A week from today, a new era begins as NBC airs the English Premier League. Last week, NBC released their schedule for the first half of the English Premier League season, through Dec. 1, but there were some notable time-slots left unfilled. Though the schedule was released, most of the 10 a.m. ET games were listed as "TBD."
NBC plans to air 4-5 games every Saturday, the first time that every Premier League game will be made available to an American audience: either on TV, or on phones, tablets or online with NBC Sports' Live Extra service. Each Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, one game will be assigned to NBC or NBCSN with the remaining games airing on NBC's Premier League Extra Time: "a bonus television package available to MVPDs (multichannel video programming distributors) at no extra cost for customers who receive NBC Sports Network," per NBC's press release.
Fans can also find out where their favorite team's game is airing via NBC's interactive game finder on NBCSports.com, which identifies the game airing based on the fan's location and their television provider.
Here is the full, first three weeks of Premier League on NBC and NBCSN:
|Sat., Aug. 17||7:45 a.m.||Liverpool||Stoke City||NBCSN|
|10 a.m.||Arsenal||Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|10 a.m.||Norwich||Everton||Extra Time|
|10 a.m.||Sunderland||Fulham||Extra Time|
|10 a.m.||West Ham||Cardiff||Extra Time|
|10 a.m.||West Brom||Southampton||Extra Time|
|12:30 p.m.||Swansea||Man United||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 18||8:30 a.m.||Crystal Palace||Tottenham||NBCSN|
|11 a.m.||Chelsea||Hull City||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 19||3 p.m.||Man City||Newcastle||NBCSN|
|Wed., Aug. 21||2:30 p.m.||Chelsea||Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 24||7:45 a.m.||Fulham||Arsenal||NBCSN|
|10 a.m.||Newcastle||West Ham||NBCSN|
|10 a.m.||Everton||West Brom||Extra Time|
|10 a.m.||Southampton||Sunderland||Extra Time|
|10 a.m.||Hull City||Norwich||Extra Time|
|10 a.m.||Stoke City||Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|12:30 p.m.||Aston Villa||Liverpool||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 25||11 a.m.||Tottenham||Swansea||NBCSN|
|11 a.m.||Cardiff||Man City||Extra Time|
|Mon., Aug 26||3 p.m.||Man United||Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 31||7:45 a.m.||Man City||Hull City||NBCSN|
|10 a.m.||Cardiff||Everton||Extra Time|
|10 a.m.||West Ham||Stoke City||Extra Time|
|10 a.m.||West Brom||Swansea||Extra Time|
|10 a.m.||Norwich||Southampton||Extra Time|
|12:30 p.m.||Crystal Palace||Sunderland||NBC|
|Sun., Sept. 1||8:30 a.m.||Liverpool||Man United||NBCSN|
I hated the repeat showings on fox soccer. That time could have easily been used to broadcast matches(live or taped) of other leagues. Most people have DVRs that can tape matches so why should a channel have to do it for you?
I'M VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT NBC HAS THE RIGHTS TO TELECAST PREMIER LEAGUE. IF THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND SOCCER THEY SHOULD GET OFF AND LEAVE IT SPORTS STATIONS TO DO IT AND STICK TO THIER FOOTBALL,YACHTS & ANIMAL HUNTING SHOWS.
THEY SHOULD RESERVE WEEKENDS FOR SOCCER GAMES. WHEN FOX SOCCER WAS SHOWING IT, THEY REPEAT THE GAMES ALL DAY FOR THOSE WHO MISS THEM HAVE CHANCE TO SEE LATER.
MOST GAMES ARE ON SATURDAYS AND NBC SHOULD TELECAST THEM AS FOX SOCCER WAS DOING THE SAME ON SUNDAYS.
PLEASE DON'T TELECAST PREMIER LEAGUE HOW YOU DO WITH OLYMPICS. AMERICANS ARE LEARNING SOCCER NOW SO IF YOU HAVE NO SCHEDULE FOR ALL THE GAMES PLEASE BACK OFF. IF NO CHANGE HAPPENS ON YOUR WAY, I'LL CONTINUE TO PROTEST UNTIL YOU SHOW THE GAMES JUST LIKE FOX SOCCER WERE DOING.
