NBC Sports has announced more coverage details for their opening weekend of the 2018/19 Premier League season, which will include their talent being on-site in England to bring you closer to the action.
From Thursday, August 9 to Sunday, August 12, the entire NBC Sports crew will be together on-location in England. The coverage will move across three days from four different grounds throughout Britain, featuring on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations just a few feet from the playing field.
Coverage begins on Thursday, August 9, with a special three-hour Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day show live from Old Trafford at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The program will surround the end of the summer transfer window, which closes at Noon ET that Thursday, as the team analyzes all 20 clubs’ transfer activity. In addition, the program will preview the 2018-19 season with the entire team, as Rebecca Lowe hosts the program, joined by Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Robbie Earle, Graeme Le Saux, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe.
Arlo White will call the matches, and make pre-match and post-match appearances from NBC’s pitch-side locations. Earle, Martino and Mustoe will each call a match with White. They will join NBC’s UK-based team of Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux for 21 hours of live on-site Premier League coverage across four days.
“After an incredible summer of World Cup football which saw some players cement their star status and others elevate themselves into that sphere, we now have the treat of seeing many of these faces on our screens every week with the return of the world’s most entertaining league,” said Lowe. “And what better way to begin our sixth season of Premier League coverage on NBC than by flying to the U.K. and bringing you all our coverage from right there on the ground. We will start it all at the Theatre of Dreams for Manchester United v Leicester City. We are set for another nine months to remember.”
Here’s the schedule for the opening weekend of the Premier League season (all kickoff times listed are in the Eastern United States timezone):
Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11
Bournemouth vs. Cardiff, 10am, NBC Sports Gold
Fulham vs. Crystal Palace, 10am, NBC Sports Gold
Watford vs. Brighton, 10am, NBC Sports Gold
Sunday, August 12
Southampton vs. Burnley, 8:30am, NBC Sports Gold