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NBC Sports Releases First Video to Promote Its Premier League Coverage [VIDEO]

nbc epl commitment 600x340 NBC Sports Releases First Video to Promote Its Premier League Coverage [VIDEO]

NBC Sports has released their first video to promote its coverage of the Premier League.

The 30-second spot gets the message across that NBC Sports will be broadcasting every game live — either on their TV networks or via the free app NBC Sports Live Extra.

To me, the best part of the video is the selection of the song, which was originally recorded by Fat Les for England’s 1998 World Cup campaign. Here’s a video of the original song.

What do you think about NBC’s promo spot? And who’s excited about NBC broadcasting the Premier League beginning next season?!

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24 Responses to NBC Sports Releases First Video to Promote Its Premier League Coverage [VIDEO]

  1. Transic says:

    Thanks. That should up the number of views on that video. ;)

    • The Gaffer says:

      Thanks for letting me know about it on Twitter. I appreciate it!

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • The Gaffer says:

        Transic, from 3,000 video views to 89,000 video views as of today. That’s better, eh?!

        Cheers,
        The Gaffer

  2. Pete says:

    Every Suarez dive…
    Every Di Canio slap…
    Every Chelsea hiring/firing…

  3. Marc says:

    I can’t wait

  4. Mufc77 says:

    Every racial slur
    Every bite
    Every dive
    Every it wasn’t our fault
    Every next year is our year.

    I was expecting a better effort from NBC. That video doesn’t exactly show the drama of the EPL.

  5. Stephen says:

    In my office. Let out an audible: “Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeah!”

  6. Guy says:

    Not bad. I agree with Jason. You can’t go ballistic right away. No need for over-hype. We’ve had enough of that lately, thank you.

  7. FYI: This particular promo spot aired on NBC during the Kentucky Derby pre-race show last Saturday.

    NBC is the “anti-FOX”: no clowning around with EPL.

  8. Wongo1 says:

    WTF is that Fergie crack!!! Damn Scouser made that promo no doubt.

  9. Transic says:

    Well, Fergie is retiring. So we won’t have to see him managing for much longer.

    http://www.denverpost.com/rapids/ci_23058796/nbc-bringing-epl-action-america

  10. Chris Murray says:

    Well, I am excited to watch English football on my regular cable for once. But, we should be thinking what is going to happen when the bid comes up again. Will the English Premier League come back off of regular cable and out of so many homes and to some sh*t channel called BEIN Sport ? that will be the question. If tha this case then football will be ripped from us again. NBC Universial has done a amazing thing by buying those rights. People small co-op cable companies can now watch EPL. unheard of before.

  11. Steve says:

    Very nice. Hopefully the weekly promos aren’t as embarrassing as Fox’s.

    Team 1 are out to dominate, but Team 2 are eager to spoil their quest for glory and make some history of their own. The Team 1s take on the Team 2s on FSC.

    Meanwhile, it’s Wigan playing QPR.

  12. Timm says:

    Gaffer,

    Have you heard any talk from the satellite companies of moving the NBC Sports Network to lower-priced tiers? Dish TV only offers the network on its highest-priced tear.

    Cheers.

    • The Gaffer says:

      I haven’t heard anything. Sorry.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • Timm says:

        And I guess there is still no word on NBC changing its model and offering a standalone streaming solution for EPL matches?

        FoxScoccer2Go may not have been the best attempt but it was an attempt. I think it’s ridiculous to offer streaming only to customers who already have a cable or satellite outlet.

        • The Gaffer says:

          NBC is not going to change their decision. They’re not going to offer a standalone product.

          Cheers,
          The Gaffer

  13. Macca says:

    Looking forward to seeing the re-emergence of the mighty Aston Villa over the next few months.

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