Nine of ten matches available on Peacock
NBC announced their broadcast plans for Championship Sunday, and much like the last two years, it’ll be a Peacock-heavy affair.
Like in 2020 and 2021, five matches will be Peacock-exclusive – a change from NBC’s formula during their earlier years of broadcasting the Premier League, when every match aired on cable or broadcast TV. But unlike last year, when even the cable and broadcast games were available on Peacock, only nine of the ten matches this year are on Peacock. The potentially crucial Liverpool-Wolves match is available only on USA and in Spanish on Universo.
Here’s the full schedule of matches and their network assignment. Kickoff for all ten matches is 11 AM ET.
- Manchester City vs Aston Villa – NBC, Peacock, Telemundo
- Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – USA, Universo
- Arsenal vs Everton – CNBC, Peacock
- Norwich City vs Tottenham Hotspur – SYFY, Peacock
- Burnley vs Newcastle United – GOLF Channel, Peacock
- Brentford vs Leeds United – Peacock
- Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham United – Peacock
- Chelsea vs Watford – Peacock
- Crystal Palace vs Manchester United – Peacock
- Leicester City vs Southampton – Peacock
It may be a bit jarring to see clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United only on Peacock, but it makes sense – Chelsea are locked into third in the table (barring an eighteen goal swing between them and Spurs on Sunday), while United will either finish sixth or seventh. The relegation fight is down to Burnley and Leeds following Everton’s dramatic win on Thursday, but only Burnley’s match with Newcastle will be on cable. Arsenal still have a slim chance of leapfrogging Spurs for fourth, and both teams’ matches will air on cable.
Source: NBC announces Premier League Championship Sunday plans, with nine of ten matches available on Peacock (msn.com)