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4 days until Premier League season begins on NBC Sports

Aug 13, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

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For those eagle-eyed observers out there, you may have noticed we added a countdown clock to our homepage at PST.

We’re pretty excited about the start of the new Premier League season. Not long to go now.

In fact there’s less than four days until the start of the 2013-14 Premier League campaign and we’ve been very busy previewing every aspect of the new season over here at PST.

Check out our extensive team-by-team previews. While we have also started counting down five players to watch in each position this term. The goalkeepers and defenders have been covered… more to come in the next few days.

So, four days from today – on Saturday, August 17 – NBC Sports Group kicks off the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world. Coverage begins at 7 AM ET on NBC Sports Network with the Liverpool-Stoke City match and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.

Find out the TV schedule for all the games live on NBC Sports.

PREMIER LEAGUE NUMBER OF THE DAY: 4

Newly promoted Crystal Palace have earned promotion to the Premier League on 4 separate occasions. Palace hope that this Premier League stay lasts longer than their previous stints, each of which lasted just one season.

Over at NBCSports.com, they caught up with NBC Sports’ Premier League analyst Kyle Martino and asked him a few questions ahead of the new season. Here’s what the former US national team and MLS star had to say.

What I am most looking forward to this Premier League season is…

One of the most wide-open title races since the Premier League’s founding in 1992.

I am preparing for this season of telecasts by…

Only looking up from my phone or laptop to eat.

Before I go on air, I need…

1 gallon of hairspray and a high-five.

There is no way…

[Crystal] Palace are staying up.

If I’m not watching soccer…

I’m figuring out why I’m not watching soccer.

NBC Sports Group will make available in the United States all 380 games from the Premier League. That’s more than anywhere else on the globe (including the U.K.).  All games will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

  1. rhamje - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    You know what would be nice? A single NBC website where I could see the entire schedule in local time with the channel numbers for my system. I need to DVR a lot of the games because of the time zones.

    DirecTV has yet to announce where the Extra Time channel will be. I’m beginning to wonder if they were lying about offering it.

    Nobody is yet making it really easy to watch.

    • danielofthedale - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      Looks like the Extra Time games on DirecTV will be on Channels 491-495

  2. konmtu - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    I think NBC has done a lot to let people know when games are. They have their regular showtimes laid out. With the Premier League it is difficult to project very far into the future because when teams have Champions League or Europa League games, the EPL will bump their Saturday games to Sunday to allow for a break. Cup games will also factor into the schedule as teams advance in those tournaments, also.

  3. chocolateatom - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    No word from Comcast yet if we will even get the Extra Time package. I had heard it was a nationwide rollout, but now hearing reports of reps telling people it is select markets only. If that’s the case, Comcast sucks and I am leaving.

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