NBC Sports app. I have and I is awful. If you have android take a look at its ratings in the Play Store. Its brutal. They go live with that in 6 days and this will quickly become the main topic on this site.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      The reviews for the Android app haven’t been good. The app works really well on iOS devices however.

      • Simon Burke says:

        NBC sports on apple

        I hope you are right Gaffer but a quick look at the NBC Sports App on my ipad shows its similarly reviewed and also has a terrible 2 out of 5 stars.

        THe only thing I havent tried it on is my windows laptop and granted that did a decent job in the Olympics when I last used it.

        I have been through a few of these (the IP TV box to get Setants that was once a pornbox, the initial pains of the FOx Soccer app etc..) and they are almost always weak to begin with.

        Have you any idea if there are plans from NBC for an Xbox or PlayStation app as the ESPN app is fantastic and the gold standard to follow.

  39. pam christian says:

    I now have dish tv installed but nobody at dish seems to know how to access the premier league extra and this is is the only reason i changed providers.I am a little angry now please can you give me some info it would be greatly. appreciated
    Sincerly pam

  40. Bryan says:

    Will the games that are being shown on Live Extra be archived anywhere ? If I’m not available to watch it live am I out of luck ?

  41. Bryan says:

    Disregard the above, I got Live Extra and PL Extra Time mixed up. Verizon doesn’t have Extra Time, so I’m out of luck for Everton v Norwich.

  42. Aruk79 says:

    I have Directv and I just noticed channels 491- 495 are listed as EPL channels. They already have some of the opening games listed on my guide.

  43. Adam says:

    Still nothing on Comcast/Xfinity in central PA. I’m getting worried. No channel designates, no news anywhere, nobody at Comcast knows anything.

  44. Eplnfl says:

    FYI tonight NBCSC running classic EPL matches all night.

  45. Mahlon Christensen says:

    I’m worried about PL Extra Time on comcast also…still no channel numbers, please post when you know anything.

    Thanks,
    Mahlon

  46. Macca says:

    “Game Cut-Downs — On Monday nights, NBC Sports Network will present a two-hour show featuring shorter versions of the Man United and Manchester City games. On Tuesdays, a two-hour show will feature highlights from Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham matches”

    This is where I am concerned about bias. Why are the clubs mentioned above given more air-time and opportunities to build their brands and shirt sponsorship value? This is simply unfair and makes a mockery of fair play.

    It’s particularly galling when one considers there are far more successful and historic clubs like Villa and Everton missing out on such treatment.

    On what basis does NBC and the Premier League allow this coverage to happen and is it set in stone? If Villa ride back up the table next year will they then get a similar level of exposure next season?

  47. StellaWasAlwaysDown says:

    Great coverage as usual Gaffer. Thanks!

  48. Footie says:

    So where are the REPLAYS?? Live Extra on PC doesn’t even have a Replay section (that I can find), the Android app crashes EVERY time I use it, the iPad app has a Replay link but NOTHING shows there. Wow, great job NBC! I long for the days of FoxSoccer2Go. They had every match (what a concept, available via replay too) every week sans one, which aired on ESPN.

  49. Glynn Williams says:

    DishNet as of today is not transmitting Premier League Extra Time . They claim NBC switched the channels Dish receive the games on and they are unable to to put them on their network.

  50. chib Akobundu says:

    i am a very upset football/soccer fan. I think that NBC’s acquiring the rights to show EPL games is a really bad thing. I was spoiled by foxsoccerchannel. I had one place to go to see all my games. I hate the fact that my sports has to compete with other sports on NBC.

    Bottom line is this NBC will not be able to re air premier league games once they have played. So if you can’t watch it live you are screwed. NBC has their live streaming service. But it’s live and you again if you can’t watch your favorite team live you are out of luck.

    Also think NBC will not be able to show as many EPL games on a given weekend due to their need to show content from the other major sports. This department is where Foxsoccer had the advantage.

    I would like someone to get back to me and correct me if i am wrong. I spent a weekend watching the EPL coverage on NBC and i really wasn’t impressed. I was happy paying more to see the games on Foxsoccer channel. At least you get more for your money

  51. Paul says:

    Did DISH Network ever add the extra channels to broadcast the Premier League Live Extra channels? Or do they still only have the online apps through Extra time package?

    Do they plan on adding the Premier Live Extra channels in the near future? Or for next season?

    I know initially they announced they couldn’t set it up in such short space of a time, but now it’s been 2 months into the season.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      DISH is only making NBC Sports Live Extra available, not Premier League Extra Time.

      No idea whether DISH Network are planning on adding it in the future. If they haven’t added it by now, it’s possible that they won’t add it for the rest of the season.

      Thanks for the questions.

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