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EPL Commentators on NBC: April 14, 2017

NBC Sports Group’s full on-location coverage from the United Kingdom this weekend is highlighted by six-and-a-half hours of live Premier League Sunday coverage from Old Trafford, as Manchester United, currently on a 21-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, face league-leaders Chelsea this Sunday, April 16, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face his former club for the third time in all competitions this season, looking for redemption after his squad’s 4-0 loss to Chelsea in October, and 1-0 loss in the FA Cup last month.

NBC Sports Group continues its annual tradition by presenting full coverage from the U.K. across three days from three different grounds, featuring on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations just a few feet from the playing field.

Rebecca Lowe returns to her native U.K. to host the Premier League Live pre- and post-match show on-site at each match, joined by a revolving combination of analysts, including the U.S.-based team of Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. Arlo White calls the matches, and makes pre-match and post-match appearances from NBC’s pitch-side locations. Earle, Martino and Mustoe each call a match with White. They will join NBC’s UK-based team of Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for nearly 20 hours of live on-site Premier League coverage across three days.

Premier League Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET from Old Trafford. Lowe is joined in the studio by Dixon and Mustoe, while Bower, Earle and Le Saux provide the pitch-side perspective, and White calls Manchester United v. Chelsea with Martino.

On Saturday, April 15, the team will be at White Hart Lane for eight-and-a-half hours of live coverage, when title chasers Tottenham host Bournemouth at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Spurs come off a 4-0 win over Watford, and look to close the seven-point gap with league leaders Chelsea. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN. Lowe, Earle, and Le Saux handle coverage from the on-site studio; White, Dixon, and Martino are pitch side; and White calls the match alongside Mustoe.

At 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, NBCSN hosts Crystal Palace v. Leicester City, while CNBC presents Watford v. Swansea City. All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET television window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN. Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, Bower calls Southampton v. third-place Manchester City on NBC alongside Phil Neville.

In addition to Manchester United v. Chelsea on Sunday, NBCSN presents coverage of West Bromwich Albion v. third-place Liverpool Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET. Liverpool come off a 2-1 win over Stoke City last Saturday.

On Monday, April 17, NBC Sports Group’s announce team travels to Riverside Stadium for Middlesbrough v. Arsenal at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Middlesbrough will be looking for crucial points in their fight to avoid relegation, while Arsenal’s Champions League qualification hopes suffered a blow after a 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace yesterday. Lowe is joined in the studio by Le Saux and Martino, Bower hosts the pitch-side desk coverage joined by Dixon and Mustoe, and White calls the match with Earle. Mustoe returns to Middlesbrough, for whom he made over 350 appearances over 12 years.

 

Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches:

 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Spurs vs. Bournemouth, 7:30am, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV – Steve Bower and Robbie Mustoe

Crystal Palace vs. Leicester, 10am, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV – Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

Watford vs. Swansea, 10am, CNBC, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue (with World News Extra) and fuboTV – Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale

Everton vs. Burnley, 10am, NBC Sports App – Gary Weaver and Danny Higginbotham

Stoke vs. Hull, 10am, NBC Sports App – Tony Jones and Don Goodman

Sunderland vs. West Ham, 10am, NBC Sports App – Daniel Mann and Neil McCann

Southampton vs. Manchester City, 12:30pm, NBC, Universo, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV – Peter Drury and David Prutton

 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN, Universo, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV – Jon Champion and David Prutton

Manchester United vs. Chelsea, 11am, NBCSN, Telemundo, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV – Arlo White and Kyle Martino

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Middlesbrough vs. Arsenal, 3pm, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV – Steve Bower and Robbie Earle

 

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Oliver Tse

    April 15, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Interesting to see NBC Sports pairing Arlo White with Kyle Martino to call Man Utd vs Chelsea.

    The reactions from the so-called “Eurosnobs” to that particular broadcast will be very interesting.

    Saturday will be the most interesting day, with 3 English-language U.S. TV outfits (NBC, FOX, and Lifetime) going head-to-head with live soccer produced on site.

    ==

    Saturday is one of the few days when all 3 inputs for my homemade DVR (a custom-built PC with 2 free-to-air ATSC tuners and a Hauppaugue HD PVR mp4 encoder to record analog component HD video off my DirecTV box) will be in use simultaneously to record 3 programs at once.

