NBC Sports Group Unveils TV Everywhere, Ad Hoc Channel Lineup for Premier League Kickoff

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NBC Sports Group Unveils TV Everywhere, Ad Hoc Channel Lineup for Premier League Kickoff

From the article found in the link below:

 

Reflective of its all-in approach that will make every match available to Stateside soccer fans, NBC Sports Group today released its coverage plans for the first three months of the 2013-14 Premier League that will incorporate streamed "TV Everywhere" presentations, as well as ad hoc channels with key distributors on Saturday mornings.

 

NBC Sports Network will televise the first match under NBC Sports Group’s three-year, $250 million pact -- Premiere League rights in the U.S. were previously held by Fox Sports Media Group, which sublicensed some action to ESPN -- with England's top soccer circuit on Aug. 17 at 7:45 a.m. with Liverpool hosting Stoke at Anfield.

 

A quintet of matches will follow at 10 a.m., including four that will be televised on the Premiere League Extra Time Package -- comprising a series of ad hoc channels, a la out-of-market sports services -- that MPVDs will offer free of charge to NBC Sports Network subscribers. NBC Sports Network also will carry one of the five games in the 10 a.m. window.

 

As of presstime, NBC Sports Group said it has secured carriage for its Premier League Extra Time coverage with AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum, Comcast’s Xfinity, DirecTV, Dish and Suddenlink.

 

Relative to streaming service, NBC Sports Live Extra, the aforementioned providers, as well as Cox and Verizon FiOS, will make all Premier League games available to their authenticated subscriber bases.

 

Additionally, over 100 members of the National Cable Television Cooperative have either signed-on to the Premier League Extra Time package or have opted-in via TV Everywhere, including Blue Ridge Communications, Buckeye CableSystem, CenturyLink Prism, and RCN, according to NBC Sports Group officials.

 

Notable by their absence: Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications. NBC Sports Group officials say they are continuing to work with these distributors and other affiliates that carry NBC Sports Network.

 

NBC and mun2 will simulcast the Swansea-Manchester United match at 12:30 p.m. on opening day, while NBC Sports Network will present a doubleheader -- Crystal Palace-Tottenham at 8:30 a.m. and Chelsea-Hull at 11 a.m. – on Aug. 18. The first weekend of the campaign concludes with NBC Sports Network’s coverage of Manchester City-Newcastle on Monday, Aug.19 at 3 p.m.

 

A total of 69 Premier League matches – at least five games each week in the season’s first three months – will be presented on NBC Sports Network, NBC and CNBC with all games preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

 

The remaining 61 matches in the first third of the season will be accessible through Premier League Extra in that 10 a.m. window on Saturdays.

 

In addition, 27 matches in the season’s first three months will be telecast in Spanish by Telemundo and mun2.

 

Other notable matches in the first part of the soccer circuit’s campaign include: ManU-Chelsea in a matchup of last season’s first-  and third-place finishers on NBC Sports Network on Aug. 26 at 3 p.m.; Arsenal-Tottenham in a battle of the fourth- and fifth-place finishers on NBC Sports Network and mun 2 on Sept. 1 at 11 a.m.; and Cardiff  City-Swansea City in a first-ever meeting of two Welsh team in England’s top-flight circuit on NBC Sports Network and mun 2 at 11 a.m. on Nov. 3.

 

NBCUniversal schedule for the first three months of the Premier League season:

 

(TBD indicates that there will be one match in that time slot on NBCSN, in some cases one match on mun2, and remaining non-NBCSN games on Premier League Extra Time. Final channel assignments for those matches will be made in the coming weeks.)

 

Date

Time (ET)

Home

Away

Network

Sat., Aug. 17

7:45 a.m.

Liverpool

Stoke

NBCSN

 

10 a.m.

Arsenal

Aston Villa

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Norwich

Everton

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Sunderland

Fulham

TBD

 

10 a.m.

