Premiere League Season Kicks Off Today on NBC Sports
NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off today, August 11, with the first Friday night opener in the 129-year history of English football's top tier, when Arsenal host Leicester City at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special one-hour season preview show followed by Premier League Live. Coverage continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and with NBC Sports Gold's "Premier League Pass."
NBC Sports Gold - NBC Sports Digital's direct-to-consumer live streaming product - debuts "Premier League Pass" this season, which features 130 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S. The first three matches exclusive to "Premier League Pass" are at 10 .m. ET on Saturday: Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield Town, Southampton v. Swansea City, and West Bromwich Albion v. Bournemouth. "Premier League Pass" will feature more than 1,000 hours of content throughout the season. Fans can purchase today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2017-18 season of "Premier League Pass," priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Group's U.S.-based Premier League team opens the season on the road for the first time, as the entire announce team works together on-location in the United Kingdom. Similar to NBC's full in-stadium presentation of the season-opening NFL Kickoff Game for the past decade, immersive Premier League coverage will be presented on-site from the U.K. across the season's opening three days from three different grounds, featuring on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations just a few feet from the playing field.
The full schedule for week one, including matches broadcast by the Premier League using the World Feed:
|Fri., Aug. 11||1 p.m.||Season Preview from Emirates Stadium||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 11||2 p.m.||Premier League Live from Emirates Stadium||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 11||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Leicester City||NBCSN||Arlo White, Kyle Martino|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Live from American Express Community Stadium||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7:30 a.m.||Watford v. Liverpool||NBCSN||Jon Champion, Jim Beglin|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Burnley||NBCSN, Universo||Jim Proudfoot, Matt Holland|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Everton v. Stoke City||CNBC||Ian Crocker, Keith Andrews|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield Town||NBC Sports Gold||Gary Taphouse, Tony Gale|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Swansea City||NBC Sports Gold||Tony Jones, Don Goodman|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold||David Stowell, Andy Walker|
|Sat., Aug. 12||12:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester City||NBC, Universo||Arlo White, Robbie Earle|
|Sat., Aug. 12||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 13||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from Old Trafford||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||8:30 a.m.||Newcastle United v. Tottenham Hotspur||NBCSN, Universo||Jon Champion, David Prutton|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. West Ham United||NBCSN, Telemundo||Arlo White, Robbie Mustoe|
|Sun., Aug. 13||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||12 a.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 14||1 a.m.||Match of the Week|