Category: NBC

Could Amazon be a surprise contender for Premier League bidding rights in US?

As many have written, the bidding for the Premier League rights in the United States will be intense.  With NBC growing the property to incredible heights and the popularity of the sport skyrocketing, the next rounding of bidding could lead to ESPN, NBC, and Fox “splashing” a lot of cash for the league rights.  However, fans should not discount a different kind of bidder – Amazon. This article is not written with any inside intelligence or knowledge of the ongoing negotiations.  What it is written with, however, is knowledge of how media consumption is changing and how companies like Amazon ... Read more

Bidding on US TV rights to Premier League expected to begin later this Spring

Although a date hasn’t been completely finalized, the bidding for the US TV rights to the Premier League for seasons 2016-2019 is expected to take place this May or June. TV and Internet rights for the Premier League are currently owned by NBC Sports. Given the critically acclaimed coverage by NBC, which has given the league a ratings boost in the United States during the past 2 years, NBC’s hard work could end up being its own worst enemy as the TV rights are expected to dramatically exceed the $240 million that NBC paid for Premier League rights for 2013-2016. If the TV ... Read more

Premier League sees 316% increase in Chelsea-Man City TV audience in 5 years

While it’s not scientific nor is it an apples to apples comparison, the average number of viewers who watched the Chelsea-Manchester City game last weekend on NBC was 316% greater than the number of people who watched the same two teams play in 2010. Last Saturday, 1.34 million people watched Chelsea-Manchester City on NBC, while 324,000 watched the two teams in 2010 when the game was shown live on ESPN2. By any measure, the 316% increase in audience size for that one game on US television (albeit on the over-the-air NBC compared to cable/satellite centric ESPN2) is staggering. Not only ... Read more

Listen to the 2 Robbies Football Show at 5pm ET Today With Ian Joy

Today’s episode of The 2 Robbies Football Show features one of our favorite soccer analysts from beIN SPORTS, the one and only Ian Joy. The former St Pauli footballer is a familiar voice on beIN SPORTS commentary as well as their Express show. Listen live to The 2 Robbies Football Show beginning at 5pm ET on www.NBCSportsRadio.com (or via the player below). Both Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe want to make the show as interactive as possible, so this is your chance to call in with your questions to 855-323-4622, or to tweet the guys ahead of the show @The2RobbiesFS. It’s ... Read more

Watch Coach Ted Lasso Bonus Footage [VIDEO]

This one flew under the radar and we only just came across it, but NBC Sports recently found some bonus footage of Coach Ted Lasso from the cutting room floor, which you can see below. Ted Lasso, who famously coached Tottenham Hotspur for one day, stars in the video alongside Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. As always, there are several good laughs to be found here. Mobile app users, watch the video here.

The 2 Robbies Football Show With Craig Burley

Today’s episode of The 2 Robbies Football Show features a opinionated and knowledgeable pundit (and former co-commentator for Sky Sports) Craig Burley. Listen live to The 2 Robbies Football Show beginning at 5pm ET on www.NBCSportsRadio.com (or via the player below). Both Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe want to make the show as interactive as possible, so this is your chance to call in with your questions to 855-323-4622, or to tweet the guys ahead of the show @The2RobbiesFS. It’s your opportunity to vent about your team, the games today or ask the experts a question or two. Some of the ... Read more

Phil Neville to Appear on The 2 Robbies Show at 5pm ET Today

Today’s episode of The 2 Robbies Football Show features former England and Everton footballer Phil Neville. Listen live to The 2 Robbies Football Show beginning at 5pm ET on www.NBCSportsRadio.com (or via the player below). Both Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe want to make the show as interactive as possible, so this is your chance to call in with your questions to 855-323-4622, or to tweet the guys ahead of the show @The2RobbiesFS. It’s your opportunity to vent about your team, the games today or ask the experts a question or two. Some of the topics that’ll be discussed on today’s ... Read more

Robbie Keane to Appear on The 2 Robbies Show

Today’s episode of The 2 Robbies Football Show features LA Galaxy and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane. Listen live to The 2 Robbies Football Show beginning at 5pm ET on www.NBCSportsRadio.com (or via the player below). Both Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe want to make the show as interactive as possible, so this is your chance to call in with your questions to 855-323-4622, or to tweet the guys ahead of the show @The2RobbiesFS. It’s your opportunity to vent about your team, the games today or ask the experts a question or two. Some of the topics that’ll be discussed ... Read more