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NBC Sports Network Lays Out Its Plans for the English Premier League

The NBC Sports group today announced its plans for coverage later this season of the English Premier League.

Beginning Saturday, August 17th through the finale on May 11, 2014, all 380 games of the 2013-14 Premier League season will be presented live on NBC Sports Group’s television and digital properties as well as other NBCUniversal channels.  Liva matches will be available on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, Mun2, the Premier League Extra Time package of overflow television channels, the NBC Sports Live Extra website and app, and other NBCUniversal channels including CNBC and USA.

Via NBC PR, here are other details of the network’s coverage next season:

  • All 380 matches presented live on television with studio pre- and post-game coverage;
  • All 380 matches streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • Games not aired on a designated NBCUniversal channel will be made available to distributors via 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;
  • Championship Sunday – May 11, 2014, when all 10 Premier League matches will be available live on a different NBCUniversal channel;
  • 76 Spanish-language telecasts, 10 on Telemundo, 66 on Mun2;
  • More than 600 hours of Premier League original programming

Here is a breakdown of some of the special Premiere League Programming:

  • Premier League Countdown – A preview of the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season;
  • Premier League Download – With the help of a number of high-profile celebrity supporters, comedians and journalists, Premier League Download will explore what it is that’s so intensely loved – and loathed – about England’s topflight league. Long-time supporters will enjoy the lively commentary, while new fans will learn the language of the only league that matters;
  • Premier League 36 – NBC Sports Network’s acclaimed36 series that follows athletes for the 36 hours leading up to a game/match/race comes to the Premier League;
  • 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 Day – A two-hour show featuring extended highlights with the natural calls of every game on Saturday. This show is modeled after the highly-regarded BBC show of the same name. Match of the Day will re-air on Sunday mornings;
  • Match of the Day 2 – A 90-minute show featuring extended highlights with the natural calls of every game on Sunday. This show is modeled after the BBC show of the same name;
  • 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.

Here is a breakdown of how many matches will be carried by each of the NBC Sports Group Networks:

NBC 20
NBCSN 154
Premier League Extra Time 184
Telemundo/Mun2 76
Other NBCU Channels 22
NBC Sports Live Extra 380

NBC also announced its roster of announcers for the coming season.

  • Arlo White will serve as the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports Group’s Barclays Premier League coverage beginning in August, calling games on-site from the U.K.;
  • Former Premier League stars Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux will join White, on-site in the U.K. as analysts on NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage;
  • Legendary U.K. footballer and presenter Gary Linekerwill serve as a special contributor to NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage, and occasionally host on-site studio coverage in the U.K.;
  • Former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle and former English footballer Robbie Mustoe will serve as studio analysts, alongside studio host Rebecca Lowefrom NBC Sports Group’s Premier League studio in Stamford, Conn.
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Sports Media Digest- February 23, 2013

Posnanski Joins NBC Sports Group–  The writing tour of Joe Posnanski has now dropped him with the NBC Sports Group.  The network announced yesterday that the former Sports Illustrated and Sports on Earth columnist will be the national columnist for NBCSports.com and will also contribute to GolfChannel.com, NBCOlympics.com, NBCSports.com’s SportTalk blogs, including HardballTalk, as well as to the websites of the NBC Sports Regional Networks.

ESPN Radio Announces New Weekend Line-Up-  ESPN Radio has announced that it has revamped its weekend line-up, adding as hosts New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica and ESPN New York lead columinst Ian O’Connor.  Each will host shows Sunday mornings.  Other programs were also moved to different time slots.  Here is the new ESPN Radio weekend schedule effective 2/24/13:

Saturday
1-2a ESPNU College Basketball Now with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg
2-3a Inside the Huddle with John Clayton
3-4a Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
4-5a Inside the Huddle with John Clayton
5-6a Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
6-7a RaceDay with Pat Patterson
7-8a ESPNU College Basketball Now with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg
8-noon Dari & Mel with Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper, Jr.
Noon-4p Freddie Coleman Show
4-8p Bram Weinstein Show
8p-1a SportsCenter Tonight

SUNDAY
6-7a RaceDay with Pat Paterson
7-9a The Ian O’Connor Show
9-11a The Mike Lupica Show
11a-3p The Freddie Coleman Show
3-7p SportsCenter Sunday
7-10p SportsCenter Tonight
10p-1a The V Show with Bob Valvano

Cavs/Bulls Next NBA TV Fan Night Telecast– NBA TV has announced that fans have selected the Cavaliers at the Bulls for the Tuesday’s Fan Night game telecast.  Tip-off is 8:00p.m ET.  Here is the list of games from which fans can select the Fan Night telecast for March 5th: Boston Celtics @ Charlotte Bobcats; Los Angeles Lakers @ Orlando Magic; New Orleans Hornets @ Brooklyn Nets; Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat; or Dallas Mavericks @ Milwaukee Bucks.

