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Premier League TV rights battle in US has begun

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The battle for Premier League TV rights in the United States for seasons 2016-2019 has begun. According to a World Soccer Talk source, the Premier League sent out invitation to tender letters during the first week of July. The interested … Continue reading

NBC reveals Premier League TV schedule for August-September

Posted on by Christopher Harris

NBC has officially revealed the TV schedule for the opening two months of the 2015/16 Premier League season. During the first two months of the season, there are several massive matches scheduled including Manchester City vs Chelsea (on Sunday, August … Continue reading

Telemundo draws record-breaking audience for Women’s World Cup final

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

Over 1.2 million viewers tuned in to Telemundo for the final game of the 2015 Women’s World Cup to watch the highly anticipated rematch between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Japan. Called by the legendary Andrés Cantor and Sammy Sadovnik, … Continue reading

Premier League US TV schedule revealed for opening weeks of 2015/16 season

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Christmas has arrived early for fans of Premier League clubs as we now have our first indications of what the TV schedule will look like in the United States for the opening weeks of the 2015/16 season. With the Premier … Continue reading

Premier League viewing figures on NBC Sports increase 9% compared to last season

Posted on by Christopher Harris

NBC Sports broke the record for the greatest average viewership of Premier League matches on US television when it averaged 479,000 viewers per game for the 2014/15 season. That was 9% greater than the 2013/14 average of 438,000. And the 2013/14 average … Continue reading

Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux to join Arlo White in announcing Hull-Man United match

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Sunday’s finale to the 2014/15 Premier League season will feature three people in the booth for the first time this season when commentator Arlo White will be joined by co-commentators Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux to announce the Hull City … Continue reading

NBCSN to feature ‘Relegation Breakaway’ whip-around coverage this Saturday

Posted on by Christopher Harris
relegation breakaway

Following up on its successful Premier League Breakaway that was televised on New Year’s Day, NBCSN has decided to bring back the NFL RedZone-like experience this Saturday for the three relegation matches involving Sunderland-Leicester, Spurs-Hull and QPR-Newcastle. NBCSN will begin … Continue reading

How much would you be willing to pay for NBC Sports Live Extra each month?

Posted on by Alex Muller
nbc sports live extra

With the recent launch of HBO as an online service that cord cutters can subscribe to without requiring a TV subscription, as well as NBC Sports making its games available on Roku and Apple TV devices (with an authenticated login), it … Continue reading

NBC Sports Live Extra is now available on Roku and Apple TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

NBC Sports Live Extra is now available on Roku and Apple TV in the United States so that soccer fans can watch the Premier League live on the set-top box devices. A subscription to a cable or satellite TV provider … Continue reading

1.4 million+ watched Chelsea-Man United and Arsenal-Reading on NBC and FOX last Saturday

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The viewing numbers are in for the broadcasts by NBC and FOX over-the-air networks for last Saturday’s simultaneous live coverage of Chelsea’s Premier League game against Manchester United and Arsenal versus Reading in the FA Cup semi-final. NBC’s live broadcast … Continue reading

How the Premier League could split US TV Packages for 2016-19

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sports Business Daily reported on Tuesday that the Premier League is considering splitting packages for the next round US TV rights, which will run from 2016 to 2019. This would follow the precedent set by the league in other major … Continue reading

Who do you think will win the Premier League US TV rights for 2016-19?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
NBC Premier League

In May or June of this year, the bidding for the 2016-19 Premier League TV rights is expected to begin with FOX Sports, ESPN and NBC Sports ready to begin a bidding war to determine who will acquire the rights to the … Continue reading

FOX Sports and ESPN won’t submit a joint bid for Premier League US TV rights, says report

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Sports and ESPN will not submit a joint bid for the Premier League US TV rights this summer for the 2016-19 cycle, according to a report today in SportsBusiness Daily. The TV networks expected to bid for the prestigious Premier … Continue reading

Commentators for Premier League matches on NBC Sports, Gameweek 33

Posted on by Alex Muller

Here’s the line-up of commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches: Saturday, April 18: Everton vs Burnley, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Barry Horne Crystal Palace vs West Brom, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse … Continue reading

Manchester derby ranks as most-watched Premier League game in US cable TV history

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Sunday’s Manchester United against Manchester City derby televised on NBCSN averaged 1.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched Premier League match in US cable TV history. The broadcast, which peaked at 1.3 million viewers, was aired from 11am-1pm ET live … Continue reading

FOX and NBC to broadcast English soccer games on Saturday on free-to-air networks

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If ever you wanted an indication at how English soccer is becoming more popular in the United States, this Saturday will be a perfect example as both free-to-air networks FOX and NBC will broadcast live matches at the same time. … Continue reading

Schedule for NBC’s Premier League studio coverage from England this weekend

Posted on by Christopher Harris

For the first time ever, NBC’s critically-acclaimed team of talent and production staff responsible for its coverage of the Premier League will be assembled in the United Kingdom for what promises to be an excellent weekend of soccer. NBC’s US- … Continue reading

Could Amazon be a surprise contender for Premier League bidding rights in US?

Posted on by Robert Hay
epl rights

As many have written, the bidding for the Premier League rights in the United States will be intense.  With NBC growing the property to incredible heights and the popularity of the sport skyrocketing, the next rounding of bidding could lead … Continue reading