via press release:
BLOCKBUSTER PREMIER LEAGUE DOUBLEHEADER SUNDAY ON NBCSN FEATURES TOP-TIER MANCHESTER UNITED-LIVERPOOL & TOTTENHAM-ARSENAL MATCHES
USMNT Goalie Tim Howard Returns to the Booth, Joining Steve Bower for Manchester United v. Liverpool Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux On-Site for North London Derby -- Tottenham v. Arsenal -- Sunday at Noon ET
Premier League Live on Sunday Features Gary Lineker & Graeme Le Saux On-Site at White Hart Lane and Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle & Robbie Mustoe from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford
NBCSN’s Match of the Day Airs Live for Nine Consecutive Sundays Beginning This Weekend
Stamford, Conn. – March 10, 2014 – NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend features five games on NBCSN highlighted by a pair of blockbuster Sunday matches pitting top-tier teams. NBCSN will have commentators on site for both games on Sunday as well as an on-site studio at White Hart Lane.
NBCSN’s Sunday slate begins at 9:30 a.m. ET at Old Trafford as sixth-place Manchester United, nine points out of the Champions League-qualifying top four, host second-place Liverpool and Premier League scoring leader Luis Suarez (24 goals). English soccer commentator Steve Bower is joined by Everton and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard on the call. Howard, who played three seasons with Manchester United (2003-2006), is in his eighth season with Everton, seven of which were spent playing under current Manchester United manager David Moyes (2006-2013). He joins NBCSN one day after playing Cardiff City (Saturday, 11 a.m. ET on Extra Time). This is Howard’s third game in the booth for NBCSN this season.
NBCSN’s Sunday doubleheader continues with the fierce North London derby as fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur take on third-place Arsenal at noon ET. Lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White is joined by former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux on the call. Le Saux also joins legendary U.K. footballer and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker at White Hart Lane for NBCSN’s all-day live on-site Premier League Live studio coverage beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.
NBCSN kicks off the weekend with a Saturday tripleheader beginning at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Hull City v. Manchester City, Sunderland v. Crystal Palace and Aston Villa hosting first-place Chelsea.
All matches not on NBCSN in the 11 a.m. Saturday windows will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
The interactive Premier League Game Finder can be accessed at http://www.nbcsports.com/ExtraTime.
9 CONSECUTIVE LIVE SUNDAY MATCH OF THE DAY PROGRAMS BEGIN THIS WEEK: This weekend’s Premier League coverage is also highlighted by the first of nine consecutive live Sunday Match of the Day programs immediately following Goal Zone on NBCSN. This Sunday’s Match of the Day begins at 2:30 p.m. ET and features Premier League Live host Rebecca Lowe, former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle, and former English footballer Robbie Mustoe providing in-depth analysis, post-match interviews and reaction, plus extended highlights with the match commentators.
All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside Mustoe and Earle.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Games airing on NBC Sports Network will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
To date, AT&T U-verse®, Bright House Networks, Cablevision’s Optimum, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable have opted to carry the additional Premier League matches via the Premier League Extra Time package, and AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum, Charter, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS will make all Premier League games available through TV Everywhere. Additionally, over 100 NCTC partners have either signed-on to the Premier League Extra Time package or have opted-in via TV Everywhere, including Blue Ridge Communications, Buckeye CableSystem, CenturyLink Prism, and RCN. In some cases, the Premier League Extra Time package will be available in select markets.
Below is the schedule for the 30th week of the Premier League season (all times ET):
|Date||Time||Home v. Away||Network|
|Mon., March 10||11 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Mon., March 10||Midnight||Premier League Encore: Manchester Monday||NBCSN|
|Tues., March 11||11:30 p.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
|Fri., March 14||7 a.m.||Barclays Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Fri., March 14||7:30 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Match Pack||NBCSN|
|Fri., March 14||8 a.m.||Barclays Premier League News||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||7:30 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||8:45 a.m.||Hull City v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||10:45 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||11 a.m.||Sunderland v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||11 a.m.||Everton v. Cardiff City||Extra Time|
|Sat., March 15||11 a.m.||Southampton v. Norwich City||Extra Time|
|Sat., March 15||11 a.m.||Fulham v. Newcastle United||Extra Time|
|Sat., March 15||11 a.m.||Swansea City v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., March 15||11 a.m.||Stoke City v. West Ham United||Extra Time|
|Sat., March 15||1 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||1:30 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||3:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||4 p.m.||MLS: Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||11 p.m.||NBCSN's Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., March 16||8:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., March 16||9:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., March 16||11:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., March 16||Noon||Tottenham Hotspur v. Arsenal||NBCSN, mun2|
|Sun., March 16||2 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., March 16||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN's Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
NBC Sports Group presents the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world with all 380 Premier League matches available live in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. In total, NBC Sports Group will present more than 1,600 hours of Premier League programming.
--NBC Sports Group--