NBC Sports Network To Present First-Ever Premier League Breakaway on New Year’s Day
NBCSN presents the first-ever Premier League Breakaway, a special two-hour show featuring RedZone-like live look-ins on the best action from all eight Premier League matches on New Year’s Day, Thurs., Jan. 1, in the 10 a.m. ET window. In addition, all eight matches will be available in their entirety via live stream on NBC Sports Live Extra and on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN. Premier League Breakaway will also be available on NBC Sports Live Extra.
NBC Sports Group’s Breakaway program gives viewers the most compelling action in real time and on replay, including every goal in every match, so viewers won’t miss a single score or key play. Rebecca Lowe will guide the program as it cuts from match to match to follow the most important stories with minimal interruption.
The eight matches in Premier League Breakaway will feature seven of the Premier League’s top 10 goal scorers, including Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez (9 goals, fourth-most in BPL) and Queens Park Rangers’ Charlie Austin (11 goals, third-most in BPL), as well as Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré. At the end of the telecast, Premier League Breakaway will feature a comprehensive recap of all the action.
In addition, NBCSN will present Stoke City v. Manchester United at 7:45 a.m. ET and Tottenham v. Chelsea at 12:30 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day.
Lowe will be joined by U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe for Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows.
NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available 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 via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to 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 Live Extra app is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.