Arlo White, Lee Dixon & Graeme Le Saux Together In 3-Man Booth for First Time, To Call Hull City v. Manchester United on NBC
“The raw emotions from each end of the spectrum are something to behold. Nowhere in the world will you see such ecstasy at finishing 17th.” – Rebecca Lowe on Relegation
“’Championship Sunday’ guarantees tears at the KC Stadium…A win, and it could be tears of joy, any other result for the Tigers, and it will be tears of despair.” – Robbie Earle on Hull City
“Premier League survival means as much to the teams at the bottom as winning the title means to those at the top.” – Kyle Martino on Relegation
“Expect blood, sweat, and tears (and that’s just the fans!) in what’s sure to be a ‘Championship Sunday’ to savor.” – Robbie Mustoe
Premier League Live Kicks off at 9 AM ET on NBCSN
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 21, 2015 – NBCUniversal presents a blockbuster “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m. ET. NBC and TELEMUNDO host coverage of Hull City v. Manchester United, with 2014-15 Champions Chelsea v. Sunderland on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. In addition, all 10 matches will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls Hull City v. Manchester United, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at KC Stadium – the first time the three commentators work together in the booth. Hull City, who enter Sunday in 18th, must do something they’ve never done before in the Premier League, beat Manchester United, to have a chance to avoid relegation. Newcastle, the other relegation-threatened side, host West Ham on USA.
Chelsea, this season’s Premier League champions, will be presented with the trophy this Sunday. Sunderland secured a 9th straight BPL season with their 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Wednesday.
NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe.
REBECCA LOWE, ROBBIE EARLE, KYLE MARTINO, AND ROBBIE MUSTOE ON “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY”
REBECCA LOWE: “’Championship Sunday’ comes down to joy and despair; one will be Hull’s, the other Newcastle’s. The raw emotions from each end of the spectrum are something to behold. Nowhere in the world will you see such ecstasy at finishing 17th. Rarely will you see as many sports-related tears in one place. The question is for whom will Sunday be magnificent and for whom, disastrous? You’ve just gotta watch it!”
ROBBIE EARLE: “After 37 games across 10 months, relegation comes down to two teams trying to avoid one spot. ‘Championship Sunday’ guarantees tears at the KC Stadium, the home of Hull City. A win, and it could be tears of joy, any other result for the Tigers, and it will be tears of despair as they head back to the Football League Championship.”
KYLE MARTINO: “Only two teams will be sweating on Championship Sunday, Hull and Newcastle. Premier League survival means as much to the teams at the bottom as winning the title means to those at the top. Get ready for tears of joy and sorrow.”
ROBBIE MUSTOE: “Yes, you’re going to see Champions Chelsea raise the trophy, but relegation (the word all pros fear), is front and center on Sunday with Hull and Newcastle desperate to continue their love affair with the Barclays Premier League. Big hearts and clear minds are crucial, defining moments are key. Expect blood, sweat, and tears (and that’s just the fans!) in what’s sure to be a Championship Sunday to savor.”
Following are the broadcast teams for Premier League “Championship Sunday” matches this Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m. ET:
|Hull City v. Manchester United||NBC||Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux|
|Chelsea v. Sunderland||NBCSN||Peter Drury, Jim Beglin|
|Newcastle v. West Ham United||USA||Jim Proudfoot, Danny Mills|
|Stoke City v. Liverpool||Syfy||Garry Taphouse, Garry Birtles|
|Everton v. Tottenham||CNBC||Gary Weaver, Barry Horne|
|Manchester City v. Southampton||MSNBC||Joe Speight, Terry Gibson|
|Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion||Bravo||Tony Jones, Tony Gale|
|Crystal Palace v. Swansea City||E!||Phil Blacker, Ray Houghton|
|Aston Villa v. Burnley||Esquire||John Driscoll, Trevor Francis|
|Leicester City v. Queens Park Rangers||Oxygen||Jonathan Beck, Dean Sturridge|
|Hull City v. Manchester United||TELEMUNDO*||Andrés Cantor, Carlos Hermosillo|
|Chelsea v. Sunderland||NBC UNIVERSO*||Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol|
Following the matches on each of the 10 networks, there will be a special one-minute sneak preview of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, which premieres Friday, June 12.
Lowe, Earle, Martino, and Mustoe will return following the matches for a special Goal Zone season wrap-up post-game show on NBC at Noon ET, which will include the emotional scenes from around the grounds, Chelsea’s trophy ceremony from Stamford Bridge, and all of the key highlights and interviews from the final day of the season. NBCSN will simulcast Goal Zone for the first hour, with coverage moving to NBCSN from 1-2 p.m. ET. At 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN wraps up the day’s coverage with a special Premier League Live: The Champions, which will take a look at Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title.
NBCSN presents a special one-hour season finale of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, on Sunday night following live NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage, with an encore presentation on Monday night, May 25, also following live NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage. Rebecca Lowe will be a guest in the “Panic Room” on the finale.
NBC Sports Group is once again making all 380 games from the Premier League available 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 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 and Windows Store. NBC UNIVERSO and TELEMUNDO are airing 100 and 40 Premiere League matches in Spanish respectively, with matches also streamed live on their NBC UNIVERSO NOW and NBC DEPORTES EN VIVO EXTRA apps. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–