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EPL Commentators on NBC: April 5, 2019

With less than two months to Championship Sunday, NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage heats up this week with nine crucial matches in the next six days. Starting at 2:45 p.m. ET today on NBCSN, Tottenham host Crystal Palace in the first senior match at the brand-new, state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Prior to kickoff, NBCSN will present the new stadium’s entire opening ceremony uninterrupted. Arlo White and Lee Dixon will call the historic match in north London.

Also at 2:45 p.m. ET today, NBC Sports Gold presents two exclusive matches: Chelsea v. Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City v. Cardiff City. Only two points behind league-leading Liverpool, 2nd-place Manchester City aim for three points as a step toward reclaiming the Premier League title. Meanwhile, just three points separate 6th-place Chelsea and 3rd-place Arsenal, raising the stakes as the final weeks of the Premier League season begin.

Premier League coverage returns on Friday, April 5 with Southampton v. 1st-place Liverpool at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Mohamed Salah and Liverpool remain unbeaten in their last 11 Premier Leagues matches, and look to carry their first-place spot through the final weeks of the season. Meanwhile, 16th-place Southampton are just five points clear of the relegation zone.

On Saturday, live coverage begins with Premier League Mornings at 9 a.m. ET, followed by Newcastle v. Crystal Palace at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Both clubs aim to claim a spot in the top half of the table within the next six weeks.

Also at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents Bournemouth v. Burnley, and Huddersfield v. Leicester City. After last week’s loss, Huddersfield became the first team relegated from the Premier League this season.

On Sunday, 3rd-place Arsenal visit Everton at 9:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Arsenal jumped into third-place after a 2-0 defeat of Newcastle, extending their Premier League unbeaten streak to six matches.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone, joined by former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe and former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.

 

Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for the weekend Premier League matches (all times Eastern):

 

Friday, April 5

Southampton vs. Liverpool, 3pm, NBCSN, Universo, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux

 

Saturday, April 6

Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace, 10am, NBCSN, Universo, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

Bournemouth vs. Burnley, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Alan Parry and Tony Gale

Huddersfield vs. Leicester, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Guy Havord and Iain Dowie

 

Sunday, April 7

Everton vs. Arsenal, 9:05am, NBCSN, Telemundo, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Jim Proudfoot and Jim Beglin

 

Monday, April 8

Chelsea vs. West Ham, 3pm, NBCSN, Universo, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Martin Tyler and Danny Higginbotham

 

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Azer

    April 9, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    There is a video on YouTube about the EPL coverage in Canada on TSN. It says the video was published in 2017. Janusz Michallik from ESPN is a studio analyst. The other people in the studio are Kristian Jack and Andi Petrillo.
    I didn’t know Mr. Michallik left ESPN for Canada. Is he just freelancing between the two networks? I understand people in Canada are having issues with SportsNet & TSN and I’ll take your word for it. NBC Sports EPL coverage is not perfect either, far from it.

    • Jon

      April 10, 2019 at 12:13 am

      Hi Azer, TSN’s usual studio panel is Luke Wileman (host), with Kristian Jack and Steven Caldwell. I enjoy their analysis and they have a nice rapport. TSN uses its own studio at times and NBC’s at other times (i.e. most Sundays). The main frustration with TSN is that, while they initially promised to put all their broadcasts on the TSNGO app for later viewing, they hardly bother now and it seems completely random as to which games they take time to upload. That can be frustrating.

    • Oliver Tse

      April 10, 2019 at 12:15 am

      FYI: former U.S. international Janusz Michallik has worked freelance for TSN since 2009.

      TSN is stuck in the dark ages with regards to its on-air for English Premier League and World Cup: all white men of European descent.

      In contrast, TSN’s French-language sister network RDS has been way ahead of its time. RDS’ #1 soccer play-by-play voice (UEFA Euro, UEFA Champions League, World Cup, English Premier League, FA Cup, MLS) since 1992 has been Claudine Douville. Douville has called play-by-play of practically every sport at RDS with one exception: NHL games involving Montreal Canadiens.

      • Jon

        April 10, 2019 at 2:13 am

        Andi Petrillo hosted the 2018 World Cup highlight show on TSN and is,the alternate host of their EPL coverage so your comment isn’t entirely correct.

  2. Jon

    April 8, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Chelsea starting in 4 minutes and Sportsnet World is still showing it as TBA on its schedule, meaning I couldn’t set up a recording. Their whole week is full of TBA’s, as usual, though they are probably scheduled to show 4 or 5 Prem and Bundesliga games over the course of the week. The cost is about $20 a month for this channel. For any Americans who think they’d be better off with Sportsnet than NBC, this is what you’d be getting if you lived in Canada– a channel that couldn’t possibly put any less effort into serving its subscribers.

    • Jim

      April 8, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      Not a fan of streamimg but I’m half looking forward to DAZN taking over next year since Sportsnet cares so little anymore.

      • CRTC Guru

        April 9, 2019 at 12:52 am

        Rogers Sportsnet World is a lame duck and will go out of business by no later than May 2020 when it loses Canadian rights to the German Bundesliga.

        Rogers and TSN/RDS (Bell Media) are losing English Premier League in May 2019. Starting August 2019, all English Premier League media rights in Canada will belong to DAZN Canada.

        However, because NBC (broadcast) Network will air games in the U.S., and because NBC is available both on pay TV in Canada and via digital over-the-air in border areas via long-range antennas (i.e. Toronto), DAZN has two choices with regards to those matches:

        1. Order all pay-TV operators in Canada to black out NBC during Premier League matches

        2. Sublicense Canadian rights to those Premier League matches that air on NBC to a Canadian network (i.e. Bell Media’s CTV or Rogers Media’s CityTV) so that the CRTC “substitution rule” would be in effect. In other words, the same TV commercials would be seen by a viewer on a Canadian pay TV system regardless of whether the viewer were watching the Canadian sublicensee’s network or the NBC affiliate being carried by the Canadian pay TV system

        • Jon

          April 9, 2019 at 1:05 pm

          Interesting. I’m not especially looking forward to DAZN (after experiencing their NFL coverage) or losing EPL games on TV but at least they’d care enough to run a schedule and make the games accessible.

  3. Nigel

    April 5, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Do you have assignment s for FA Cup?

    • Christopher Harris

      April 6, 2019 at 6:14 am

      No, sorry.

      • Azer

        April 6, 2019 at 2:53 pm

        I believe you’re a Swansea City supporter, please correct me if I’m wrong.
        Former Swansea City goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel was a co commentator on the Bundesliga world feed today alongside Phil Bonney at the Bayer Arena for Leverkusen vs Leipzig on FS2. An excellent match, full of action. I hope you saw it.
        Yesterday, Gerhard Tremmel was alongside Kevin Hatchard at the Opel Arena for Mainz vs Freiburg. An excellent commentator and analyst for both games, speaks very good English.

        • Christopher Harris

          April 6, 2019 at 6:05 pm

          Azer, I missed both of those games, but thanks for letting me know that Tremmel did the co-commentaries. He’s a smart guy, and was a good goalkeeper. But I haven’t had a chance to listen to his commentary work yet.

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