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CHRISTIAN PULISIC CHATS WITH NBC SPORTS’ KYLE MARTINO AHEAD OF HIS PREMIER LEAGUE DEBUT – SEASON KICKS OFF TOMORROW

2019-2020 Premier League Season Opens Tomorrow as Liverpool Host Newly Promoted Norwich City on NBCSN and Universo; Coverage Begins at 2 P.M. ET

Every Premier League Weekend Begins at 7 A.M. ET on NBCSN, Featuring Expanded 2-Hour Premier League Mornings Live Prematch Show on Sundays

New 2:45 P.M. ET Match Windows on Saturdays, and More Sky Sports Content Highlight New Broadcast Elements for 2019-2020 Season

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 8, 2019 – Newly-acquired Chelsea player and United States Men’s National Team star Christian Pulisic chats on the pitch with former USMNT player Kyle Martino as he heads into his first Premier League season, highlighting NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2019-2020 Premier League season – which kicks off tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The 20-year-old Pulisic, a Hershey, Pa. native, who became the most expensive American soccer player in history after completing a transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea in January, is expected to make his Premier League debut on Sunday when the Blues take on Manchester United at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Click here for a preview of his discussion with Martino. The full interview will be available Friday on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports YouTube channel.

NBC Sports’ expansive coverage of the 2019-2020 Premier League season will continue to innovate across all platforms.

It all begins tomorrow, as Liverpool host newly-promoted Norwich City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Premier League Live begins tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, featuring commentary and discussion from NBC Sports’ Premier League broadcast team on-site at Anfield.

Following are new and expanded aspects of NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage for the 2019-2020 season:

  • The entire announce team is working together on-location in the U.K. for the season’s opening weekend beginning today, August 8 through Sunday, August 11
    • Extensive Premier League coverage will be presented from match grounds in the U.K. over the season’s opening three days, featuring on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations
    • NBC Sports earlier today produced its first-ever telecast from Sky studios in the U.K. as it presents today’s Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day on NBCSN
  • Expanded weekly Sunday prematch show, increasing to two hours from 7-9 a.m. ET; Now Premier League weekend coverage starts at 7 a.m. ET on both Saturday and Sunday
  • New match broadcast window kicks off at 2:45 p.m. ET on select Saturdays
  • Increased content from and synergy with Sky Sports
    • New graphic look within the broadcast and in studio
  • Broadened NBC Sports Gold offerings, including full event replays of all 380 matches and an unprecedented suite of shoulder programming with Sky Sports content
    • NBC Sports Gold debuts upgraded “Premier League Pass” and new “Premier League MatchDay Pass” with both offerings featuring 140 exclusive live matches and at least four live matches per club
  • Expanded suite of original YouTube content
    • Includes the new original series “CROSSROADS,” which debuted yesterday on YouTube.com/nbcsports and will feature new episodes every Saturday for eight consecutive weeks

Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Following is the NBCUniversal schedule for the first weekend of the Premier League season (*Schedule subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Match Network
Fri., Aug. 9 1:30 p.m. MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 9 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 9 3 p.m. Liverpool v. Norwich City NBCSN, Universo
Sat., Aug. 10 7 a.m. Premier League Mornings NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 10 7:30 a.m. West Ham v. Manchester City NBCSN, Universo
Sat., Aug. 10 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Sheffield United NBCSN, Universo
Sat., Aug. 10 10 a.m. Burnley v. Southampton NBC Sports Gold
Sat., Aug. 10 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Everton NBC Sports Gold
Sat., Aug. 10 10 a.m. Watford v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBC Sports Gold
Sat., Aug. 10 12:30 p.m. Tottenham v. Aston Villa NBC, Universo
Sat., Aug. 10 2:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBC
Sun., Aug. 11 1 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 11 7 a.m. Premier League Mornings NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 11 9 a.m. Newcastle v. Arsenal NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 11 9 a.m. Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers CNBC, Universo
Sun., Aug. 11 11:30 a.m. Manchester United v. Chelsea NBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., Aug. 11 1:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 12 12:30 a.m. Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 12 1:30 a.m. Match of the Week NBCSN

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