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Bob Costas Mentions NBC Deal For EPL TV Rights During Halftime of NFL Game

Bob Costas, a legend of US sports television, announced Sunday night during halftime of the Denver against New Orleans NFL game that NBC Sports had acquired the rights to the English Premier League for seasons 2013-16.

Here is audio of the brief but important announcement from the NBC broadcast:

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Bob Costas taking time out of the NFL broadcast to mention the English Premier League is a sign of how soccer has grown in this country, and what the acquisition of the TV rights means to NBC.

Thanks to EPL Talk reader Fog for the audio clip.

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  1. King Eric

    October 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    wonder what that will do to fsc/fs plus? i’m guessing they will be getting a lot of cancelled subscriptions.

  2. Smokey Bacon

    October 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Lets hope they don’t draft him for the big games like Fox does with Curt Menefee.

  3. FCAsheville

    October 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    T-9 months til Costas starts babbling about his great love of the beautiful game and it’s storied past.

  4. Fogette

    October 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    “Thanks to EPL Talk reader Fog for the audio clip.”

    What a nice guy that Fog is!!! 🙂

    • jtm371

      October 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      i smell a rat good on you Fog.

  5. Frill Artist

    October 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    So is this EVERY premiership match or just some?

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