Category: NBC Sports

First impressions of NBC Sports Gold’s Premier League Pass service for soccer fans

As a fan of one of “the other 14” clubs in the Premier League (the ones outside of The Big 6), NBC Sports Gold’s Premier League Pass service is a must-have by necessity if you want to watch every game that your club plays during the 2017/18 season. In all, the estimate is that more than 35% of many team’s games will be viewable only through Premier League Pass this season. Your mileage may vary. After taking Premier League Pass for a test drive this past weekend, here are my first impressions. Purchase experience Signing up for NBC Sports Gold ... Read more

NBC Sports US-based talent to broadcast Premier League live from England again

The show just keeps on getting better. For the opening weekend of the 2017/18 Premier League season, the US-based talent of NBC Sports will broadcast live from England yet again with Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle bringing you the world’s most popular sports league. In total, NBC Sports will bring viewers in the US approximately 21 hours of on-site broadcasts. The Premier League coverage begins on Friday, August 11 when Arlo White and Kyle Martino commentate the Arsenal-Leicester match. That’s followed by Brighton versus Manchester City on Saturday, August 12 with Arlo White and Robbie Earle ... Read more

NBC Sports App authentication comes to fuboTV streaming service

Subscribers to fuboTV, the legal streaming service in the United States, can now use their fuboTV username and password to authenticate with the NBC Sports App to watch even more programming. The long awaited news will come as perfect timing especially for soccer fans who are looking forward to the start of the new Premier League season, which kicks off on August 11. By using the fuboTV username and password to watch content from the NBC Sports App, fuboTV subscribers will be able to see all of the Premier League matches televised across NBCSN. (fubo Premier subscribers can already get ... Read more

Chivas TV enhances streaming capabilities as result of partnership with NBC Sports

Chivas TV, the official streaming subscription service for fans of CD Guadalajara, has announced a strategic partnership with Playmaker Media (owned by NBC Sports Group and operated by NBC Sports Digital) to enhance the reliability and capabilities of the Mexican club team’s streaming platform. For soccer fans in the United States, nothing will change. Chivas matches will continue to be televised and streamed by Univision Deportes. According to a Univision spokeswoman, “Univision Deportes continues to have exclusive rights to all Chivas home games in Liga MX and Copa MX. Our fans can still tune-in to the networks of Univision to ... Read more

Premier League schedule on NBC Sports for opening weeks of the 2017/18 season

We have the TV and streaming schedule for most of the Premier League matches from the opening weekend of the 2017/18 season through the first several weeks. NBC Sports still has to confirm the schedule, but now that the Premier League has determined which kickoff times will be changed to accommodate the UK TV broadcasters, we know when and where most of the Premier League games will be shown on US television for the opening weekend through early October. For soccer fans in the United States, the opening game will kick off on a Friday for the very first time ... Read more

How often your club will be on Premier League Pass in 2017/18 season

With NBC Sports deciding to charge soccer fans to watch the games that aren’t shown on television in the United States for the 2017/18 season onwards, every fan needs to be asking whether it’ll be worth it to sign up for Premier League Pass or not. At the end of the day, it depends on who you support. Every club in the Premier League will be featured on Premier League Pass a minimum of three times in a season. But others may find that more than 50% of their games are on the paid streaming service. Based on the number ... Read more

Premier League Pass FAQ: NBC’s replacement for Premier League Extra Time

With NBC Sports’ launch of Premier League Pass, soccer fans will no longer be able to get “every game, every weekend, all season long” of the Premier League unless they’re willing to pay extra. The surprising change means that the Premier League will no longer be as accessible as what we’re accustomed to. But what does the Premier League Pass mean for you, and how will it change your viewing habits? We’ve compiled all of your questions from our comments section and compiled them into one page below, along with the answers. Q: What is Premier League Pass? A: Premier ... Read more

NBC Sports: Premier League Pass needs to feature all 380 games to be relevant

NBC Sports may have been unprepared for the backlash against Premier League Pass as soccer fans voiced their frustration at NBC’s paid subscription service that will create a walled garden around 34% of the games in the 2017/18 season. From September 2016 to March 2017, NBCSN alone has lost 730,000 TV subscribers. And the trend across the industry continues to show people cutting the cord and flocking to paid streaming services such as Sling TV, fubo, DIRECTV NOW and others. Most sports fans realize that there are seismic shifts happening within the television industry, so it was only a matter ... Read more