NBC Sports Goes Big

nbcDuring a New York based press conference on Tuesday, NBC Sports announced its plans to televise the English Premier League beginning in August of 2013.¬† Arlo White will transition from the network’s lead MLS announcer to a new role as the primary EPL voice and will call games on-site from the U.K. Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon will join White, on-site in the U.K. as analysts on NBC Sports Group‚Äôs Premier League coverage.¬† Rebecca Lowe will anchor studio coverage from NBC Sports’ studios in Stamford alongside Robbie Musto and Robbie Earl.

More on the coverage courtesy of ProSoccer Talk:¬† “For the first time ever fans will have live access to all 380 games of the Barclays Premier League… All matches will be¬†presented live on television with studio pre and post game coverage. The matches will also be¬†streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra.¬†Games not aired on a designated NBC Universal channel will be made available to distributors via Premier League Extra Time, a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost for customers who receive NBC Sports Network. As NBC acquired both English and Spanish rights, the bundle will include¬†76 Spanish-language telecasts, 10 on Telemundo, 66 on Mun2.”

Recall that NBC won the rights to three years worth of EPL with a $250 million bid. In its thirst for live coverage, the network landed a premier property.    No the network is going all in to satiate soccer fans with wall to wall coverage.  Per the official press release, all games not aired on a designated NBCUniversal channel will be made available to distributors on Premier League Extra Time, a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost for each of their customers who receives NBC Sports Network.