NBC Sports Attains Rights to Formula One Racing

The NBC Sports Group and Formula One Management have agreed to a four year deal where the network will have  exclusive U.S. media rights to all Formula One Grand Prix races, qualifying and practice sessions on all platforms and devices.

NBC Sports will televise 20 Formula One races — four on NBC and 16 on NBC Sports Network — as well as qualifying, practice sessions, studio shows and re-airs that amount to more than 100 hours of programming annually. The Grand Prix of Canada in June as well as the final three races of the 2013 season in November will air on NBC, while the remaining 16 races will air on NBC Sports Network.

All 20 Formula One races will be live streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live-stream platform that is available online at NBCSports.com as well as on mobile and tablet apps.

“We are thrilled to add the top international open-wheel racing series to our already-strong motorsports portfolio,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. “Formula 1 is a perfect fit for the NBC Sports Group as it provides content across three platforms – broadcast, cable and digital – for nine months a year with more than 100 hours of premier programming annually.”

“NBC and its various media assets have a huge profile throughout the United States and I am obviously delighted to have concluded this agreement. I feel that they will promote Formula One to a level not seen before in the United States,” said Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One Group™ CEO. “I very much look forward to working with NBC. Together, we will endeavour to broaden the scope of Formula One coverage available to U.S. viewers incorporating additional digital content in particular that has not been available before.”

Here is the proposed Formula One schedule on NBC for 2013:

2013 FORMULA 1™ SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE; TIMES TBA)

Date Grand Prix Network*
Sunday, March 17 Australia NBC Sports Network
Sunday, March 24 Malaysia NBC Sports Network
Sunday, April 14 China NBC Sports Network
Sunday, April 21 Bahrain NBC Sports Network
Sunday, May 12 Spain (Barcelona) NBC Sports Network
Sunday, May 26 Monaco NBC Sports Network
Sunday, June 9 Canada NBC
Sunday, June 16 TBD NBC Sports Network
Sunday, June 30 United Kingdom NBC Sports Network
Sunday, July 14 Germany NBC Sports Network
Sunday, July 28 Hungary NBC Sports Network
Sunday, Aug. 25 Belgium NBC Sports Network
Sunday, Sept. 8 Italy NBC Sports Network
Sunday, Sept. 22 Singapore NBC Sports Network
Sunday, Oct. 6 Korea NBC Sports Network
Sunday, Oct. 13 Japan NBC Sports Network
Sunday, Oct. 27 India NBC Sports Network
Sunday, Nov. 3 Abu Dhabi NBC
Sunday, Nov. 17 USA (Austin) NBC
Sunday, Nov. 24 Brazil NBC

 

NBC Sports Group’s 2012-2013 NHL Broadcast Schedule

It is still unclear to what extent we will have an NHL season this year as the league and players work toward a new collective bargaining agreement.

Nevertheless, the NHL has a schedule in place for 2012-2013 and the national television coverage for the season has been released.

NBC Sports Group has the national television rights to the NHL in the United States and unveiled its schedule today.

More than 100 regular season games will air on NBC and the NBC Sports Network.  The network will also have coverage of the NHL Winter Classic, the All-Star Game and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NBC Sports Network will have exclusive rights to action on Wednesday nights.  The network will also continue to produce its pre and post game NHL Live and NHL Overtime programs.

NBC will telecast 14 games this season, with it’s Game of the Week coverage beginning on January 20th.  Here is the schedule:

Date Away Home Time
Friday, November 23 New York Rangers Boston 1 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 Toronto Detroit 1 p.m.
Sunday, January 20 Philadelphia Chicago 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 3 Los Angeles Washington 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 Los Angeles Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 Detroit Minnesota 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 Pittsburgh Buffalo 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 Boston Chicago 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 Chicago Detroit 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 Chicago Philadelphia 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 Boston Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 Boston Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 Washington Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 New York Rangers Philadelphia 3 p.m.

