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Watch ‘Behind the Scenes of NBC’s Premier League TV Coverage’ [VIDEO]

nbc studios stamford Watch Behind the Scenes of NBCs Premier League TV Coverage [VIDEO]

Last Saturday, NBC Sports Group allowed World Soccer Talk inside their International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut, to gain insight into what goes into broadcasting their 10 hours of Premier League coverage on a typical Saturday.

While we soccer fans at home have enjoyed the coverage thus far, we at World Soccer Talk wanted to get a better understanding of how everything worked. Kartik Krishnaiyer and videographer Joshua Tomlinson joined me on our trip to Stamford last weekend, and we put together the following short film to help give you a better idea of how NBC operates — everything from the studio, control room, tape room (where staff are continually picking out highlights) and the building itself, to interviewing NBC Sports Coordinating Producer Pierre Moossa as well as the talent — Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.

The short film below, as part of our Voices of Soccer series, is the first piece of content we’ll be sharing with you from our visit to Stamford. In the coming days, we’ll be sharing a more in-depth audio interview with Moossa, as well as photographs from inside NBC’s International Broadcast Center, and an article that shines more light on our visit to the building.

Hosted by Kartik Krishnaiyer, Voices Of Soccer is a new weekly program that features exclusive interviews with remarkable people from the world of soccer. In previous weeks, we’ve featured episodes with former Luton Town and England striker Ricky Hill, as well as World Soccer Radio host Nick Geber. In addition to Voices of Soccer, World Soccer Talk recently launched This Week In Soccer, a weekly discussion show and a mini-documentary about one of the most historic soccer clubs in US history. Plus, the EPL Talk Podcast from World Soccer Talk is released weekly, which offers insight and analysis on the world’s most popular sports league.

Voices of Soccer and This Week In Soccer are part of World Soccer Talk’s new video programming. Subscribe to the World Soccer Talk channel on YouTube so you don’t miss a single episode.

As full disclosure, World Soccer Talk paid all travel expenses incurred on the trip. This was an initiative that we undertook to help soccer fans visualize what goes into making a Premier League broadcast a reality.

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About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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17 Responses to Watch ‘Behind the Scenes of NBC’s Premier League TV Coverage’ [VIDEO]

  1. Trevor Aleo says:

    Top shelf, fellas! Loving the variety of the new format. Glad to know WST can grow and change while still maintaining the quality, personality, and integrity it is loved and lauded for. Looking forward to the rest of the season!

  2. Cantona says:

    Was Martino getting a massage in the break?

    Cantona—

  3. gillyrosh says:

    Nice work. Hope to see more of these!

  4. christian says:

    You guys are as much of a part of football for me as NBC Sports. It’s nice to see you’re reaching out and growing your site. As always, I look forward to seeing what you do next.

  5. Guy says:

    Great stuff, guys. I really enjoyed it. Way to grow the brand!

    On another note, I just caught the last half of FOX Soccer Daily. All I can say is that it was truly cringe worthy…..and I won’t be tuning in again.

  6. Leo says:

    Very nice !

  7. Smokey Bacon says:

    Nice work lads! You guys guys are living the dream. Have to say, Rebecca’s London accent comes off much stronger than when on air. Bet she supports Millwall!

    • Scott says:

      I think you need to listen to who was in the first game she went to again. Palace v Everton. If you can figure out which of those teams is from London you might know who she supports.

  8. Cory Kochakian says:

    Very amazing job hope to see more videos truly amazing

  9. Eplnfl says:

    Fantastic men! First rate. Over the top. Can’t say enough. Thank you for bringing this to us.

    Chris, you always manage to come up with something better week after week! Proud to know both you and Kartik.

  10. NashRambler says:

    Excellent coverage by NBC so far. I was really excited to see last weekend’s Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2 programs brodcast un-compressed and without the ticker.

    I am disappointed and really annoyed though, that the Premier League Review Show and the Match Replay shows are broadcast with the image compressed which distorts and degrades the picture quality.

    I do not care if NBCSN wants to run the ticker on these highlights/replay shows just please stop compressing the picture.

  11. Hickorywind says:

    I really enjoyed this look behind the scenes. Thanks for putting this together.

  12. Jyde says:

    Am I sensing a World Soccer Talk TV channel in the near future :) Awesome production….really enjoyed it! Thanks Chris & Co. for all you do…we really appreciate it!

  13. Trina Henson says:

    Fantastic video!! Can’t wait to see more from this amazing young man! Best of luck and thanks for making all of this possible for the world to see!

  14. SushiSushi42 says:

    I’m not the biggest Kyle Martino fan but this interview actually makes me see him in a better light. I like the fact he immersed (**not ‘engulfed’, as he puts it**) himself in all things Premier League by watching every match once NBC won the rights. And you can see he DOES know what he’s talking about. Meanwhile, Gus Johnson at Fox studies chart, post-it pads and has conversations with other soccer announcers. And all he can do is shout the player’s name with the ball (“Evra!. . . Valencia!. . .Jones. . !. . Van Persie. . fires!”) and everyone can tell he knows NOTHING about the game. I have been extremely happy with NBC Sports’ coverage.

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