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NBC Sports to Debut ‘Premier League Download,’ A New Show For EPL Fans

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NBC Sports has been incredibly busy in recent weeks with their promotion campaign leading up to the launch of their Premier League matches beginning August 17. In addition to all of the advertising on subway cars, billboards and television, the network will be launching three new shows. Two of them were mentioned last week — the Premier League Club Selection Show and Premier League Countdown. But now we have news of a third show, as well as more details about the other two.

The show’s name is Premier League Download, which is described by NBC Sports as follows: “With the help of a number of high-profile celebrity supporters, comedians and journalists, Premier League Download will explore what it is that’s so intensely loved — and loathed — about England’s topflight league. Long-time supporters will enjoy the lively commentary, while new fans will learn the language of the only league that matters.”

No news is available as of press time in regarding when it’ll air, but it certainly sounds intriguing. Reportedly four episodes of the show will air.

Meanwhile, we can share more details about Premier League Club Selection Show, which debuts Thursday night on NBC Sports Network at 7:30pm ET. The show will feature Rebecca Lowe and Kyle Martino taking a look at all 20 clubs. The show will help people who don’t have a team to pick a side. It includes guest appearances by Men In Blazers, Michelle Beadle, Football Four Eyes and others.

Premier League Countdown, which debuts on Thursday night at 8pm ET on NBC Sports Network, will feature Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe taking a look at the top ten storylines for the upcoming season.

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18 Responses to NBC Sports to Debut ‘Premier League Download,’ A New Show For EPL Fans

  1. MrD5000 says:

    Starting to warm up nicely, and looks like NBC are pulling out all the stops to attract every last one of us!

    Spoke to Comcast today and they seem to be aware of what is happening and that all systems should be go for the big KO!

    • Bobby says:

      Did your connection tell you if they plan to show the alternate games in HD or not. beIN in San Francisco is not in HD in English or Spanish.i may be wrong and xfinity/comcast own NBC Universal,but since moving to San Francisco and losing my DIRECTV all I can say so far is comcast is horrible/sucks/terrible.

  2. Foxy_Woxy says:

    we can do without the “comedians”, thanks.

    • rory says:

      Not a big fan of shows w/ D-list celebs making comments…sounds a bit like one of those show you might see on VH-1 or Trutv

  3. Smokey Bacon says:

    If it’s comedy they want……

  4. Chris says:

    Michelle Beadle. yuck. She will be learning about football from the show itself. I can’t imagine she truly watches football hahaa.

  5. christian says:

    More Men in Blazers is always a great thing.

  6. CTBlues says:

    I wonder how MLS feels about NBC advertising another soccer league and using the slogan “the only league that matters.”?

  7. Darren Lenton says:

    Does anyone know where I can watch the two Premier League previews shows that were shown last weekend on NBC Sports. Premier League Club Selection Show and Premier League Countdown show. I can’t find them anywhere online and they don’t seem to be re-airing them again. Please help!!!

    • Christopher Harris says:

      The two shows aren’t scheduled to appear on NBC Sports either online or TV between now and the start of the season on Saturday.

  8. Beach Bum says:

    So who are Football Four Eyes? I can’t seem to find much about them other than this show.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Same here. I’ve never heard of them and haven’t been able to find anything about them other than a Twitter account. The only thing I can think of is that perhaps they were recommended by Michael Davies of Embassy Row Productions because, to me, NBC was tricked on this one.

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