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PREMIER LEAGUE RETURNS ONE MONTH FROM TODAY – NBCUNIVERSAL TV SCHEDULE FOR FIRST 2 MONTHS OF 2015-16 SEASON ANNOUNCED

 

Coverage Debuts Saturday, August 8 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN

Live TV Game Windows through Sept. 28 Include 33 Matches on NBCSN & 3 on NBC

28 Live Matches Presented in Spanish on TELEMUNDO & NBC UNIVERSO

All 70 Matches in First 2 Months Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 8, 2015 – With exactly one month until kickoff of the 2015-16 Premier League season, NBC Sports Group today released its television schedule for the first two months of the season. The TV slate features live coverage of all 70 matches beginning Saturday, August 8 at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Manchester United v. Tottenham.

The networks of NBCUniversal will present at least five games each week in the season’s first two months on NBC and NBCSN, with all games preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

All remaining Premier League matches will be made available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

In addition, 28 matches in August and September will be telecast in Spanish by TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO, and will also be streamed on the NBC Deportes EN VIVO EXTRA app for mobile devices.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.

For the past two seasons, NBCUniversal has provided Premier League fans with unprecedented coverage of every match live on TV and via live stream. Last season, NBC and NBCSN combined to average a record 479,000 viewers – up 9% from the then-record 438,000 viewers in NBC Sports Group’s first season covering Premier League in 2013-14, and up 118% from the combined 2012-13 season averages. In just two seasons televising the Premier League, 12 of the 15 most-watched PL matches in U.S. TV history have aired on NBC and NBCSN. (The Premier League has been on U.S. television for two decades). In addition, viewers consumed a record total of 317 million minutes of live Premier League action via NBC Sports Live Extra during the 2014-15 season – up 22% from the 2013-14 season.

Highlights From August-September Premier League Schedule

Week 1: Saturday, August 8, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO:

MANCHESTER UNITED v. TOTTENHAM

The season kicks off with a match between the 4th- and 5th-place finishers, respectively, in the Premier League last season, as Manchester United hosts Tottenham. Manchester United have already spent $34 million on highly touted Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay, and manager Louis van Gaal has assured the Old Trafford faithful that more players will follow this summer.

Week 2: Sunday, August 16, 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO:

MANCHESTER CITY V. CHELSEA

Defending champions Chelsea travel to the Etihad to face last season’s runners-up in a match between the past two champions of England. This matchup of the two title favorites is loaded with talent, highlighted by last season’s Golden Boot winner (awarded to the league’s leading scorer) Sergio Aguero, who scored 26 goals for Manchester City, and Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, the 2014-15 Premier League Player of the Year.

Week 5: Saturday, September 12, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and TELEMUNDO:

MANCHESTER UNITED v. LIVERPOOL

This is a clash between England’s all-time most decorated clubs, as Liverpool (18 top-flight titles) face Manchester United (20 top-flight titles). Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, entering his fourth season at Anfield, is still trophy-less and will be looking to improve on last year’s 6th-place finish. Unfortunately for Liverpool, they face a challenging run of away fixtures to start the season, traveling to Stoke City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City before Thanksgiving.

Following is the NBCUniversal schedule for the first two months of the Premier League season:

(NOTE: TBD indicates that there will be one match in that time slot on NBCSN, in some cases one match on NBC UNIVERSO or TELEMUNDO, and remaining non-NBCSN games on Premier League Extra Time. Final channel assignments for those matches will be made in the coming weeks.)

