“Relegation Breakaway” Features RedZone-like Live Look-Ins to Sunderland v. Leicester City, Tottenham v. Hull City & Queens Park Rangers v. Newcastle This Sat. at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Southampton v. Aston Villa Sat. at 7:45 a.m. ET; Steven Gerrard plays final match at Anfield as Fifth-Place Liverpool host Crystal Palace Sat. at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday, May 18, on NBCSN Following NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 12, 2015 – In the penultimate weekend of the 2014-15 Premier League season, third-place Arsenal look to further their quest for their first top-two finish in 10 years against fourth-place Manchester United. In addition, the stage is set for crucial matches at the bottom of the Premier League table, as the five teams from 14th -18th in the table compete to avoid the final relegation position.
Match coverage begins this Saturday, May 16, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Southampton v. 14th-place Aston Villa. The Villans can be guaranteed Premier League safety with a win.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents a special Relegation Breakaway featuring RedZone-like live look-ins on the best action from relegation-threatened 16th-place Sunderland v. 15th-place Leicester City, Tottenham v. 18th-place Hull City and Queens Park Rangers v. 17th-place Newcastle. In addition, all matches in the 10 a.m. ET window will be available in their entirety via live stream on NBC Sports Live Extra and on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN. Premier League Breakaway will also be available on NBC Sports Live Extra.
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League Breakaway program, which debuted on New Year’s Day, gives viewers the most compelling action in real time and on replay, so viewers experience every twist and turn as teams at the bottom of the table fight for Premier League safety. Rebecca Lowe will guide the program as it cuts between matches to follow the most important stories with minimal interruption.
Saturday’s live match coverage concludes at 12:30 p.m. ET with fifth-place Liverpool v. Crystal Palace Sat. at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, in what will be Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s final match at Anfield. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux.
Coverage on Sunday, May 17, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live followed by Swansea City v. second-place Manchester City and Premier League leading scorer Sergio Aguero (25 goals) on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Manchester City come off a 6-0 win against Queens Park Rangers, which featured a hat trick from Aguero.
At 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, third-place Arsenal visit fourth-place Manchester United on NBCSN and Telemundo. Arsenal look to rebound following a 1-0 loss against Swansea City yesterday, breaking their 10-match unbeaten streak. Fourth-place Manchester United look to keep momentum going coming off a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon at Old Trafford. Following the match, NBCSN presents a live, 90-minute Goal Zone to wrap-up Saturday and Sunday’s action.
Live match coverage continues this Monday, May 18, with West Bromwich Albion facing 2014-15 Premier League Champions Chelsea at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Match coverage continues Wednesday, May 20, with Arsenal v. Sunderland at 2:45 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 Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by Earle and Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air this Monday, May 18 on NBCSN following coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., May 16||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 16||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 16||7:45 a.m.||Southampton v. Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 16||10 a.m.||Relegation Breakaway||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 16||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Leicester City||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 16||10 a.m.||Queens Park Rangers v. Newcastle||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 16||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Hull City||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 16||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 16||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Everton||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 16||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., May 16||11 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 17||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 17||8:30 a.m.||Swansea City v. Manchester City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., May 17||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., May 17||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 17||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 18||1:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League News||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 18||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 18||3 p.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Chelsea||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Mon., May 18||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 18||TBD (p.m.)||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 18||Midnight||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 19||1 a.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 19||11:30 p.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
|Weds., May 20||1:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League News||NBCSN|
|Weds., May 20||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Weds., May 20||3 p.m.||Arsenal v. Sunderland||NBCSN|
|Weds., May 20||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
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 is airing 100 Premiere League matches in Spanish on its network, with matches also streamed live on its NBC UNIVERSO NOW app. 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–