The English Premier League is a getting a new network home in the U.S.—at least on Saturdays.
NBC plans to announce on Thursday that USA Network, part of the NBC Universal group, will air a weekly Premier League match throughout the 2015-16 season. Most of the USA Network matches will air on Saturdays in the 10 a.m. ET window. USA Network’s first telecast will be this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, featuring Watford at Everton. For the season, USA Network is expected to televise more than 40 weekend Premier League games. That means there will be two live matches on most Saturdays for the 10 a.m. ET window, with games on NBCSN and USA.
As previously reported, the networks of NBCUniversal will present at least five games each week in the season’s first two months on NBC and NBCSN, with all games preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows. All remaining Premier League matches will be made available on Premier League Extra Time.