Coverage on the NBC Sports Network begins on opening night, October 11th. Here is its complete schedule:

Date Away Home Time
Thursday, October 11 Boston Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 11 St. Louis Colorado 10 p.m.
Friday, October 12 New York Rangers Los Angeles 10:30 p.m.
Monday, October 15 Florida Washington 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16 Detroit Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17 New York Rangers New Jersey 7:30 p.m.
Monday, October 22 Florida New York Islanders 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23 Detroit Columbus 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24 New Jersey Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Monday, October 29 Washington Minnesota 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30 Los Angeles St. Louis 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31 Pittsburgh Washington 7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 5 Pittsburgh Chicago 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7 Pittsburgh Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13 Dallas Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14 Washington New York Rangers 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 15Monday, November 19 San JosePittsburgh DallasDetroit 8 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20 Montreal New Jersey 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21 Tampa Bay Carolina 7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 26 Minnesota Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 27 New Jersey Boston 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 28 Chicago Minnesota 8 p.m.
Monday, December 3 Buffalo Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 4 San Jose Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5 New York Rangers Washington 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 10 Boston Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11 Pittsburgh Washington 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12 Minnesota St. Louis 8 p.m.
Monday, December 17 Buffalo Montreal 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18 Phoenix St. Louis 8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19 New Jersey Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 26 Washington Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 31 New York Rangers Florida 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 2 New York Rangers Chicago 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 6 Detroit Chicago 8 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8 Tampa Bay Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9 Boston Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 13 Boston New York Rangers 7:30 p.m.
Monday, January 14 Dallas Colorado 9 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15 Anaheim Minnesota 8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16 St. Louis Chicago 8 p.m.
Thursday, January 17 San Jose Minnesota 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 20 Detroit St. Louis 12:30 or 7:30 p.m.
Monday, January 21 Los Angeles Nashville 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22 San Jose St. Louis 8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 23 Colorado Dallas 8 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29 Boston St. Louis 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 Montreal Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 4 Boston Colorado 9 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5 Los Angeles Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 6 Buffalo Boston 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 Detroit St. Louis 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12 Pittsburgh Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13 Chicago Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 14 San Jose Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 Philadelphia New York Rangers 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19 Detroit Chicago 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20 Philadelphia Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 24 Tampa Bay Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 25 New York Rangers Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26 Buffalo Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27 Washington Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 Pittsburgh St. Louis 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 4 Montreal Boston 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5 Tampa Bay New Jersey 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 Colorado Chicago 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 Boston Washington 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 11 Colorado Los Angeles 10 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12 Phoenix Minnesota 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13 Philadelphia New Jersey 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 Buffalo Washington 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 18 San Jose Dallas 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 Phoenix Nashville 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20 New York Rangers Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 Philadelphia Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 25 Los Angeles Dallas 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26 Buffalo Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27 Montreal Boston 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 Chicago Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 1 Minnesota Chicago 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2 Nashville St. Louis 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3 Pittsburgh New York Rangers 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 St. Louis Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 8 Buffalo Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9 Los Angeles Dallas 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 Boston New Jersey 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 Dallas Minnesota 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 Boston Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 San Jose Phoenix 9 p.m.

NBC Sports Coverage of the Olympics, Day -1 and Day 0

The Olympic Games got started today with Women’s soccer and will continue tomorrow as the men get going on the pitch.

This all leads to the official opening ceremony which will be held on Friday.  Unlike all the other events, NBC will not be airing the Opening Ceremony live, either on television or online.

