Coverage Features Two On-Site Studios at Each Stadium, Including Pitch-Side Sets at Old Trafford for Manchester Derby, Anfield for Liverpool-Newcastle & Turf Moor for Burnley-Arsenal
Tim Howard Joins Pitch-Side Studio Team at Anfield on April 13
STAMFORD, Conn. – Mar. 23, 2015 – For the first time since NBC Sports Group kicked off its Premier League coverage in August 2013, the entire Premier League team will work together on-location in the United Kingdom on April 11-13. Host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will join NBC’s UK-based team of Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for more than 18 hours of live on-site Premier League coverage across three days.
NBC Sports Group’s full overseas coverage features dual on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows, including pitch-side locations for the first time in the history of Premier League coverage in the U.S.
“One of our core principles has been to bridge the trans-Atlantic gap, and with our entire team on-site both in-stadium and pitch-side, we will be able to bring our audience closer to the action than ever before,” said Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage.
Lowe will lead a rotating team of studio analysts from within the stadium, providing the latest news and highlights from around the league. Bower and another team of analysts will be pitch-side at a desk located just a few feet from the playing field, with a front-row view of the action as the backdrop for three days of unprecedented live coverage.
On Saturday, April 11, the entire team will be at historic Turf Moor (hosted its first soccer match in 1883) for eight hours of live coverage, including Burnley v. Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with Lowe, Earle and Martino in the on-site studio; Bower, Dixon and Mustoe pitch-side; and White calling the match alongside Le Saux.
On Sunday, April 12, NBC Sports Group presents seven hours of live coverage from Old Trafford, the site of the Manchester Derby between local rivals Manchester United and Manchester City (11 a.m. ET on NBCSN). Lowe will be joined in the studio by Martino and Mustoe; while Bower, Earle and Le Saux provide the pitch-side perspective; and White calls the match with Dixon.
On Monday, April 13, NBC Sports Group’s announce team travels to Anfield for Liverpool-Newcastle. Just two days after his Everton side face Swansea City (Saturday, April 11 at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN), U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard will join NBC Sports Group’s pitch-side crew of Bower and Martino; with Lowe, Earle and Mustoe in studio at the stadium; and Le Saux re-joining White to commentate on the match.
Former U.K. footballer and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, and Daily Mail columnist Neil Ashton will also contribute to the on-site coverage.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s on-site Premier League Live coverage April 11-13 (all times ET):
|Sat., April 11||7 a.m.||Premier League Live from Turf Moor||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 11||12:30 p.m.||Burnley v. Arsenal||NBC|
|Sun., April 12||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from Old Trafford||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 12||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 13||2 p.m.||Premier League Live from Anfield||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 13||3 p.m.||Liverpool v. Newcastle||NBCSN|
Additional information, including the full schedule and channel assignments for NBC Sports Group’s match coverage April 11-13, will be announced at a later date.
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. 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–