NBC will remain the home of the Premier League in the US until 2022 after it signed a six-year contract extension to its current deal, which started in the 2013-14 season.
“We are excited to continue our tremendous partnership with the Premier League, and we look forward to presenting the world’s finest soccer league to Americans for many years to come,” said the NBC Sports Group chairman, Mark Lazarus. “As sports fans, there’s nothing better than waking up on a weekend morning to live and relevant events, and we at NBC Sports are thrilled to continue to be this outlet for the fast-growing Premier League fan base.”
NBC will continue to show all 380 Premier League games each season, across its television and internet platforms. Fans in the US are actually able to watch more Premier League games live than their counterparts in the UK, where 3pm Saturday kick-offs are subject to a television blackout.
This comes despite NBC Sports Premier League action being pirated and used by many internet Tv services, without the permission of the Premier League and NBC.