via press release:
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM & EVERTON GOALIE TIM HOWARD JOINS ARLO WHITE TO CALL CHELSEA-MANCHESTER CITY SUNDAY AT 12 NOON ET ON NBCSN
Manchester United Host Stoke City Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN & mun2
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
Stamford, Conn. – October 21, 2013 – U.S. Men’s National Team and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will join Arlo White on the call of the Chelsea-Manchester City match Sunday at 12 Noon ET on NBCSN. Howard will be in the booth one day after suiting up for Everton in their Saturday match at Aston Villa (10 a.m. ET on Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra).
“It is the first time we will have an active player in our announce booth,” said NBC Sports Group coordinating producer Pierre Moossa. “He has recently played against both Chelsea and Manchester City and will provide the viewer with a very unique perspective on not only the game but what it is like to face these current squads on the pitch.”
“It’s a real coup for NBC Sports to secure Tim’s services for this huge game,” added Arlo White. “Not only is he one of the best U.S. players of his generation, he has been mixing it with the best players on the Premier League for over a decade. His insights will be fascinating.”
Highlighting this week’s NBC Sports Group Premier League are five matches on NBCSN – including Manchester United hosting Stoke City Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. mun2 will telecast two matches in Spanish this week (listed in table below).
The three additional matches on Saturday in the 10 a.m. ET slot and two additional matches on Sunday in the 12 Noon ET slot 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.
Lead play-by-play voice White joins former Premier League star and four-time league champion Lee Dixon to call Southampton v. Fulham on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Jamaican National Team footballer Robbie 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.