Category: NBC Sports

NBC remove EPL replays from NBC Sports App to coerce fans into paying for NBC Sports Gold

If you’re used to watching Premier League matches on-demand via the NBC Sports App, that option will no longer be available beginning with the 2019/20 season according to a NBC Sports spokesperson. World Soccer Talk has learned that full match replays will only be available online to NBC Sports Gold subscribers, thus forcing NBCSN subscribers to pay an additional $64.99 per season for the right to access games on-demand digitally that were available last season at no extra cost. This is coupled with the change that full-match replays will only be available after 9PM ET on matchdays to NBC Sports ... Read more

NBC makes big changes to NBC Sports Gold Premier League packages

Beginning with the 2019/20 season, NBC Sports are making changes to its Premier League streaming service with the launch of a new tier as well as a combination of enhancements, new programming and a price increase to its flagship NBC Sports Gold product. Fans of Premier League clubs will need to pay attention to the changes as they’re a massive development to what soccer fans have been accustomed to with the NBC Sports Gold service. NBC Sports has launched a brand-new Premier League MatchDay Pass option, which is available for $39.99/season. The service will only allow subscribers to access the ... Read more

Record 2.2 million watch Premier League season finale across NBC Sports

If anyone ever doubted the popularity of the Premier League on US television, Sunday’s live broadcasts of all 10 games on the final day of the season proved them wrong. Sunday’s Premier League season finale registered a record Total Audience Delivery of 2.2 million viewers – marking the most-watched Championship Sunday in U.S. TV history, according to official national data provided by Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics. Sunday’s viewership milestone increased 19% from last year’s season finale (1.8 million) including: • 854K for Liverpool-Wolves on NBC • 443K for Brighton-Man City on NBCSN on Sunday from 10am-1pm ET • 143K for ... Read more

NBCSN’s Manchester United Treble documentary is a masterpiece: Review

It’s only fitting that one of the main storytellers in the Manchester United documentary that will premiere on Sunday on NBCSN about the treble-winning season is the man who called the game that night, commentator Clive Tyldesley. His words and voice are so intertwined with that memorable day in 1999 when the Red Devils — against all odds — came from 0-1 down to win the UEFA Champions League 2-1 in injury time, thereby making history as the only English club ever to have won the treble of the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup trophies in one season. The year ... Read more

NBC Premier League Fan Fests create deeper connections with soccer fans in US

Photo credit: NBC Sports Group. For English-language soccer fans in the United States, no league has done a better job in connecting with supporters throughout the country than the Premier League courtesy of NBC Sports. So far this season, NBC Sports has already launched two Premier League fan festivals. And the third one, to be held in Boston this weekend, will be the broadcaster’s most ambitious one yet. Staged over two days instead of the one-day events that we’re accustomed to, the Boston Fan Fest will be next door to an iconic venue that will be familiar to Americans for ... Read more

NBC bringing Premier League Fan Fest to Boston on March 30-31

NBC Sports and the Premier League are partnering to present the first two-day “Premier League Mornings Live” supporter event on March 30-31 in Boston. The Saturday-Sunday fan festival will take place in the shadow of Fenway Park’s iconic “Green Monster,” at the famed Cask ‘n Flagon sports bar across the street from the stadium. In addition, historic Lansdowne Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and open to supporters, serving as a special outdoor viewing venue complete with Premier League-themed activities, events, merchandise giveaways and food. The fan festival will span five match windows (three on Saturday, two on Sunday) ... Read more

NBCSN adds Sky Sports News on weekdays for sports fans in United States

Beginning March 1, NBCSN will simulcast Sky Sports News on weekdays from 11am to Noon ET, providing sports fans in the United States with a daily update on the latest news from the Premier League, cricket, golf, rugby and other sports. For many soccer fans in the United States, this will be welcome news. In the days of FOX Soccer Channel, many soccer fans were hooked on watching Sky Sports News every day to stay up-to-date on the latest transfer stories as well as breaking news from the world of sport. “We look forward to sharing Sky Sports News’ best-in-class ... Read more

How things could have been so different if MLS had continued on NBC Sports

There’s no doubt that NBC Sports has transformed the fortunes and perception of the Premier League in the United States, but it is often forgotten NBC Sports actually acquired the rights to show Major League Soccer (MLS) for three seasons from 2012-2014 before they acquired the US’ Premier League rights. NBC’s coverage of MLS was outstanding enough to win plaudits from fans and media, but as the US-based top flight league approaching its nineteenth season, MLS executives were — according to a World Soccer Talk source — demanding a massive increase in the rights fees to broadcast the domestic league, which ... Read more