For the third straight year, NBC’s Premier League broadcast crew will be in England for the start of the season.
The network announced plans Wednesday for the opening weekend for its seventh season, featuring on-site coverage from three stadiums from Aug. 9-11 as well as showing off its synergy with Britain’s Sky Sports News.
“You want to start the season on the road because you want to be at the biggest events. Our job is to give the viewers the best seat in the house,” Pierre Moossa, NBC’s coordinating producer for Premier League coverage, said in a phone interview.
The studio crew of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will visit training sites for two teams, including Champions League winner Liverpool, and visit the Premier League’s VAR match center in London. NBC’s coverage begins on Aug. 8 with a transfer day deadline show in London before heading to Liverpool for the Aug. 9 opener against Norwich City.
The coverage on Aug. 10 will come from Tottenham’s new stadium in London and wrap up the following day from Old Trafford in Manchester. The Manchester United-Chelsea match could mark the…