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Big changes coming to Premier League on US TV

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Now that the Premier League television deals have been completed in the United Kingdom for five out of the seven main TV packages, the changes are going to have a big impact on how the Premier League is watched in the United States for the 2019/20 through 2021/22 seasons.

Under the new TV deal, the Premier League, Sky Sports and BT Sport in the United Kingdom will introduce new kickoff times for many of the matches scheduled to begin August 2019.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 27

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Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for the weekend Premier League matches (all times Eastern):

Saturday, February 10

Spurs vs. Arsenal, 7:30am, CNBC, Universo, Sling Blue (with World News Extra), DIRECTV NOW and fubo Premier - Derek Rae and Lee Dixon

Stoke vs.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 27

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Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for the weekend Premier League matches (all times Eastern):

Saturday, February 10

Spurs vs. Arsenal, 7:30am, CNBC, Universo, Sling Blue (with World News Extra), DIRECTV NOW and fubo Premier - Derek Rae and Lee Dixon

Stoke vs.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 26

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Live Premier League coverage this weekend begins Saturday, February 3, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Burnley v. first-place Manchester City on NBCSN and Universo. Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present coverage of Manchester United v. Huddersfield Town.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 25

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For the midweek Premier League games on US television on Tuesday and Wednesday, Derek Rae returns to the NBC Sports studio to host the studio show.

Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for the midweek Premier League matches (all times Eastern):

Tuesday, January 30

Swansea vs.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 25

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For the midweek Premier League games on US television on Tuesday and Wednesday, Derek Rae returns to the NBC Sports studio to host the studio show.

Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for the midweek Premier League matches (all times Eastern):

Tuesday, January 30

Swansea vs.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 24

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NBC Sports Group’s live Premier League coverage continues this weekend, highlighted by a match between league-leaders Manchester City and Newcastle this Saturday, January 20, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. City look to bounce back following a 4-3 loss to Liverpool, which was their first Premier League loss of the season.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 24

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NBC Sports Group’s live Premier League coverage continues this weekend, highlighted by a match between league-leaders Manchester City and Newcastle this Saturday, January 20, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. City look to bounce back following a 4-3 loss to Liverpool, which was their first Premier League loss of the season.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 23

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First-place Manchester City visit fourth-place Liverpool this Sunday, January 14, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend. Manchester City remain unbeaten this season, winning 20 of their 22 Premier League matches, which includes a record 18-match winning streak.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 23

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First-place Manchester City visit fourth-place Liverpool this Sunday, January 14, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend. Manchester City remain unbeaten this season, winning 20 of their 22 Premier League matches, which includes a record 18-match winning streak.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 22

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Live match coverage on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Brighton & Hove Albion v. Bournemouth. Monday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN hosts coverage of Burnley v. Liverpool, with Stoke City v. Newcastle on CNBC and Leicester City v.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 22

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Live match coverage on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Brighton & Hove Albion v. Bournemouth. Monday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN hosts coverage of Burnley v. Liverpool, with Stoke City v. Newcastle on CNBC and Leicester City v.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 21

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NBC Sports Group’s Premier League packed holiday season of 40 “festive fixtures” in 14 days continues this week, as Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City enter the weekend on an 18-match Premier League winning streak, the longest streak in top-flight history. Manchester City, who are 15 points clear at the top of the table, next visit Crystal Palace this Sunday, December 31, at 7 a.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 21

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NBC Sports Group’s Premier League packed holiday season of 40 “festive fixtures” in 14 days continues this week, as Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City enter the weekend on an 18-match Premier League winning streak, the longest streak in top-flight history. Manchester City, who are 15 points clear at the top of the table, next visit Crystal Palace this Sunday, December 31, at 7 a.

Leicester-Man United scores 1.17 million viewers on NBC Sports

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Saturday’s broadcast of Leicester City against Manchester United averaged 1.179 million viewers across NBC and Telemundo in an entertaining 2-2 game.

The 2:45-4:45pm ET broadcast averaged 991,000 viewers on the over-the-air NBC network, while Telemundo averaged 188,000 viewers for a combined audience total of 1,179,000.

Leicester-Man United scores 1.17 million viewers on NBC Sports

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Saturday’s broadcast of Leicester City against Manchester United averaged 1.179 million viewers across NBC and Telemundo in an entertaining 2-2 game.

The 2:45-4:45pm ET broadcast averaged 991,000 viewers on the over-the-air NBC network, while Telemundo averaged 188,000 viewers for a combined audience total of 1,179,000.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 18

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Weekend Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, December 16, at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Leicester City v. Crystal Palace at 7:30 a.m. ET. Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN hosts coverage of Chelsea v. Southampton, with Arsenal v. Newcastle United at 10 a.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 18

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Weekend Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, December 16, at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Leicester City v. Crystal Palace at 7:30 a.m. ET. Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN hosts coverage of Chelsea v. Southampton, with Arsenal v. Newcastle United at 10 a.

Can MLS TV ratings improve without promotion/relegation?

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 54, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• A discussion about whether MLS TV ratings can improve without promotion/relegation,

• News on how FOX Sports is planning to promote the 2018 FIFA World Cup,

• Our opinions about the MLS Cup final TV coverage,

• Big news from NBC Sports regarding more Premier League coverage,

• Plus feedback and questions from you in the Listener Mailbag section.

