Burnley are to play their part in American television history.
For the first time since NBC Sports Group kicked off its Premier League coverage in August 2013, the entire Premier League team will work together on-location in the United Kingdom next weekend - with Turf Moor hosting the network for eight hours of coverage, including the Clarets’ home game with Arsenal, on Saturday, April 11th.
Host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will join NBC’s UK-based team of Arlo White, former Claret Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for more than 18 hours of live on-site Premier League coverage across three days.
NBC Sports Group’s full overseas coverage features dual on-site studios for pre-match, half-time and post-game shows, including pitch-side locations for the first time in the history of Premier League coverage in the U.S.
“One of our core principles has been to bridge the trans-Atlantic gap, and with our entire team on-site both in-stadium and pitch-side, we will be able to bring our audience closer to the action than ever before,” said Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage.
Lowe will lead a rotating team of studio analysts from within the stadium, providing the latest news and highlights from around the league. Bower and another team of analysts will be pitch-side at a desk located just a few feet from the playing field, with a front-row view of the action as the backdrop for three days of unprecedented live coverage.
The entire team will be at Turf Moor for eight hours of live coverage, including Burnley v Arsenal, with Lowe, Earle and Martino in the on-site studio; Bower, Dixon and Mustoe pitch-side; and White calling the match alongside Le Saux.
The following day, NBC Sports Group presents seven hours of live coverage from Old Trafford, the site of the Manchester derby.
And on the Monday, the team travel to Anfield for Liverpool against Newcastle. England legend and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, and Daily Mail columnist Neil Ashton will also contribute to the on-site coverage.