NBCUNIVERSAL PRESENTS UNPRECEDENTED COVERAGE OF PREMIER LEAGUE'S "CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY" ON MAY 11
10 Matches Kick off Simultaneously at 10 a.m. ET on the Networks of NBCUniversal; Highlighted by Manchester City v. West Ham United on NBC and Liverpool v. Newcastle on NBCSN
Premier League Live Pregame Kicks off at 9 AM ET on CNBC
NBC to Present Special Season Wrap-up Postgame Show at 12 Noon ET
Washington, New York, Baltimore, Boston & Seattle Top U.S. Cities in Premier League Viewership
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
Stamford, Conn. - May 7, 2014 - NBCUniversal presents the most extensive and comprehensive "Championship Sunday" programming plans ever in the U.S. with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, Spanish-language networks Telemundo and mun2 will each televise one match.
NBC hosts coverage of first-place Manchester City v. West Ham, with a Man City win crowning them Premier League champions for the second time in three seasons. Second-place Liverpool face Newcastle Sunday on NBCSN, needing a Manchester City loss and a victory of their own to win their first-ever Premier League title. Liverpool's Luis Suárez also can break the 38-match season Premier League scoring record with one goal, surpassing the record of 31 goals that he currently shares with Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and Alan Shearer (1995-96).
Premier League "Championship Sunday" matches on May 11 will be televised live on the following networks of NBCUniversal, all at 10 a.m. ET:
Date Time Home v. Away Network
Sat., May 10 5:30 p.m. Premier League Countdown: Championship Sunday NBCSN
Sun., May 11 9 a.m. Premier League Live CNBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Manchester City v. West Ham United NBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Newcastle United NBCSN
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur v. Aston Villa USA
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Cardiff City v. Chelsea CNBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Norwich City v. Arsenal MSNBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Hull City v. Everton Bravo
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Southampton v. Manchester United Syfy
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Sunderland v. Swansea City Esquire Network
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Fulham v. Crystal Palace E!
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. West Bromwich Albion v. Stoke City Oxygen
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Manchester City v. West Ham United mun2*
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Newcastle United Telemundo*
Sun., May 11 Noon Goal Zone NBC, NBCSN
Sun., May 11 2 p.m. Premier League Live: The Champions NBCSN
In addition, all 10 Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets (further details below).
NBCUniversal's "Championship Sunday" coverage kicks off May 11 at 9 a.m. ET with an exclusive Premier League Live pregame show on CNBC featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.
Lowe, Mustoe, Earle and Martino will return following the matches for a special Goal Zone season wrap-up postgame show on NBC at 12 Noon ET. NBCSN will simulcast Goal Zone. At 2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN wraps up the day's coverage with a special Premier League Live: The Champions.
A special one-hour Premier League Countdown: Championship Sunday preview show airs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN featuring Lowe, Mustoe, Earle and Martino.
Heading into "Championship Sunday," more than 30.5 million Americans have tuned into NBCUniversal's coverage of the Premier League in 2013-14 - more than double the 13.3 million who tuned in last season on ESPN/ESPN2/Fox Soccer.
Following are the 15 U.S. markets with the highest combined full-season NBC/NBCSN rating for Premier League matches:
1. Washington, DC 9. Providence
2. New York 10. Philadelphia
3. Baltimore 11. Chicago
4. Boston 12. Buffalo
5. Seattle 13. Tampa
6. Richmond 14. Orlando
7. San Fran.-Oakland 15. Miami
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra - the NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets - will stream all 10 Premier League "Championship Sunday" matches. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play. Matches airing on:
· NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
· The nine non-NBC matches will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via "TV Everywhere," which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
The interactive Premier League Game Finder can be accessed at http://www.nbcsports.com/ExtraTime.
To date, AT&T U-verse(R), Bright House Networks, Cablevision's Optimum, Comcast's Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable have opted to carry the additional Premier League matches via the Premier League Extra Time package, and AT&T U-verse, Cablevision's Optimum, Charter, Comcast's Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS will make all Premier League games available through TV Everywhere. Additionally, over 100 NCTC partners 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. In some cases, the Premier League Extra Time package will be available in select markets.
With "Championship Sunday," NBC Sports Group concludes the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world with all 380 Premier League matches available live in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. In total, NBC Sports Group presented more than 1,600 hours of Premier League programming.