Here is the schedule form the NBC Networks for the Olympics over the next two days:

THURSDAY, JULY 26 (Day -1)

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Qualifying Round
Honduras vs. Morocco (LIVE)
Mexico vs. South Korea (LIVE)
United Arab Emirates vs. Uruguay (LIVE)
Great Britain vs. Senegal (LIVE)
Belarus vs. New Zealand

MSNBC

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Qualifying Round
Spain vs. Japan (LIVE)
Gabon vs. Switzerland (LIVE)
Brazil vs. Egypt (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Qualifying Round
Honduras vs. Morocco (LIVE)
Mexico vs. South Korea (LIVE)
United Arab Emirates vs. Uruguay (LIVE)
Great Britain vs. Senegal (LIVE)
Spain vs. Japan
Gabon vs. Switzerland
Egypt vs. Brazil
Belarus vs. New Zealand

TELEMUNDO

6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (LIVE)
Men’s Soccer – Qualifying Round
Mexico vs. South Korea (LIVE)
Honduras vs. Morocco (LIVE)
Brazil vs. Egypt (LIVE)
United Arab Emirates vs. Uruguay (LIVE)
Midnight – 1 a.m. (ET/PT)
Soccer Highlights Show

FRIDAY, JULY 27 (Day 0)

NBC

7:30 p.m. – Midnight (ET/PT)
Opening Ceremony

 

 

NBC Sports Extends Deal for Tour de France

The NBC Sports Group and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) today announced a 10-year multi-platform extension that includes exclusive U.S. television, digital and mobile rights for the Tour de France through 2023.

The new deal begins in 2014 and ensures that the NBC Sports Group will continue as the exclusive U.S. television home of the Tour de France, with live coverage of every stage, including live coverage on NBC each year.

Included in the deal is NBC’s coverage of other ASO events; including the Dakar Rally and the Paris Marathon, as well as spring classic cycling events including Paris Nice, Criterium International, Criterium du Dauphine, Paris Roubaix, Fleche Wallonne, Liege Bastogne Liege and the Paris Tours.

“The Tour de France has long been one of the tent pole events on the NBC Sports Network schedule, and now will be an integral part of our NBC broadcast schedule, with live coverage each year,” said Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network in a press release. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the ASO on all of its properties for another decade.”

“We are very happy to see the Tour de France exposure growing in the United States,” said Yann le Moënner, Managing Director of ASO, organizers of the Tour de France. “Our long term agreement will give us the opportunity to work with the skilled storytellers at NBC to build a beautiful sports story during the next ten years. Beyond the Tour de France, this agreement continues NBC Sports Network’s coverage of all other ASO sporting events such as Paris-Roubaix, Dakar Rally and Paris Marathon, which will benefit from a large exposure on NBC Sports Group platforms.”

NBC Sports Set for Wide Coverage of The Players Championship

Considered golf’s fifth major, the The Players Championship, will be given extensive coverage this week on the networks of NBC Sports Group.

The network plans on over 70 hours of coverage, including 22 hours of tournament action on the Golf Channel and NBC.

Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller will anchor Golf Channel on NBC coverage from the 18th tower. They will be joined by tower reporters Gary Koch (17th hole) and Peter Jacobsen (14th hole); on-course reporters Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing and Dottie Pepper; interviewer/essayist Jimmy Roberts and Golf World’s Tim Rosaforte. Steve Sands will conduct post-round interviews during weekend coverage.

Hicks and Miller also will join Golf Channel’s coverage Thursday and Friday, rotating with Terry Gannon and Nick Faldo. Jacobsen, Sands and Koch will provide tower coverage for Golf Channel while Rolfing, Maltbie and Pepper will work both the tower and the course for Golf Channel. Phil Parkin also will report from the course both days, and Kelly Tilghman will serve as show host. Roberts will conduct post-round interviews.

Here is the entire NBC Sports Group schedule of The Players championship: (Programming began yesterday)

Tuesday, May 8
Morning Drive 7-11 a.m.
Live From THE PLAYERS 2-4 p.m. (news conferences)
Live From THE PLAYERS 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9
Morning Drive 7-9 a.m.
Live From THE PLAYERS 2-4 p.m. (news conferences)
Grey Goose 19th Hole 6-7 p.m.
Live From THE PLAYERS 7-9 p.m.
Thursday, and Friday, May 10-11
Morning Drive 7-10 a.m.
Live From THE PLAYERS 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
THE PLAYERS 1-7 p.m.
Live From THE PLAYERS 7-9 a.m.
THE PLAYERS 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (Re-air)
Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13
Morning Drive 7-10 a.m.
Live From THE PLAYERS 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Live From THE PLAYERS (NBC) 1:30-2 p.m.
THE PLAYERS (NBC) 2-7 p.m.
Live From THE PLAYERS 7-9 p.m.