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EPL commentator assignments on NBC, Gameweek 37


NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015-16 Premier League continues this weekend with matches across the networks of NBCUniversal.

Saturday’s live coverage on NBCSN kicks off at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, immediately followed by Norwich City v. Manchester United at 7:45 a.m. ET.

Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET, when NBCSN hosts coverage of Aston Villa v. Newcastle, and USA Network hosts coverage of Sunderland v. Chelsea. Coverage continues on USA with Premier League Live at Noon ET, immediately followed by Leicester City v. Everton at 12:30 p.m. ET. Coverage on USA wraps with Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Premier League coverage on Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Tottenham v. Southampton at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues at 11 a.m. ET with a match between Manchester City and Arsenal on NBCSN. Coverage ends with Goal Zone at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Steve Bower hosts Premier League Live joined by Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.

Here’s the schedule of commentator assignments for this weekend:

Saturday, May 7

Norwich vs. Man United, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & Danny Mills

Aston Villa vs. Newcastle, NBCSN, NBC Universo and NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Andy Hinchcliffe

Sunderland vs. Chelsea, USA and NBC Sports Live Extra; Ian Crocker & Neil McCann

Bournemouth vs. West Brom, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; Joe Speight & Garry Birtles

Crystal Palace vs. Stoke, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse & Danny Higginbotham

West Ham vs. Swansea, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; Tony Jones & Tony Gale

Leicester vs. Everton, 12:30pm, USA, NBC Universo and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux

SEE MORE: Where to find Premier League Extra Time on your cable or satellite TV system.

Sunday, May 8

Spurs vs. Southampton, 8:30am, NBCSN, Telemundo and NBC Sports Live Extra; Jon Champion & Andy Townsend

Man City vs. Arsenal, 11am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee Dixon

Liverpool vs. Watford, 11am, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; Tony Jones & David Prutton

SEE MORE: Comprehensive guide to soccer commentators.

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  1. Bob

    May 8, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Arlo Blabermouth

    • cm asia

      May 8, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Bob, I agree.

      It would be great if there was a service – closed captioning, for example – that could count the words of the lead commentator.

      I’ll bet anything Arlo talked twice as much today as Jon Champion, hands down THE VOICE of football.

      I said this weeks ago… I don’t remember Arlo’s brain leaking as much when NBC first got the EPL. I guess he figures we all tune in just to hear his rambling.

      On the plus side for NBC, Lee Dixon is a joy to listen to. Succinct, blunt, accurate, and funny all in one.

      • Nosferatu

        May 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm

        All very true, cm asia. And in some ways White’s verboseness seems very American (so, I suppose, it’s fitting that he’s the lead commentator for an American network). Not that I have that many points for reference, but some of the best English football commentators (Martin Tyler and Jon Champion, in my opinion) know when to let things be, let the visuals and crowd tell the story.

        It feels similar in golf. Having watched some of the BBC’s coverage of the Open Championship and some of the European Tour broadcasts, it also seems the top commentators (Peter Alliss, Renton Laidlaw) call the action in a similarly low-key fashion, whereas on American telecasts you rarely have a moment of silence. Ah, to just have a bit of peace, to hear some birds chirping or wind blowing. It’s golf, after all, not a radio broadcast of a hockey game!

  2. Ivan

    May 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Agreed…BEIN have the rights to a lot of leagues, la liga, serie a, league un, championship, swiss league, Russian league, NASL, world cup qualifiers, etc. And they only have 1 channel, I know BEIN en espanol is also out there, but I don’t have it available on my package. They do need a BEIN2, at least…they do show the 7:45 am championship game on saturday, but they rarely if ever show any 10am championship games due to conflict…

    • Christopher Harris

      May 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      One of my sources is telling me that beIN SPORTS will be adding college football (gridiron) to its programming soon, so there may be limited time for some soccer leagues than before.

      • Nosferatu

        May 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm

        As if there aren’t enough networks already showing American football!

  3. Ivan

    May 7, 2016 at 8:52 am

    High drama at Boro v. Brighton as expected…tied at 1, half an hour left for Brighton to find a winning goal, and the goalscorer for Brighton just got red carded for studs up tackle. championship continues to be a very exciting league.

    • Christopher Harris

      May 7, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Excellent game! It’s a shame that beIN SPORTS doesn’t show more Championship games.

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