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NBC Sports Will Offer Enhanced Matchday Coverage For Premier League Season

nbc epl NBC Sports Will Offer Enhanced Matchday Coverage For Premier League Season

After a debut Premier League season where NBC Sports exceeded everyone’s expectations, the sports network is preparing for its sophomore season in covering the world’s most popular sports league.

While there have been plenty of changes on the pitch, with transfers galore by each club, NBC Sports is planning on several enhancements to elevate the production of Premier League games for viewers in the United States.

In a teleconference call with NBC Sports Coordinating Producer Pierre Moossa, the executive revealed the following insight regarding enhancements to its coverage:

1. Tactical cameras. “There will be a tactical camera at numerous games, which will be at all 22 for the football folks where they can really break down tactics. That’s one of the neat things that are being employed as well as additional feeds coming from the UK that will help dress up the show a little bit better,” said Moossa.

2. Improved on-site footage. “The No. 1 focus from day one was trying to bridge that geographical divide between the fact that we’re over in the U.S. broadcasting a league that’s across the pond, so some of the things that we’re working on and continue to work on is being on site more and more, so more on site studios, more reporters, more access and communication with the commentators and co commentators over in the UK, a little bit more of that ‘newsy’ feel and that sense of place.

“The focus has always been building on what we started last year, and from day one we focus on how we can make each and every show better, and that’s the No. 1 goal.  There are small tweaks we can make here and there and there will be some slight coverage tweaks, but generally speaking we want to make every single show we can do possibly better and execute at an even higher level.”

On behalf of everyone at World Soccer Talk, we can’t wait to see what NBC’s coverage has in store for us during the upcoming season.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the games in the 2014/15 season with our Premier League TV guide.

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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 NBC Sports Will Offer Enhanced Matchday Coverage For Premier League Season

  1. cnl. onions says:

    less Neil Ashton please! love everything else

  2. Frill Artist says:

    Fire Arlo White or at best put him in less big games. His constant need to blab about irrelevant facts gets annoying.

    While an important play is going on, he’ll be like “…and Chelsea have never lost at Stamford Bridge since 1963 in front of a crowd of 55,000 when playing with 2 men down in the second half after conceding two goals in a row to a Sunderland side that just got promoted two seasons ago”

    • Guy says:

      Arlo is OK with me, but you’re right about him.

      That is a truly great example of the “qualified stat”, which is being WAY too overused in sports today, everywhere. Drives me nuts.

    • jtm371 says:

      FA
      Great post could not agree more. Arlo gets paid by the word. FIRE ARLO!

  3. Cantona says:

    Less Arlo and More Steve Bower
    No more Howard in the booth
    More pundits, the 3 are getting stale
    More Gary Lineker
    Post game whip around with reporters at the stadium
    Remove upper right score ticker

    Do the above and you have perfection

    Cantona—

  4. Rick says:

    More games on the main network NBC for exposure. NBC did a great job last season- keep it up! One improvement is a nightly 30 minute weekday highlight/news show.

  5. Rob says:

    Could someone do me a massive favour?
    I’m trying to figure out what cable/satellite company to go for; I hardly watch TV except for football but I do have a 3 year old which means that I have to watch taped games, so just watching online streams isn’t an option. Obviously trying to get the cheapest deal, any ideas would be very welcome.

  6. Kobashi says:

    I wish NBC would just bite the bullet and move the show to the UK. The show loses something being based in CT. I know the broadcast center they have is among the best in the world but the show would be better if it was based where the action is taking place which is in England.

    I’d like to see some different pundits cycle just to bring a different opinions.

    • mahluf says:

      Just curious, but how would that enhance the current show? It will still be in a studio environment. What difference does it make where it is?

  7. Smokey Bacon says:

    2 days. Can’t wait.

  8. john marzan says:

    why doesnt NBC hire jon champion?

  9. Abdirahman says:

    Jon champion is the second main man in pltv’s production behind drury so he can’t work america.

  10. Aaron says:

    So Time Warner still not supporting Live Extra, is that right?

    • Panda says:

      Yes and no. I’m not sure if it works online. I tried using it on their website and I was able to watch stuff…but it did not let me watch on the iPhone app.

      If you go to twctv.com and log in, you can watch TV as long as you’re an internet and cable subscriber and you’re at home. The Live Extra feeds can be found there.

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