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NBC to Televise Swansea-Man United On Free-to-Air NBC

The opening game of the 2013-14 Premier League season on US television will feature Liverpool against Stoke City live on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, August 17.

Later that day, the match between Swansea City and Manchester United will be televised live on free-to-air NBC with the kick-off scheduled for 12:30pm ET. The match between the Swans and Red Devils will feature many firsts. It’ll be the first Premier League match of 20 that will televised on the free-to-air NBC network, bringing the league into millions of American homes. Plus, the match will be David Moyes’s first Premier League match as Manchester United manager.

If you live in the United States, find out everything you need to know about NBC’s coverage plans for the Premier League. And if you’re a Time Warner customer, you need to take action today if you want access to all of the Premier League matches for the 2013-14 season.

Be sure to bookmark World Soccer Talk’s Premier League TV schedule to stay updated on where to watch all of the EPL matches on US TV and Internet. We’ll update that page throughout the summer and the season as soon as we get updates.

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  1. hartley

    July 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Well, since I don’t cable and won’t have for a while, I am hoping that NBC lives up to their proposed 20 matches over the season on free TV. This first match is the only marked on your schedule, but if NBC does show 20 free matches, that should be about one per month during the season. I hope each free match has very high viewership to show NBC that there should be more free matches shown in the U.S. For many of us, NBC could run NFL off the map pretty quickly with plenty of free EPL matches.

  2. Javier E

    July 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Any idea on what game NBC Sports will be showing on the 10am slot on the August 17th?

    • Christopher Harris

      July 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Not yet.

  3. Carter

    July 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    So confused on the scheduling of these games on TV. Can anyone tell me how its going to work, how many games/ week will be televised? I thought I read a few months back that they will be airing games on their other networks like MSNBC etc. Is this still the case? I hope we don’t miss out on games with the switch.

  4. rej4sl

    July 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    The 10 channels not the Premier League Extra time … meaning , NBC, NBC Sports, and the other cable channels which could carry games owned by NBC or Comcast.

  5. rej4sl

    July 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    We are comcast – and when I called he said he would be very surprised if we did not get NBC Premier League Extra Time. He did not have the info yet but here is hoping.
    We do get the NBC Sports Live Extra though and all 10 channels in HD which will carry the games throughout the season.

  6. sicariis

    July 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Also if you’re a Cox or Charter you need to take action as currently we are sitting in the dark with no access to NBC Sports Live Extra.

  7. Kagawa26

    July 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I didnt want Moyes before and i feel the same way now. He took too long with Thiago andnow hes going to Bayern. Hes a tool. Why we go after a guy whos team played long ball football and has never won a trophy. Plenty of great managers in Europe that would help atrract continental players.

    • Frill Artist

      July 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Don’t be so quick to lash at him. Give him his due time.

  8. Leafsfan1967

    July 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    This is great an exciting schedule news. I just wish that DirecTV would get their act together and do a deal with NBC.

    I’m worried that their nasty contract negotiations with Comcast over Versus a few years ago is poisoning the discussions with Comcast/NBC now.

  9. Mike

    July 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Is At&t Uverse expected to carry Premier League Extra Time/NBC Sports Live Extra?

    • Christopher Harris

      July 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      AT&T U-verse carries NBC Sports Live Extra. No word yet on Premier League Extra Time.

  10. CTBlues

    July 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Why would Belize have be bribed to loose to the US?

    • Christopher Harris

      July 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      Because the team doesn’t have enough money for transportation to get to all of the games they’re playing in the US. They’ve been asking soccer fans to donate money to help fund their trip. They’re ripe for bribes.

  11. IanCransonsKnees

    July 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I’m tempted by the trip to Anfield for this one. Will probably wait and see who we sign first. No Suarez though, is Sturridge ruled out for the start of the season too?

  12. Guy

    July 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Stoke on first! Perfect. 🙂

    I’m sure it’s because of the Liverpool-U.S. connection, but I’ll take it any way I can get it.

    37, 36, 35……

  13. Jonathan

    July 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Do you know when the full list of what days the matches will be played on gets released?

  14. Pete Q

    July 11, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Great news, Gaffer.

  15. Dominjon

    July 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Well as a Liverpool fan it appears the first two matches are televised and as match 3 is Liv vs Utd that is bound to be on, I would guess on NBC as it is always one of the most watched sporting events around he world every time it happens. So easy to hype.
    Gives me a little more time hoping for Charter to cut a deal to have the extra live app.

    • Frill Artist

      July 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Liverpool vs Utd is not the most watched sporting event in the world. Stop fooling yourself.

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