West Ham

Cardiff

TBD

 

10 a.m.

West Brom

Southampton

TBD

 

12:30 p.m.

Swansea

Man United

NBC, mun2

Sun., Aug. 18

8:30 a.m.

Crystal Palace

Tottenham

NBCSN

 

11 a.m.

Chelsea

Hull

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, mun2

 

10 a.m.

Newcastle

West Ham

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Everton

West Brom

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Southampton

Sunderland

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Hull

Norwich

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Stoke

Crystal Palace

TBD

 

12:30 p.m.

Aston Villa

Liverpool

NBC

Sun., Aug. 25

11 a.m.

Tottenham

Swansea

TBD

 

11 a.m.

Cardiff

Man City

TBD

Mon., Aug 26

3 p.m.

Man United

Chelsea

NBCSN

***

 

 

 

 

Sat., Aug. 31

7:45 a.m.

Man City

Hull

NBCSN

 

10 a.m.

Newcastle

Fulham

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Cardiff

Everton

TBD

 

10 a.m.

West Ham

Stoke

TBD

 

10 a.m.

West Brom

Swansea

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Norwich

Southampton

TBD

 

12:30 p.m.

Crystal Palace

Sunderland

NBC

Sun., Sept. 1

8:30 a.m.

Liverpool

Man United

NBCSN, Telemundo

 

11 a.m.

Arsenal

Tottenham

NBCSN, mun2

***

 

 

 

 

Sat., Sept. 14

7:45 a.m.

Man United

Crystal Palace

NBCSN, mun2

 

10 a.m.

Sunderland

Arsenal

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Stoke

Man City

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Tottenham

Norwich

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Aston Villa

Newcastle

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Fulham

West Brom

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Hull

Cardiff

TBD

 

12:30 p.m.

Everton

Chelsea

NBC, mun2

Sun., Sept. 15

11 a.m.

Southampton

West Ham

NBCSN

Mon., Sept. 16

3 p.m.

Swansea

Liverpool

NBCSN

***

 

 

 

 

Sat., Sept. 21

7:45 a.m.

Norwich

Aston Villa

NBCSN

 

10 a.m.

Cardiff

Tottenham

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Liverpool

Southampton

TBD

 

10 a.m.

West Ham

Everton

TBD

 

10 a.m.

West Brom

Sunderland

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Newcastle

Hull

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Crystal Palace

Swansea

TBD

 

12:30 p.m.

Chelsea

Fulham

NBCSN, mun2

Sun., Sept. 22

8:30 a.m.

Arsenal

Stoke

CNBC, mun2

 

11 a.m.

Man City

Man United

NBCSN, Telemundo

***

 

 

 

 

Sat., Sept. 28

7:45 a.m.

Tottenham

Chelsea

NBCSN, mun2

 

10 a.m.

Aston Villa

Man City

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Man United

West Brom

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Fulham

Cardiff

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Hull

West Ham

TBD

 

10 a.m.

Southampton

Crystal Palace

TBD

 

12:30 p.m.

Swansea

Arsenal

NBC

Sun., Sept. 29

8:30 a.m.

Stoke

Norwich

NBCSN

 

11 a.m.

Sunderland

Liverpool

NBCSN

Mon., Sept. 30

3 p.m.

Everton

Newcastle

NBCSN

 

 

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This should be all the soccer (futbol) anyone can handle. So we don't really need BeIN Sports.
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codycooper864 wrote:
This should be all the soccer (futbol) anyone can handle. So we don't really need BeIN Sports.

No.  No it's not.  That's like saying if UVerse only carried the Big 10 Network that should be all the college football anyone can handle.  BeIN has arguably three of the top four soccer (futbol) leagues in the world.  We are still missing some high quality soccer and it would be great to have it as an option to watch.

 

If you don't need any more, that's cool and I can appreciate your opinion.  But this is not more than anyone can handle and BeIN would be great to have as an option.

