Barclays Premier League Set for U.S. Debut via NBCUniversal and XFINITY

This Saturday, August 17, the world’s most celebrated professional soccer organization–Barclays Premier League (BPL)–will begin an unprecedented television presence in the United States via the networks of NBCUniversal and XFINITY. For the first time ever, all 10 matches each week (380 total) will be televised live on TV in the States and streamed live on web and mobile devices via NBC Sports Live Extra.

From August through Championship Sunday on May 11, 2014, Premier League matches will air live from the United Kingdom every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. ET until approximately 3:00 p.m ET, with additional matches Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET, and Mondays at 3:00 p.m. ET. So what does this mean for XFINITY subscribers? It means you’ll be able to watch the very best international soccer stars on multiple platforms like never before. It’s the ultimate fix for Premier League fans.

What follows is a brief breakdown of the general package being offered and how you can access weekly multi-platform coverage across NBC networks, plus live match streaming and replays via XFINITY ON Demand. To get you started, we created an easy-to-use watch guide with rDVR and TV Reminder tools for the linear lineup as well as links to live streaming feeds for the matches online this weekend.

Premier League Extra Time

Each Week, 5-6 of the 10 Premier League matches will be featured live on the networks of NBC, including NBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, mun2, CNBC and additional channels. The remaining matches, known as “overflow matches,” will be available to you live via an innovative feature accessible through the XFINITY ON Demand menu. These overflow matches will generally air at 10 a.m. ET on Saturdays and occasionally at other times throughout the weekend. There’s also a nifty Gamefinder where you can enter your ZIP code and select cable provider to find matches each week.

Here’s the important part: XFINITY customers can watch Premier League Extra Time overflow matches live ON Demand via the following category path: Sports & Fitness > Premier League > Live Matches.

Premier League Replays ON Demand

In addition to one-of-a-kind live access to all 10 weekly matches on TV and online, XFINITY customers can watch a limited number of full match replays (subject to rights) ON Demand. To access these replays, all you need to do is go to the ON Demand menu and use the following category path: Sports & Fitness > Premier League > Match Replays. 

For a more detailed programming overview click here, and be sure to check out our watch guide below for this weekend’s kick off.

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