Date Time (ET) Home Away Network
Sat., Aug. 8 7:45 a.m. Manchester United Tottenham NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., Aug. 8 10 a.m. Bournemouth Aston Villa TBD
Sat., Aug. 8 10 a.m. Everton Watford TBD
Sat., Aug. 8 10 a.m. Leicester City Sunderland TBD
Sat., Aug. 8 10 a.m. Norwich City Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Aug. 8 12:30 p.m. Chelsea Swansea City NBC, NBC UNIVERSO
Sun., Aug. 9 8:30 a.m. Arsenal West Ham NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sun., Aug. 9 8:30 a.m. Newcastle Southampton Extra Time
Sun., Aug. 9 11 a.m. Stoke City Liverpool NBCSN, TELEMUNDO
Mon., Aug. 10 3 p.m. West Bromwich Albion Manchester City NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
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Fri., Aug.14 2:45 p.m. Aston Villa Manchester United NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., Aug. 15 7:45 a.m. Southampton Everton NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. Sunderland Norwich City TBD
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. Swansea City Newcastle TBD
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. Tottenham Stoke City TBD
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. Watford West Bromwich Albion TBD
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. West Ham Leicester City TBD
Sun., Aug. 16 8:30 a.m. Crystal Palace Arsenal NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 16 11 a.m. Manchester City Chelsea NBCSN, TELEMUNDO
Mon., Aug. 17 3 p.m. Liverpool Bournemouth NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
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Sat., Aug. 22 7:45 a.m. Manchester United Newcastle NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., Aug. 22 10 a.m. Crystal Palace Aston Villa TBD
Sat., Aug. 22 10 a.m. Leicester City Tottenham TBD
Sat., Aug. 22 10 a.m. Norwich City Stoke City TBD
Sat., Aug. 22 10 a.m. Sunderland Swansea City TBD
Sat., Aug. 22 10 a.m. West Ham Bournemouth TBD
Sun., Aug. 23 8:30 a.m. West Bromwich Albion Chelsea TBD, NBC UNIVERSO
Sun., Aug. 23 11 a.m. Everton Manchester City NBCSN, TELEMUNDO
Sun., Aug. 23 11 a.m. Watford Southampton Extra Time
Mon., Aug. 24 3 p.m. Arsenal Liverpool NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
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Sat., Aug. 29 7:45 a.m. Newcastle Arsenal NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., Aug. 29 10 a.m. Aston Villa Sunderland TBD
Sat., Aug. 29 10 a.m. Bournemouth Leicester City TBD
Sat., Aug. 29 10 a.m. Chelsea Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Aug. 29 10 a.m. Liverpool West Ham TBD
Sat., Aug. 29 10 a.m. Manchester City Watford TBD
Sat., Aug. 29 10 a.m. Stoke City West Bromwich Albion TBD
Sat., Aug. 29 12:30 p.m. Tottenham Everton NBC
Sun., Aug. 30 8:30 a.m. Southampton Norwich City NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 30 11a.m. Swansea City Manchester United NBCSN, TELEMUNDO
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Sat., Sept. 12 7:45 a.m. Everton Chelsea NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., Sept. 12 10 a.m. Arsenal Stoke City TBD
Sat., Sept. 12 10 a.m. Crystal Palace Manchester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 12 10 a.m. Norwich City Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 12 10 a.m. Watford Swansea City TBD
Sat., Sept. 12 10 a.m. West Bromwich Albion Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 12 12:30 p.m. Manchester United Liverpool NBC, TELEMUNDO
Sun., Sept. 13 8:30 a.m. Sunderland Tottenham NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sun., Sept. 13 11 a.m. Leicester City Aston Villa NBCSN, TELEMUNDO
Mon., Sept. 14 3 p.m. West Ham Newcastle NBCSN
***
Sat., Sept. 19 7:45 a.m. Chelsea Arsenal NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., Sept. 19 10 a.m. Aston Villa West Bromwich Albion TBD
Sat., Sept. 19 10 a.m. Bournemouth Sunderland TBD
Sat., Sept. 19 10 a.m. Newcastle Watford TBD
Sat., Sept. 19 10 a.m. Stoke City Leicester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 19 10 a.m. Swansea City Everton TBD
Sat., Sept. 19 12:30 p.m. Manchester City West Ham NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sun., Sept. 20 8:30 a.m. Tottenham Crystal Palace TBD
Sun., Sept. 20 11 a.m. Southampton Manchester United NBCSN, TELEMUNDO
Sun., Sept. 20 11 a.m. Liverpool Norwich City Extra Time
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Sat., Sept. 26 7:45 a.m. Tottenham Manchester City NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., Sept. 26 10 a.m. Leicester City Arsenal TBD
Sat., Sept. 26 10 a.m. Liverpool Aston Villa TBD
Sat., Sept. 26 10 a.m. Manchester United Sunderland TBD
Sat., Sept. 26 10 a.m. Southampton Swansea City TBD
Sat., Sept. 26 10 a.m. Stoke City Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 26 10 a.m. West Ham Norwich City TBD
Sat., Sept. 26 12:30 p.m. Newcastle Chelsea NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sun., Sept. 27 11 a.m. Watford Crystal Palace NBCSN, TELEMUNDO
Mon., Sept. 28 3 p.m. West Bromwich Albion Everton
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