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Premier League on NBC: Watching on TV, online (and an FAQ)

Aug 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT


With the start of the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League now upon us, we wanted to try and give fans one last primer on how best to watch all the action.

Where can I watch the games?

Below is a broadcast schedule that highlights which games will be on NBC and NBCSN.

Saturday’s matches:

7:45 a.m. ET: Liverpool v. Stoke — NBCSN
10 a.m. ET: Arsenal v. Aston Villa — NBCSN
12:30 p.m. ET: Swansea City v. Manchester United — NBC

Sunday’s matches:

8:30 a.m. ET: Crystal Palace v. Tottenham Hotspur — NBCSN
11 a.m. ET: Chelsea v. Hull City – NBCSN

Monday’s match:

3 p.m. ET: Manchester City v. Newcastle United – NBCSN

Every game, whether it is being shown on broadcast or not, will be live-streamed online at Extra and on mobile and tablet devices at NBC Sports Live Extra.

The full schedule each week will be available here.

And games that are not being shown on NBC and NBCSN may be available for you to watch on your televisions via Premier League Live Extra, which is a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost for each of their customers who receives NBC Sports Network.

What is the difference between “Live Extra” and “Extra Time”?

Both of these products provide fans a way to watch as many games as possible. What differentiates them is which devices one uses.

NBC Sports Live Extra allows you to watch every game online at and on iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices with the free NBC Sports Live Extra app. Extra Time is only on your TV.

What additional programming is available?

In addition to all the live action, there will be pre-match, halftime and post-match studio shows.

Then on Saturday night at 11 p.m. ET (set your DVRs), NBCSN will roll out its Match of the Day show, a two hour program featuring cut-down highlights of all the games, studio analysis and soundbites from players and managers across the league.

Immediately following the matches on Sunday, NBCSN will feature Premier League Goal Zone showing all the best goals from Saturday and Sunday. Then at 11 p.m. ET on Sunday, check out the Match of the Day 2 show for 90 more minutes of highlights, analysis and interviews.

Other programs include:

  • Premier League Goal Zone — A 30-minute program airing after the matches on Sunday with highlights of all the goals scored on Saturday and Sunday;
  • Game Cut-Downs — On Monday nights, NBCSN will present a two-hour show featuring cut-down versions of the Manchester United and Manchester City matches. On Tuesdays, a two-hour program will feature the Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham matches;
  • Match of the Week — On Sunday nights, NBCSN will re-air the best match of the weekend in its entirety;
  • Barclays Premier League World — A weekly magazine show produced by Premier League;
  • Barclays Premier League Preview — A weekly show produced by Premier League that previews the upcoming week’s matches;
  • Barclays Premier League Review — A weekly show produced by Premier League that recaps all the matches from the past week.

Will you have video highlights and full-game replays?

Throughout the season Pro Soccer Talk will provide one-stop shopping for all your Premier League news, highlights and analysis. We will be posting all video highlights of the matches, which can also be found here. The only catch is that per Premier League rules, highlights will not be released until early evening on the day of a match.

For Week 1, the only match that will be available as a full match replay online will be Saturday’s Swansea City v. Manchester United match. In subsequent weeks, we will make the majority of matches available online as full match replays.

If you have any additional questions about the coverage, please use the comments below and we will make our best efforts to respond.

  1. philkreutzer - Sep 14, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Hunting is on in place of the Chelsea Everton game, and there’s no sound on the live stream. This is absurd!

  2. adamdeforest - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    And what happened to the Barclays Premier League Review Show. My dad is a 65 year old Englishman whose favorite hour in the entire week was Sunday evenings at 8pm when he got to sit down and watch the review show. He was as giddy as a schoolboy before every episode, and NBC sports has taken that away from him.

    It says above, in NBC’s extremely confident and ultimately misleading press release that it will be offered, but so far, I’ve seen it offered once at like 2am on a Wednesday, and then in subsequent weeks not at all.

    Presumably NBC paid a lot of money to outbid Fox for the rights to the premier league, and needs to recoup that investment by attracting advertising dollars on the station. Given that they haven’t responded to comments on this message board for a month, the only way to pressure NBC sports into making changes, including all of the above changes related to replays and not completely spoiling our enjoyment by showing/broadcasting the scores of other games, is for all unhappy viewers to contact the advertisers directly and just tell them that we are specifically NOT going to buy their products because their company’s advertising dollars are going to support an NBC sports channel that has hijacked and screwed up the soccer-watching experience for millions of soccer enthusiasts in this country. Even if only 10,000 of those million-odd viewers actually contacted the advertisers, the complaints would very quickly move up the chain to the point that someone in upper management would have to contact NBC sports and say essentially “We’ve got thousands of people specifically NOT buying our products because we’re advertising on your channel. This is not exactly what we had in mind when we bought TV spots from you. Either make a change, or we’re not buying any more spots.” NBC sports, at this point, seems not to care about their viewers, but you can be damn sure they care about their advertisers, that’s the revenue that runs the machine. So, get active, disgruntled BPL lovers. Be the change you want to see.

    Alternatively, NBC sports, come back into the comments section and tell us you’ve heard us, and you’re working to make the necessary changes, and that we don’t need to send nasty emails to all your advertisers because of what you’ve done to our soccer.

    • loganclan - Nov 10, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      So sympathetic. I found it through the smart search function on Direct TV. Odd times, but I set to record. Caveat: there’s some hockey review bull***t show that runs into the hour that EPL Review Show is supposed to be broadcast, so add some time to your recording if you don’t want to have the last 15 minutes cut off!
      I did write to NBC proper to complain.

  3. jeffm7 - Sep 24, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Well I think NBC has effectively ‘channeled’ us back to American Football. Freedom of Choice ? Only if you like what we get the most money for showing…..Fox Soccer Channel was welcome programming and got me to pay for premium television. No more. Hello Basic Cable and live streaming from England.

    Give us the Premier League Review Show. It is one hour of programming that really brings the bits and pieces NBC calls soccer programming together into something that makes sense.

    • poler626 - Nov 24, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      I’m really starting to think they are sucking on purpose so that we go back to watching American Football. I can’t believe that this network still can’t get replays right online and on the app; everybody else does. I hope someone else buys the rights next season because NBC Sports sucks!

  4. leonidas64 - Dec 22, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Have you fixed the replays yet
    Have you fixed the replays yet
    Have you fixed the replays yet
    Have you fixed the replays yet
    Have you fixed the replays yet
    Have you fixed the replays yet

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