NBC Sports had it right, now it’s wrong

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Christian Sandler sees some problems with NBC's "Premier League Pass"

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 17

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Mid-week match coverage begins Tuesday, December 12, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Huddersfield Town v. Chelsea at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage on Wednesday, December 13, begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Swansea versus Manchester City at 2:45 p.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 17

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Mid-week match coverage begins Tuesday, December 12, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Huddersfield Town v. Chelsea at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage on Wednesday, December 13, begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Swansea versus Manchester City at 2:45 p.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 16

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Top-flight history is at stake this Sunday, December 10, as second-place Manchester United host first-place Manchester City in the Manchester Derby at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Raheem Sterling and Manchester City look to win their 14th straight Premier League match when they face Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United in a matchup of the top-two teams in the Premier League.

Arsenal-Manchester United game surpasses 1 million viewers on NBC and Universo

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One of the most entertaining soccer games of the 2017/18 season was rewarded with more than 1 million viewers on US television, according to the latest Nielsen numbers.

The match between Arsenal and Manchester United aired on Saturday, December 2 from 12:30-2:30pm ET on NBC and Universo.

Arsenal-Manchester United game surpasses 1 million viewers on NBC and Universo

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One of the most entertaining soccer games of the 2017/18 season was rewarded with more than 1 million viewers on US television, according to the latest Nielsen numbers.

The match between Arsenal and Manchester United aired on Saturday, December 2 from 12:30-2:30pm ET on NBC and Universo.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 14

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NBC Sports Group presents 20 Premier League matches in six days, beginning tomorrow with a special mid-week match slate, and highlighted by fourth-place Arsenal hosting second-place Manchester United this Saturday, December 2, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. Several stars will be in-action at Emirates Stadium, including Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette, and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 14

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NBC Sports Group presents 20 Premier League matches in six days, beginning tomorrow with a special mid-week match slate, and highlighted by fourth-place Arsenal hosting second-place Manchester United this Saturday, December 2, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. Several stars will be in-action at Emirates Stadium, including Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette, and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.

Referee Mark Clattenburg joins NBC Sports to boost its Premier League coverage

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Referee Mark Clattenburg has joined NBC Sports as a new studio analyst in the network’s coverage of the Premier League, World Soccer Talk has learned.

According to a NBC Sports spokesman, “[Clattenburg] will join us periodically throughout the season.”

Clattenburg made his NBC Sports debut appearance on Friday’s pre-match coverage of the West Ham United versus Leicester City game.

Referee Mark Clattenburg joins NBC Sports to boost its Premier League coverage

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Referee Mark Clattenburg has joined NBC Sports as a new studio analyst in the network’s coverage of the Premier League, World Soccer Talk has learned.

According to a NBC Sports spokesman, “[Clattenburg] will join us periodically throughout the season.”

Clattenburg made his NBC Sports debut appearance on Friday’s pre-match coverage of the West Ham United versus Leicester City game.

NBC network scores best Premier League viewing figure since September

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NBC Sports netted its greatest viewing number since September for a Premier League broadcast on the over-the-air NBC network.

The November 18 broadcast of the Manchester United versus Newcastle United match averaged 837,000 viewers on the NBC network. Plus, 45,000 tuned in to watch the game on the Spanish-language Universo broadcast to generate a combined total of 882,000 viewers.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 13

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Liverpool host Chelsea in a top-five Premier League clash this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo highlighting NBC Sports Group’s presentation of 20 matches in a six-day span. Third-place Chelsea come off a dominant 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, featuring two goals from Eden Hazard, and one each from their top scorer Álvaro Morata (eight PL goals) and Marcos Alonso.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 13

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Liverpool host Chelsea in a top-five Premier League clash this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo highlighting NBC Sports Group’s presentation of 20 matches in a six-day span. Third-place Chelsea come off a dominant 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, featuring two goals from Eden Hazard, and one each from their top scorer Álvaro Morata (eight PL goals) and Marcos Alonso.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 12

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NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the fiercest rivalries in English football, as Arsenal host Tottenham in the 181st North London Derby this Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. In their last meeting (4/30/17), Spurs came out on top with a 2-0 win, which confirmed they would finish above their archrivals for the first time since 1994-95.

NBC Sports to broadcast Premier League Live from Manhattan in special fan festival

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NBC Sports will be televising a special Premier League Live on Saturday, November 25 live from Manhattan as part of a soccer fan festival for supporters in the United States.

The live telecast will feature Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle broadcasting live from a “Premier League Mornings Fan Festival” in the South Street Seaport on Saturday, November 25, beginning at 9:30 a.

NBC Sports to broadcast Premier League Live from Manhattan in special fan festival

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NBC Sports will be televising a special Premier League Live on Saturday, November 25 live from Manhattan as part of a soccer fan festival for supporters in the United States.

The live telecast will feature Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle broadcasting live from a “Premier League Mornings Fan Festival” in the South Street Seaport on Saturday, November 25, beginning at 9:30 a.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 10

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NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by a clash of two title contenders, as second-place Manchester United host third-place Tottenham this Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Coverage also includes two matches on NBC, as fourth-place Chelsea visit Bournemouth this Saturday at 12:30 p.

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IMG combining FA Cup TV rights with Serie A to try to force sale in USA, says source

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With the current TV and streaming rights deals for both The FA Cup and Serie A expiring at the end of this season in the United States, media broker IMG is having such a difficult time trying to sell the FA Cup rights that they’re now offering the FA Cup and Serie A rights together to try to land a deal, according to a World Soccer Talk source.

Lee Dixon Interview: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 58, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• An interview with NBC Sports analyst Lee Dixon about the wonderful new documentary entitled 89 that’s now available in the United States through Amazon,

• News about Rebecca Lowe’s temporary replacement at NBC while she’s in Korea,

• Facebook is making big moves to try to acquire soccer rights and much more.