Category: NBC Sports

NBC Sports and Premier League heading to Austin for next fan festival

NBC Sports and the Premier League celebrate the 2019-20 season by heading southwest for the first time with the next Premier League Mornings Live fan festival in Austin, Texas on October 26-27, 2019. The two-day fan festival will take over Scholz Garten, the oldest beer garden in America, and features live action from nine games across five match windows, including two matches on NBC. Premier League clubs are joining the action at the event, which will feature special guests, club mascots, soccer-themed fan events, contests and more. Fans interested in attending can sign up here. NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings ... Read more

Interview with Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer for NBC Sports’ coverage of Premier League

Editor’s note: Here’s a transcript of a recent conversation we had with Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Premier League. The audio of the interview can be found on the World Soccer Talk Podcast. Christopher Harris: The first question I have, which is a pretty open-ended question, is what will be different and what will be better the season than in previous years? Pierre Moossa: I would start off with saying we spent a lot of time last season building up different avenues for Premier League fans to consume the Premier League. Big focus on ... Read more

NBC embarks on tighter relationship with Sky Sports to enhance Premier League coverage

NBC Sports will be hoping that seven is their lucky number as the broadcaster enters its seventh consecutive season of Premier League coverage this weekend in the United States. During those seven years, the American-based broadcaster has evolved its coverage every single season since the debut 2013/14 year. This upcoming season features several major changes to keep broadcasts fresh and to potentially increase viewing audience figures. A large part of the changes are a result of the Comcast acquisition of Sky TV, which has created a closer synergy between the two broadcasters who are now sister companies. This season, we ... Read more

Clive Tyldesley interview: Commentator discusses his work with NBC Sports and ITV

Clive Tyldesley is well known in England but his appearance on NBC’s coverage of the Premier League near the end of last season brought him a newfound audience. 

He called the crucial tie between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City that saw the Lancashire club clinch the Premier League title. 

Steve Clare, founder of www.prostsoccer.com, met with Tyldesley in London for World Soccer Talk and asked him how his career had evolved before the American opportunity appeared. “I have been happily in the employ of ITV since 1996 and my contract with them has always been an exclusive one,” ... Read more

NBC remove EPL replays from NBC Sports App to coerce fans into paying for NBC Sports Gold

If you’re used to watching Premier League matches on-demand via the NBC Sports App, that option will no longer be available beginning with the 2019/20 season according to a NBC Sports spokesperson. World Soccer Talk has learned that full match replays will only be available online to NBC Sports Gold subscribers, thus forcing NBCSN subscribers to pay an additional $64.99 per season for the right to access games on-demand digitally that were available last season at no extra cost. This is coupled with the change that full-match replays will only be available after 9PM ET on matchdays to NBC Sports ... Read more

NBC makes big changes to NBC Sports Gold Premier League packages

Beginning with the 2019/20 season, NBC Sports are making changes to its Premier League streaming service with the launch of a new tier as well as a combination of enhancements, new programming and a price increase to its flagship NBC Sports Gold product. Fans of Premier League clubs will need to pay attention to the changes as they’re a massive development to what soccer fans have been accustomed to with the NBC Sports Gold service. NBC Sports has launched a brand-new Premier League MatchDay Pass option, which is available for $39.99/season. The service will only allow subscribers to access the ... Read more

Record 2.2 million watch Premier League season finale across NBC Sports

If anyone ever doubted the popularity of the Premier League on US television, Sunday’s live broadcasts of all 10 games on the final day of the season proved them wrong. Sunday’s Premier League season finale registered a record Total Audience Delivery of 2.2 million viewers – marking the most-watched Championship Sunday in U.S. TV history, according to official national data provided by Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics. Sunday’s viewership milestone increased 19% from last year’s season finale (1.8 million) including: • 854K for Liverpool-Wolves on NBC • 443K for Brighton-Man City on NBCSN on Sunday from 10am-1pm ET • 143K for ... Read more

NBCSN’s Manchester United Treble documentary is a masterpiece: Review

It’s only fitting that one of the main storytellers in the Manchester United documentary that will premiere on Sunday on NBCSN about the treble-winning season is the man who called the game that night, commentator Clive Tyldesley. His words and voice are so intertwined with that memorable day in 1999 when the Red Devils — against all odds — came from 0-1 down to win the UEFA Champions League 2-1 in injury time, thereby making history as the only English club ever to have won the treble of the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup trophies in one season. The year ... Read more