Soccer addicts agree that there’s nothing like the English Premier League, and the sport will receive unprecedented coverage thanks to NBC Sports picking up the package beginning this season.
For the first time ever, all 130 EPL matches will be available to watch or stream live on the Internet. Many days will feature double and triple-headers of soccer action, which hasn’t been seen on standard sports cable networks with the exception of special events like the World Cup.
NBC Sports Network will receive the bulk of those games with your local NBC affiliate picking up 10 games and CNBC showing two games.
NBC Sports Live Extra will give people the ability to stream all the games on their computer or handheld device, assuming that account holders have access to select cable providers. DirecTV will broadcast the extra games on overflow stations beginning at channel 491 (NBC Sports Network is available on channel 220).
Here’s the full slate for the first week of English Premier League action (Source: NBC Sports).
|Sat., Aug. 17||7:45 a.m.||Liverpool||Stoke||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, mun2|
|Sun., Aug. 18||8:30 a.m.||Crystal Palace||Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 19||3 p.m.||Man City||Newcastle||NBCSN|
|Wed., Aug. 21||2:30 p.m.||Chelsea||Aston Villa||NBCSN|