via press release:
4 DAYS UNTIL NBC SPORTS GROUP DEBUTS PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE ON AUGUST 17
Kyle Martino on his expectations for this season: “One of the most wide-open title races since the Premier League’s founding in 1992.”
NBC Sports Network Kicks Off Premier League Coverage Saturday, August 17, at 7 AM ET
STAMFORD – August 13, 2013 – Four days from today – on Saturday, August 17 – NBC Sports Group kicks off the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world. Coverage begins at 7 AM ET on NBC Sports Network with the Liverpool-Stoke City match and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.
PREMIER LEAGUE NUMBER OF THE DAY: 4
Newly promoted Crystal Palace have earned promotion to the Premier League on 4 separate occasions. Palace hope that this Premier League stay lasts longer than their previous stints, each of which lasted just one season.
Sounding off with NBC Sports Group’s Premier League analyst Kyle Martino:
What I am most looking forward to this Premier League season is…
One of the most wide-open title races since the Premier League’s founding in 1992.
I am preparing for this season of telecasts by…
Only looking up from my phone or laptop to eat.
Before I go on air, I need…
1 gallon of hairspray and a high-five.
There is no way…
[Crystal] Palace are staying up.
If I’m not watching soccer…
I’m figuring out why I’m not watching soccer.
NBC Sports Group will make available in the United States all 380 games from the Premier League. That’s more than anywhere else on the globe (including the U.K.). All games 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.
For Kyle Martino’s headshot and bio, click here.
For information about NBC Sports Group’s Premier League announcers, click here.
To “Keep Calm and Pick A Side” on the Premier League team picker, click here.
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule, click here.
For more NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage facts and numbers, click here.
For NBC Sports Group’s programming plans, click here.