USA Network to Air More Than 40 Premier League Soccer Matches

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Weekly matches are also set to be telecast in Spanish by Telemundo and NBC Universo.

NBCUniversal said Thursday that its USA Network will present a weekly Premier League soccer match throughout the 2015-2016 season beginning Saturday when Watford plays Everton, whose goalkeeper is Tim Howard, a star on the U.S. National Team.

The network said it will air more than 40 matches during the season, most of them on Saturdays. In the 10 a.m. window on most Saturdays, one game will air live on USA and another on NBCSN.

"Bringing Premier Leagues soccer to USA is a key part of our overall strategy to add more live programming to the network," said USA Network president Chris McCumber.

Weekly matches are also set to be telecast in Spanish by Telemundo and NBC Universo, and a Spanish version is available via a mobile application, as well.

All Premier Leagues games will also be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, a live streaming product created by NBC Sports Group.

NBCU already had rights to the matches, though it was making them available through Premier League Extra Time, a bonus TV package for cable providers. Now, only the matches not aired on USA, NBCSN or NBC will be shown on the Extra Time package.

Email: Paul.Bond@THR.com

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