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Soccer fans rejoice: NBC Sports goes all in with Premier League

By Ron Ledgard Published: April 16, 2013

Here are some highlights from Sports Illustrated of what NBC Sports is planning for its coverage of the English Premier League when it takes over the TV rights this summer. The season will kick off Aug. 17.


• Premier League Goal Zone -- A 30-minute program airing after Sunday matches with highlights of every goal scored on Saturday and Sunday.

• Match of the Day -- A two-hour Saturday show on NBC Sports Network modeled after the BBC show of the same name. Match of the Day will re-air Sunday mornings.

• Match of the Day 2 -- A 90-minute program featuring extended highlights with the natural calls of every game Sunday.

• Match of the Week --NBC Sports Network will re-air the best match of the weekend in its entirety Sunday night.

• Premier League 36 -- An original series that follows EPL players for 36 hours leading up to a game.

• Game Cut-Downs -- NBC Sports Network will air a two-hour show Monday nights featuring cut-down versions of Manchester United and Manchester City matches. On Tuesdays the network will feature Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur matches.

• Premier League Download -- A weekly show featuring high-profile celebrity supporters and journalists discussing the Premier League.

• Barclays Premier League World -- A weekly magazine show produced by the Premier League.

• Barclays Premier League Preview -- A weekly show (also produced by the league) previewing the upcoming week's matches.

• Barclays Premier League Review -- A weekly show produced by the league that recaps all the matches from the past week.

• Premier League Countdown -- A preview of the 2013-14 Premier League season.

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