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’s 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.

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