USA to Present More than 40 Weekend Matches Beginning Saturday at 10 AM ET with USMNT’s Tim Howard & Everton Hosting Watford
2 Days Until Premier League Season Kicks Off on Networks of NBCUniversal
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 6, 2015 – Further bolstering NBCUniversal’s unprecedented coverage of the Premier League, the company’s USA Network, one of the industry’s top cable entertainment networks, will present a weekly Premier League match throughout the 2015-16 season, it was announced today.
With the Premier League season kicking off this Saturday, August 8, USA Network’s first telecast will be this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, as U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard and Everton host Watford.
For the season, USA Network will televise more than 40 weekend Premier League games — most during the multi-match Saturday 10 a.m. ET window. Premier League fans in the U.S. can now enjoy two live matches in most Saturday 10 a.m. ET windows: one game on NBCSN and one on USA.
“Bringing Premier League soccer to USA is a key part of our overall strategy to add more live programming to the network,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. “This is a great opportunity to help expand the platform for the top league in the world’s most popular sport.”
This past spring, for the first time in 30 years, USA Network televised NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games.
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, weekly matches 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.
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Dan Masonson, NBC Sports Group
Hilary Smith, USA Network