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Tuesday 16 April 2013

Lineker and Dixon in NBC's Premier League line-up

Gary Lineker and Lee Dixon to present Premier League football for NBC Sports Network next season

  • Lee Dixon will offer co-commentary and match analysis for NBC Sports Group

  • Rebecca Lowe will present from NBC's studios in Stamford

  • Graeme Le Saux will be a co-commentator on matches for NBC

  • Former Wimbledon player Robbie Earle will add insight along with Robbie Mustoe

Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Gary Lineker will be among the experts and match analysts when NBC Sports Group's on-air coverage of the Barclays Premier League starts from next season.

At a press conference on Tuesday NBC Sports Group announced its line-up, which will feature former BBC Radio 5 Live reporter Arlo White as lead commentator, Dixon and Le Saux offering co-commentatary and Gary Lineker acting as special contributor.

While White, who has spent the last two seasons as the lead commentator for NBC's coverage of MLS and the 2012 London Olympics, will commentate live from the grounds alongside former England internationals Dixon and Le Saux, presenter Rebecca Lowe will be joined in the NBC studios in Stamford, Connecticut, by pundits Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, who played respectively for Wimbledon and Middlesbrough.

Lineker, meanwhile, will support the shows as a special contributor and will also present some of the live coverage throughout the season. He will continue to host Match of the Day, the BBC's highlights show of the Barclays Premier League.

All 380 games of the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season will be presented live on NBC Sports Group's television and digital channels, with live matches appearing on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, Mun2, the Premier League Extra Time package of overflow television channels, the NBC Sports Live Extra website and app, and other NBCUniversal channels including CNBC and USA.

In total, more than 600 hours of Premier League original programming will be broadcast over the course of the season.

To watch the full NBC press conference click here >>

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Key Points

  • Gary Lineker, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux to appear on NBC Sports Group's on-air coverage of the Barclays Premier League next sesaon
  • Former BBC Radio 5 Live reporter Arlo White unveiled as lead commentator with presenter Rebecca Lowe hosting shows from NBC studios in Connecticut
  • All 380 games of the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season will be presented live on NBC Sports Group's television and digital channels
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