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LakewoodLee wrote:

codycooper864 wrote:
This should be all the soccer (futbol) anyone can handle. So we don't really need BeIN Sports.

No.  No it's not.  That's like saying if UVerse only carried the Big 10 Network that should be all the college football anyone can handle.  BeIN has arguably three of the top four soccer (futbol) leagues in the world.  We are still missing some high quality soccer and it would be great to have it as an option to watch.

 

If you don't need any more, that's cool and I can appreciate your opinion.  But this is not more than anyone can handle and BeIN would be great to have as an option.


I agree.  There are sure some anti-soccer folks on here.  AND I absolutely detest soccer BUT I do see some other programming on BeIN that looks half way appealing.  I 'm in the "more sports, the better" camp.

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Sorry Charlie but I don't think U-Verse will be carrying BeIN anytime soon, mainly due to Comcast. They will play hardball and make it difficult for a competitor like U-Verse. For the record, I like to watch US National Soccer, the MLS, and the EPL, so I am not a soccer hater. I am just not a fan of those other countries' leagues though, mainly because I see those countries as being hostile and anti- America, not because I hate soccer.

I also don't see a deal with Hallmark or NHL Network happening either mainly just because negotiations just seem so far apart between AT&T and these channels, if there are still any negotiations at all, so BeIN hopefuls are not alone. But I do think Pac-12 Network and the new FOX Networks are coming next month and there is a lot of other great stuff on U-Verse as well! The positives still far outweigh the negatives in my book.
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codycooper864 wrote:
Sorry Charlie but I don't think U-Verse will be carrying BeIN anytime soon, mainly due to Comcast. T

What does Comcast have to do with beIN Sport?

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dhascall wrote:

LakewoodLee wrote:

codycooper864 wrote:
This should be all the soccer (futbol) anyone can handle. So we don't really need BeIN Sports.

No.  No it's not.  That's like saying if UVerse only carried the Big 10 Network that should be all the college football anyone can handle.  BeIN has arguably three of the top four soccer (futbol) leagues in the world.  We are still missing some high quality soccer and it would be great to have it as an option to watch.

 

If you don't need any more, that's cool and I can appreciate your opinion.  But this is not more than anyone can handle and BeIN would be great to have as an option.


I agree.  There are sure some anti-soccer folks on here.  AND I absolutely detest soccer BUT I do see some other programming on BeIN that looks half way appealing.  I 'm in the "more sports, the better" camp.


I agree, unless you are watching a soccer match in person I find it about as exciting as watching paint dry. There are other sports on beIN that would be nice to have such as the FIM Superbikes, FIM Motocross, FIA Rallycross and FIA GT Series.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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There is a big soccer match tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium - Chelsea vs Inter Milan.  I'm betting that even in person, I'd be playing Candy Crush or Words With Friends.  I'd rather watch cricket, Rugby, Aussie Rules FB, Indoor Soccer, than traditional futbol.

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dhascall wrote:

There is a big soccer match tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium - Chelsea vs Inter Milan.  I'm betting that even in person, I'd be playing Candy Crush or Words With Friends.  I'd rather watch cricket, Rugby, Aussie Rules FB, Indoor Soccer, than traditional futbol.


I played soccer when I was younger, during a port visit to Monaco I went to a soccer match between Monaco and Bucharest  and when I lived in Italy I went to a couple of Napoli games.  They are much more exciting in person because the crowd and mindset of the Europeans.  I've also been to a FC Dallas match that was quite fun.  Just don't expect me to watch any on tv.  As for cricket, 1 day tests are ok, but the 3 day tests can get a little drawn out.  AT&T Stadium just held the quarter finals of the CONCAF cup and it was sold out.  What's interesting is that FIFA rules state that all games must be played on natural turf.  Jerry's world has artificial so they truck in the grass for the games. When the games are over, they donate it to a local soccer club in the DFW area.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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