Category: NBC Sports Live Extra

NBC Sports Gold marks a giant step backward for NBC’s coverage of EPL

In their announcement about the pending launch of NBC Sports Gold’s Premier League Pass, the paid digital subscription service that will offer 130 games per season to soccer fans in the US, NBC Sports have made a giant miscalculation. On paper, Premier League Pass seems like a harmless attempt to monetize the games that were shown previously on the Premier League Extra Time overflow TV channels. However, on closer inspection, the changes will have big ramifications for all fans of Premier League clubs in the United States. One of the most important reasons for the success of the Premier League ... Read more

US soccer fans streamed 383 million minutes of live Premier League games in 2016

In 2016, NBC Sports had its best year ever for the NBC Sports App, its streaming platform that broadcasts a range of sports events including the English Premier League. In the United States, NBC Sports streamed 383 million minutes of live Premier League matches to soccer fans around the country via the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com website. That was an increase of 65% for the 2016/17 season (to date) compared to the 2015/16 Premier League season. This year, the NBC Sports App widened its Connected TV distribution and became available satellite and telco subscribers with select Samsung devices, as ... Read more

Tips to watching Premier League on NBC Sports App [VIDEO]

Most of us have used NBC Sports App to watch Premier League matches whether it’s on our computers, smartphones and tablets, or Roku and AppleTV devices. But how many times have we stopped to take a closer look at the features and functionality of the app that’s used on NBCSports.com to get the most out of it? Find out how to enhance your viewing of Premier League games on the NBC Sports App by watching the video below: SEE MORE: NBC Sports Live Extra changes name to NBC Sports App

Liverpool-Man United game breaks record for most streamed game ever on NBC

Monday’s match between Liverpool and Manchester United broke the record for the most streamed Premier League game ever on NBC Sports. The broadcast, a 0-0 draw between the two rivals, ranks as NBC Sports Group’s most-streamed match ever. The match, played on Monday from 3-5pm ET, delivered 10.3 million minutes, up 23% from the previous record-holder (Chelsea v. Tottenham, May 2, 2016). That Chelsea-Spurs match had 145,000 unique viewers and 8.5 million live minutes. The third most-streamed Premier League match is Manchester United v. Leicester City (May 1, 2016), with more than 143,000 unique users and 7.1 million minutes. The ... Read more

Why I’m loving the Roku Streaming Stick for soccer coverage

This past summer, I finally bought a Roku. Now that I have one, I’m not sure why I waited so long to take the plunge. After all, it’s only $42. Plus, it’s become so ubiquitous in my family, that it’s now the go-to device for most members of my family over the Xbox, Chromecast, Tivo and, most importantly, the cable remote. Specific to soccer coverage, I’m finding myself using the Roku more than my Tivo and cable remote during the past few months for several different reasons. First, I don’t have to worry about which games are on Premier League ... Read more

NBC Sports debuts first episode of Premier League News on NBC Sports App

The first episode of Premier League News distributed by NBC Sports in the United States has debuted online. As World Soccer Talk reported yesterday, NBC Sports has launched 4 new shows from Premier League Productions that will be available exclusively in the United States via the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. In the first episode distributed in the United States (see below), you can see why Premier League News would be a perfect show to watch (available daily from NBC Sports). The show features reporters on site across grounds throughout England and Wales, as well as exclusive player interviews and ... Read more

NBC Sports App no longer supports Premier League games on Windows 10 and Xbox One

NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2016/17 Premier League season began with a downer on the opening day when Microsoft Windows 10 and Xbox One users discovered they were unable to use the NBC Sports App to watch the world’s most exciting soccer league. The NBC Sports App, previously named NBC Sports Live Extra, allows soccer fans in the United States to stream every single game of the Premier League season to computers, smartphones, gaming consoles, Roku and other over-the-top devices. The NBC Sports App was recently updated to work on Windows 10. However, the NBC Sports App for Windows 10 ... Read more

EPL soccer fans, don’t forget to switch NBC Sports App to the Sports Channel

Soccer fans in the United States looking forward to watching the Premier League on US television this August will need to remember an important step. If you’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics like I have, you may have selected the Olympics Channel on the NBC Sports App (previously known as NBC Sports Live Extra). In order to watch the Premier League on the NBC Sports App, don’t forget to switch to the Sports Channel so you can see the listings of all of the EPL games available. SEE MORE: NBC Sports Live Extra changes name to NBC Sports ... Read more