NBCU’s Peacock to Stream 175-Plus Premier League Soccer Games Exclusively Next Season

NBCU’s Peacock to Stream 175-Plus Premier League Soccer Games Exclusively Next Season

Peacock is getting its hands — or, more accurately, feet — on a big batch of the U.K.’s Premier League soccer matches. NBCUniversal’s Peacock, set to launch nationally July 15, will be the exclusive U.S. home for more than 175 Premier League matches during the 2020-21 season, available only to subscribers of the Peacock Premium tier. All told, Peacock Premium will present more than 1,500 hours of Premier League live games and related programming, including full-event on-demand replays for all 380 of the league’s matches (after 9 p.m. ET on the day of the games). With the move, the media company is killing off NBC Sports Gold’s Premier League Pass subscription service, which had previously carried a slew of the soccer league’s games in the U.S. NBCU is putting its shoulder into Peacock as its key strategic streaming destination for a broad range of programming, including sports, news, late-night and comedy content, library TV content and movies, and a slate of originals. Premier League soccer will still air on NBC broadcast and NBCSN cable networks, with plans for “extensive” live match coverage, according to NBCU. The Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on nbcsports.com and the NBC Sports app. Upcoming live sports scheduled to be on Peacock include a new primetime Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff game in January 2021; the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics; U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and Ryder Cup golf; and the recently ...
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