In order to make sure that you have access to 100% of the live Premier League matches that NBC Sports will show next season, it’s time to take action right now!
The days of soccer fans having to pay for online streaming products such as FOX Soccer 2Go are almost over. Beginning this August, soccer fans in the United States will be able to stream, for free with authenticated sign-on, all Premier League matches via NBC’s TV Anywhere product named NBC Sports Live Extra. Streaming devices include the web, iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones.
Just as impressive, NBC Sports announced the launch of Premier League Extra Time, which is a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost to TV providers for each of their customers who receives NBC Sports Network.
However, there’s a catch (not because of anything NBC Sports has done wrong). The challenge with both of the above mentioned services is that your TV provider needs to have an agreement with NBC Sports to provide them to you. Even if your TV provider carries NBC Sports Network, that doesn’t guarantee that they’ll (1) make NBC Sports Live Extra available to you, and (2) have the overflow channels available to bring you Premier League Extra Time. You have to make sure they’ll provide it to you. Otherwise, you could be left stranded when the 2013-14 Premier League season kicks off on August 17, 2013.
To make sure you’ll have NBC Sports Live Extra and Premier League Extra Time, you need to act now. Speak up, contact your TV provider directly and let them know that you want NBC Sports Live Extra and Premier League Extra Time.
To find out how to contact your TV provider, scroll down to the contact information below. Your TV provider won’t know there’s a demand out there unless you take a few minutes to speak up and tell them “I want my NBC Sports Live Extra and Premier League Extra.”
As of press time, four TV providers have teamed up with NBC to offer NBC Sports Live Extra. Those are Comcast xFinity TV, Cablevision, Verizon FIOS and Suddenlink.
“I’m thinking that at least 50-60 million of our 85 million [NBC Sports Network subscribers] will have it [by the summer],” said NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus. “I’m hopeful that they’ll all have it. We’re providing it out there [to the providers] at no additional cost. It’s just a matter of bandwidth for the games.”