Reading comments below, maybe many of you out there are not interested in the "beautiful game" - but I am - it may not always be "beautiful" but after 50 years of watching, it may be that my eyesight is the problem!!! In any event, where the f***can I get PREMIER LEAGUE ETRA TIME???
So...how do we view "Premier League Extra Time?" Xfinity/Comcast don't have a clue....maybe cos I'm a Palace fan - OK - stop the laughing!
We're a country whose version of a reality show that sticks people on an island for 39 days is now 20 seasons old, and whose version of another reality show that sticks people in a house for three months is now on season #15. We have no right to call any sport boring when our TV is about as fresh as week-old donuts.
I was excited about NBC Sports when I first heard about it. I wanted someone to compete with E$PN, but NBC hasn't done it. I am glad they cover IndyCar but with soccer and F1, I feel they are catering to Europeans.
Football, only Americans call it soccer the most. Played and watched game on the planet,Baseball World Series only played in the US with the odd game in Canada,world champions Miami Heat only played in US, world champions NFL New York Giants.only played in the US what the f--- is all this world champions bull s--- you do have a second rate MLS league and the premier league do send you lots of worn out 35 year olds who are well past there best, football will never be a force in the US.
@SeanWatts - the games not shown on NBC, CNBC, NBCSN are being shown on Premier League Extra Time - Comcast/Xfinity are showing these games through their "On Demand" button - just found out!
Most Americans think like you,and the reason is they have never been any good at the #1 game in the world so they do not like it. Because they are not worth a s--- when it comes to football yes it's called football not soccer played by little girls here in the states.
@Thelimey1 As an American (and a Texan ...so I know all about bravado), I too think the whole "world champion" thing in US sports leagues is silly & pretentious. But no more so than the English getting all butthurt when we call it soccer. They, after all, invented the name.
The Football Association was formed in London in October 1863 when representatives of eleven clubs and schools met in an attempt to standardize the rules of the game. One of the rules prohibited the carrying of the ball, a rule that would lead to the Rugby-oriented clubs leaving the Association several months later. The name “Association Football” was coined to distinguish it from Rugby. By 1889, the abbreviation socca’ was in use, and the spelling soccer had made its appearance by 1895.
@Thelimey1 they're not world champions, and have never claimed to be. But in reality all the best players in the world do play in those leagues so yes they are the best, but no they've never been referred to as "world champions" EVER. You're putting words into our mouths, and they're lies
Didn't help me as Cox Cable wasn't ready for opening week. They have put aside channels 1160-1166 for the extra channels but you could only find them by directly entering the channel numbers. They didn't show up in the main online channel guide yet so customer service was of no help.
The game is growing in the States and color me crazy but we have a better future than your Three Lions. The American atheletes are taking the beautiful game while you wallow in overestimated self-worth. '66 was a while ago, and a "suspect" at best...
@danielreckman @Thelimey1 daniel...are you serious? They refer to them as world champions in basketball and football every single year. Go watch a replay of the superbowl and once the game is over, the first thing they say is that they are world campions. I'm an american, and it's alwatys made me laugh when they referred to them as that. Pull your head out man, you've heard it too.
@Maceoii @danielreckman @Thelimey1 i'm completely serious, it's simply not the case. Regardless of the fact the the NBA and the NFL are the largest stages in the world where these sports are played and by far the best athletes from across the globe come to play here and it just happens to be BASED in the U.S.A., they are not identified as world champions EVER. NFL champions are referred to as "SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS" not world champions or anything of the such, its always superbowl champions. NBA is always "NBA FINALS CHAMPIONS" never world champions. The world series in baseball (which everyone gets all upset about because of the name) was originally sponsored by a NY based magazine called "The World". None of the trophies, rings, or memorabilia say World Champions and they never have. Announcers might make that mistake, but it's very rare.