Quick Bit: Premier League fans in the United States will have access to every game this season across various broadcast and streaming platforms.

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With Manchester City crowned as two-time defending champions last campaign, the 2022-23 Premier League season begins anew, with the Citizens looking for the famous three-peat.

It’s an early start to the Premier League campaign, looking to fit as many fixtures in as possible before a break for the 2022 World Cup.

The Premier League also has a new lead voice in the United States, with NBC’s coverage making a change on the mic for the 2022-23 English top flight season. The change comes alongside NBC’s new rights package, with a $2.7 billion deal signed in November, 2021 and into effect this season.

Premier League fans in the United States will have broad access to every game this season across NBC’s various broadcast and streaming platforms.

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The Sporting News breaks down all you need to know about watching the Premier League in the U.S. in 2022-23:

How to watch the Premier League in the USA

Dates: Aug. 6, 2022-May 28, 2023
TV channels: NBC, USA Network
Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
Streaming: Peacock, NBCSports.com (authenticated cable, satellite & telco subscribers), fuboTV

Premier League matches can be seen in the United States across NBC’s various broadcast and streaming platforms.

Landmark matches will be aired on NBC’s flagship station, available to all households in the country over free-to-air television. Other matches with cable designation will be broadcast on USA Network. The rest of the slate is sent to NBC’s streaming platform Peacock, which requires a premium subscription to access.

How to watch USA Network

USA Network can be found on most cable and satellite packages, including:

AT&T U-verse HD: Channel 1125
Charter Spectrum HD: Channel 760
Comcast XFINITY TV HD: Channel 823
Cox Communication HD: Channel 1028
DirecTV HD: Channel 242
DISH Network HD: Channel 105
Time Warner Cable HD: Channel 55, 101
Verizon FiOS: Channel 550

Channel listings may vary by market, and could be updated by the provider to a different channel at any time.

USA Network is also available via most streaming services, including:

YouTube TV
Sling TV (Blue package)
Hulu + Live TV
DirecTV Stream

Subscribers to fuboTV will be able to stream matches as usual that air on USA Network, NBC network, Telemundo and Universo.

What happened to NBCSN?

NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua first announced the shutdown of NBCSN to employees in a memo on January 22, 2021, and then formally made it public later in the year.

NBC has been tight-lipped on the exact reason why NBCSN is being shut down, only calling it “part of a larger transition” in the internal memo.

It’s widely speculated that the shutdown of NBCSN is part of the company’s desire to push more sports content to its Peacock streaming service, hoping to entice fans to pay for a monthly subscription.

The network was first launched in 1995 as the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), carrying mainly outdoor sports, and then was rebranded to Versus (2006) with the acquisition of other sports properties, before ultimately becoming NBCSN in 2012.

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Who is commentating Premier League matches?

The main play-by-play commentator for NBC’s Premier League coverage in the 2022-23 season is Peter Drury.

Drury is in his first season as lead commentator for NBC’s Premier League coverage, replacing Arlo White who was not re-signed after the expiration of his contract. White was the lead commentator for NBC’s Premier League coverage since the inception of NBC’s rights deal with the Premier League in 2012.

The 54-year-old Drury is considered one of the top soccer commentators in the world, having called FIFA, UEFA, and other top competitions since the mid-1990’s. Drury began his career at BBC Radio Leeds in 1990 where he called Leeds United games during the club’s run of European competition.

When will the Premier League break for the 2022 World Cup?

Leagues around Europe will have to stop midseason for the 2022 World Cup, which has been moved to the winter to accommodate the climate in host country Qatar. The summer months in Qatar are boiling hot and unsuitable for sporting competition, necessitating the move to the winter.

The Premier League season will pause after Matchweek 16, which ends on November 13, 2022.

The 2022 World Cup begins on November 21 and finishes on December 18. Premier League games will then restart on December 26, 2022, the day after Christmas.

Who won the Premier League in 2021-22?

Manchester City are defending champions of the Premier League in England, having won the title on the last day of the season.

Pep Guardiola led the club to its second straight league title in dramatic fashion, defeating Aston Villa 3-2 on the final day of the campaign to secure the title, finishing two points above challengers Liverpool.

The Reds, meanwhile, came up just short, having pushed Man City to the brink in league play. Liverpool also fell just short in the Champions League, falling to Real Madrid in the final. The Reds did, however, take home the FA Cup and EFL Cup trophies.

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