Burnley Football Club is to play a starring role in NBC’s unprecedented weekend of Premier League coverage from the UK next weekend.
For the first time since the North American overseas broadcaster kicked off its Premier League coverage in August 2013, the entire US-based team will work together on-location in the UK across three days, starting with coverage of the Clarets home game with Arsenal on Saturday, April 11, then moving on to the Manchester derby the following day and culminating in Liverpool’s home game against Newcastle United on Monday, April 13.
Host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will join NBC’s UK-based team of Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for more than 18 hours of live, on-site Premier League coverage.
The team will be broadcasting live from Turf Moor using a dedicated studio and pitchside positions for around eight hours, ahead of, during and after the clash with the Gunners.
Former England striker and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker will also contribute to the on-site coverage.
And as part of their blanket US coverage of the game, former Clarets’ defender Dixon plans to take viewers on a tour of Turf Moor, outlining the changes since he left the club in the late 1980s.
Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage, said: “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.”