Quick Bit: Premier League fans in the United States can watch and stream all 380 matches knowing they’ll be in for a rollercoaster ride of excitement, heartache, emotion and despair.
Will Erling Haaland win the Golden Boot in his first season with Manchester City? Is Erik ten Hag the man to bring the glory days back to Manchester United? Will a newly promoted club make noise and earn a long-term stay?
Those are just some of the intriguing questions fans will be looking to have answered during the 2022-23 Premier League season.
Over nine months, fans of the most-watched league in the world will take in as many of the 380 matches as they can knowing full well they’ll be in for a rollercoaster ride of excitement, heartache, emotion and despair.
It all begins on Friday, August 5 when Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal travel to Selhurst Park to take on Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace hoping they can avenge their 3-0 defeat in the same fixture just four months ago.
The Sporting News brings you all you need to know about how to watch the world’s most popular league in the United States.
How to watch the Premier League in the USA
Dates: Aug. 5, 2022-May 28, 2023
TV channels: NBC, USA Network
Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
Streaming: fuboTV, Peacock (subscribers), NBCSports.com (authenticated cable, satellite & telco subscribers)
Premier League matches can be seen in the United States across NBC’s various broadcast and streaming platforms.
TV channels: The high-profile matches will be aired on free-to-air NBC network television, with a usual time slot of Saturday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. ET. Multiple select matches throughout a matchweek are televised on USA Network.
Spanish-language channels Telemundo and Universo will typically mirror the English-language slate every week.
Live streams: Every match that airs on English- and Spanish-language TV also streams on fuboTV in the USA with those channels carried by the streaming service.
The matches that don’t make it on television can be seen on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock, which requires a 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:
Sling TV (Blue package)
Hulu + Live TV
Subscribers to fuboTV will be able to stream matches that air on USA Network, NBC network, Telemundo and Universo.
What happened to NBCSN?
For several years Premier League fans in the USA were accustomed to watching matches on NBC Sports Channel, also known as NBCSN.
But NBCSN was officially shut down on Jan. 1, 2022, with NBC using the latter half of 2021 to message the news and the transition of Premier League coverage to USA Network. NBC characterized the move as being “part of a larger transition” in an internal memo.
It’s widely speculated that the shutdown of NBCSN was part of the company’s desire to push more sports content to its Peacock streaming service, hoping to entice fans to subscribe.
NBCSN 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.
Who are the Premier League commentators on NBC and USA Network?
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.
Drury will be joined in his travels across England by color commentators and former Premier League players Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux. Both also played for England with Dixon donning the Arsenal shirt, and Le Saux known for his time at Chelsea.
The NBC Sports studio team features regular host Rebecca Lowe alongside analysts Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe, Tim Howard, and Danny Higginbotham.
Earle played in the Premier League for Wimbledon, while Mustoe featured for Middlesbrough. U.S. national team legend Howard starred as a goalkeeper for Everton, while Higginbotham was at Southampton and Stoke City.
Premier League break for the 2022 World Cup
Leagues around Europe will have to stop in midseason for the 2022 World Cup, which has been moved to the winter to avoid the high summer temperatures in host country Qatar which would not have been ideal for sporting competition and required the unprecedented move.
The Premier League season will pause after Matchweek 16, which wraps up on November 13, 2022 with players reporting to their national teams the following day.
The 2022 World Cup begins on November 21 and concludes with the final on Sunday, December 18. Premier League matches will then restart on Boxing Day December 26.
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 one point 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, succumbing to Real Madrid in the final. The Reds did, however, take home both the FA Cup and EFL Cup trophies.
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