Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle & Robbie Mustoe To Call First Premier League Matches For NBC Sports Group During Wall-to-Wall Weekend of On-Site Coverage
Coverage Features On-Site Studios, Pitch-Side Sets and On-Site Commentary at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea v. Manchester City, the King Power Stadium for Leicester City v. West Ham United and the Britannia Stadium for Stoke City v. Tottenham
Steve Bower to Host On-Site Studio Coverage while Lee Dixon & Graeme Le Saux will Join On Location at Each Match
Newcastle United v. Manchester City to Feature an On-Site Studio from St. James’ Park, hosted by Arlo White
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 6, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s U.S.-based Premier League team is hitting the road, as the announce team works together on-location in the United Kingdom April 16-19, the second year featuring full coverage from the U.K. The trip kicks off NBC Sports Group’s presentation of nine Premier League match days in a 10-day span (April 16-25), including six consecutive days of live matches.
Premier League Live host Arlo White returns to his U.K. play-by-play post after two weeks in the U.S., along with U.S.-based analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. White will also make pre-match and post-match appearances from NBC’s pitch-side locations. Earle, Martino and Mustoe will each call a match with White, marking the first Premier League match call for each with NBC Sports Group. They will join NBC’s UK-based team of Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for more than 21 hours of live on-site Premier League coverage across four days.
NBC Sports Group’s full overseas coverage features on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations just a few feet from the playing field. White, Le Saux and Dixon will handle on-site studio coverage from the U.K. on April 19.
“One of our primary goals at NBC Sports has been to bridge the trans-Atlantic gap by bringing our audience closer to the Premier League than ever before,” said Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage. “Last year, we took an unprecedented step by hosting a full weekend of coverage entirely on-site in the United Kingdom. Building on last year’s success, we will once again bring the team to England for another special weekend of on-site coverage.”
On Saturday, April 16, the team will be at Stamford Bridge for eight hours of live coverage, featuring a match between the previous two Premier League champions when Chelsea host Manchester City at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with Bower, Earle and Dixon in the on-site studio; White, Le Saux, and Martino pitch-side; and White calling the match alongside Mustoe.
On Sunday, April 17, NBC Sports Group presents six hours of live coverage from the King Power Stadium, where the atmosphere will be electric at the home of first-place Leicester City as they face West Ham United (8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN). Bower will be joined in the studio by Le Saux and Martino; while White, Dixon and Mustoe provide the pitch-side perspective; and White calls the match with Earle.
On Monday, April 18, NBC Sports Group’s announce team travels to the Britannia Stadium for Stoke City v. second-place Tottenham, who will be looking to close in on Leicester in the Premier League’s final chapter, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Bower will be joined in the studio by Dixon and Mustoe; while White, Earle and Le Saux provide the pitch-side perspective joined by U.S. Men’s National Team and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard; and White calls the match with Martino.
On Tuesday, April 19, NBC Sports Group continues its six days of live match coverage from St. James’ Park, with White, Dixon, and Le Saux hosting studio coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Newcastle v. Manchester City at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s on-site Premier League Live coverage April 16-19 (all times ET):
|Sat., April 16||7 a.m.||Premier League Live from Stamford Bridge||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 16||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester City||NBC|
|Sun., April 17||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from King Power Stadium||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 17||8:30 a.m.||Leicester City v. West Ham United||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 18||2 p.m.||Premier League Live from Britannia Stadium||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 18||3 p.m.||Stoke City v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 19||2 p.m.||Premier League Live from St. James’ Park||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 19||2:45 p.m.||Newcastle v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
Additional information, including the full schedule and channel assignments for NBC Sports Group’s match coverage April 16-21, will be announced at a later date.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–