With the continued increase in TV ratings for Premier League matches on NBC Sports in its debut season, the network has announced three key changes for this weekend’s coverage:
1. Tim Howard will return to the booth as co-commentator for NBCSN, this time for the Manchester United versus Liverpool match that will be shown live on Sunday at 9:30am ET on NBCSN. Alongside Howard will be accomplished commentator Steve Bower.
2. Sunday’s doubleheader of Man United-Liverpool followed by Tottenham-Arsenal will feature Gary Lineker back in the NBCSN studio in the UK. He’ll offer his analysis alongside Graeme Le Saux live from White Hart Lane. For that match, Arlo White and Le Saux will commentate the North London derby. Meanwhile, Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle will provide their insight and analysis from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, CT.
Lineker and the NBC Sports team will provide its analysis beginning with the Premier League Live show that starts at 8:30am ET.
3. NBC has announced that Match of the Day will air live for the next nine consecutive Sundays beginning this weekend. The Sunday editions of MOTD will air at 2;30pm ET.
Editor’s note: Be sure to visit the Premier League TV schedule for the latest dates and times of games.