    What I am recording this weekend:

    Saturday:

    3:30am-9:30am Pacific – NBCSN (off DirecTV) – EPL doubleheader with remote studio at the Lane
    9am-3pm Pacific – FOX (free-to-air) – Bundesliga & MLS doubleheader (Humm…Abdo, Stone, Wyhalda, Joy, Friedel, Strong, and Lalas will all be working)
    9:30-am-noon Pacific – NBC (free-to-air) – Southampton vs Man City with remote studio at the Lane
    11:30am-2:30pm Pacific – Lifetime (off DirecTV) – First NWSL broadcast on Lifetime (Hildreth, Wagner and Markgraf working in front of the camera)

    Sunday

    4:30am-10:30am Pacific – NBCSN with remote studio at Old Trafford

    Monday

    11am-2:30pm Pacific – NBCSN with remote studio at the Riverside

    Don’t know when I will have time to study the video. The economy in the San Francisco Bay Area is ridiculously overheated (feels like 1999 all over again). I can work up to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, nonstop for 15 days at a time if I want to. Everyone and his brother and sister is freelancing on top of his/her full time gig these days. I do mean everyone, not just techies. There are freelance delivery drivers, freelance janitors, freelance cooks, freelance security guards, etc.

    • Uran1d10t

      April 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Da hell are you talking about? Also self proclaimed euro snob here, Martino is great. He’s not a clown like Lalas or Twellman

  2. cm asia

    April 15, 2017 at 2:02 am

    The commentators you list do not align with this NBC Press Release.

    http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2017/04/11/manchester-united-v-chelsea-this-sun-at-11-am-et-on-nbcsn-highlights-nbc-sports-groups-weekend-road-trip-to-u-k/

    White doing Spurs, Bower doing Soton, White doing Boro Monday.

    • Christopher Harris

      April 15, 2017 at 2:13 am

      The schedule posted on WST is direct from NBC Sports as of Friday. It’s possible that they may have made some changes since the time that the press release was issued on Tuesday.

      • cm asia

        April 15, 2017 at 3:06 am

        Christopher,
        I found the later press release:

        http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2017/04/14/nbc-sports-groups-press-pass-what-to-watch-april-14-16-2017/

        Hard to believe their beloved Arlo would only call one match when the entire NBC crew will be schlepping all over England for 3 days.

        But that would be OK for me.
        Someone needs to tell Arlo he does not get paid by the word!

        • cm asia

          April 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm

          Shame on me…
          Had no idea Arlo’s wife was recovering from surgery.
          Best wishes to her and their entire family.

          Not a fan of his commentary, but his concern for his family trumps all.

          • Jon

            April 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm

            Well done, cm. We’ve all posted things we later wish we hadn’t.

  3. burnsey

    April 14, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Why haul everyone over there again… what does this add except additional costs….NBC are giving the impression that they have studio celebrities….Mustoe and Martino commentating on games? Common….keep it as is.

    • cm asia

      April 15, 2017 at 1:50 am

      Burnsey,
      I always wondered why NBC ever put the studio in Connecticut to begin with.

      Wouldn’t it make more sense for them all to be in London all year?
      More interviews, more news, etc.

      I can’t think of one advantage to being in the US.
      Granted NBC already had studios and production people in Stamford.
      But, it could not be that much more expensive to produce from the East Atlantic.

      The weekly production would have been greatly enriched coming from the UK.

      That said, the yearly trek east is pretty cool.

    • Christopher Harris

      April 15, 2017 at 2:07 am

      Are you kidding me??!!

      • cm asia

        April 15, 2017 at 2:59 am

        Hi, Christopher.

        Was your “AYKM” comment aimed at me or Burnsey?

        Cheers,
        cmasia

        • Christopher Harris

          April 15, 2017 at 8:25 am

          It was directed at Burnsey, sorry.

    • Uran1d10t

      April 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Bizarre you are worried about NBC costs, you think your cable bill will go down if they don’t? Are you dumb?

  4. Saints Fan

    April 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks but aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhh. No!

    Drury on the Saints v Man City game. I wonder if he’ll mention Saints at all or just go on and on and on about how good that throw-in was by Ageuro and how Man City play in the same city as Man Utd that Ibrahimovic plays for and how great he is and blah blah blah.

    Ho hum. Saints 4 Man City 0. Been looking good lately. Time to prove it.

    • Jim

      April 15, 2017 at 3:38 am

      Hope you didn’t put any money on that scoreline, mate?

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