We are just one month away from seeing if the NBC Sports Group and their parent company NBC Universal have guessed right about soccer. The network paided out an estimated $250 million dollars for the rights to the Premier League
This week the network debuted their plans on what soccer fans can look for starting on August 17th when the league gets underway.
Coverage begins at 7 a.m.ET on NBC Sports Network and will continue throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal as well as streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.
They will make available in the United States all 380 games from the world’s most popular soccer 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.
Here is a look inside the numbers on the NBC Sports Group coverage::
1610+ Total hours of Premier League programming annually
600 Hours of original and weekly studio programming
380 Live TV games across NBC, NBC Sports Network, Premier League Extra Time, and additional NBCUniversal networks – more televised Premier League games than ever before
380 Live Premier League games streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra – across desktop, tablet and mobile via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD
customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
196 Live games on NBCUniversal television networks
184 Live television games presented by Premier League Extra Time – at no extra cost to fans or TV providers
15+ Former players working on Premier League coverage for NBC Sports Group (includes talent, research and production)
10 Games on Championship Sunday (May 11, 2014) presented simultaneously at 11 AM ET on 10 NBCUniversal channels (10 games, 10 channels)
7 Days each week with Premier League programming on NBCUniversal networks
5 Weekly Premier League magazine/studio/highlight shows
2 U.S. sports networks with major August 17 debuts
Here is the networks new promo.