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Howard joins NBC Sports' Premier League coverage

1 Sep 2000
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Former Everton and Man Utd goalkeeper to take up studio analyst role as match schedule for September is revealed

NBC Sports have announced that former Everton and Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard will serve as a studio analyst across their Premier League coverage for the 2020/21 season.

After making his broadcast debut with NBC Sports nearly seven years ago, Howard returns as a full-time member of the broadcasting team, joining host Rebecca Lowe and fellow analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.

“I’m excited to re-join NBC Sports, where I got my start in broadcasting,” Howard said. “After playing for 13 years in the Premier League, and watching regularly since, I can’t wait to get into the studio to provide analysis on the League with Rebecca and the Robbies.”

With less than two weeks until kick-off of the 2020/21 Premier League season, NBC Sports has released its schedule for September, as NBCUniversal platforms will again present live coverage of every Premier League match.  

The opening weekend schedule kicks off Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, as promoted Fulham host Arsenal, who won their record-extending 14th FA Cup last month.

Highlighting the season’s first day, Premier League champions Liverpool host Leeds United – back in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years – at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Comprehensive coverage

In addition, Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – makes its debut as the exclusive home of 175 Premier League matches.

Peacock Premium will livestream 12 matches in September, beginning with Crystal Palace-Southampton on Saturday, September 12 at 10 a.m. ET.

On Saturday, September 19, Peacock Premium features exclusive coverage of all the morning Premier League action.

All matchdays and windows exclusively on Peacock Premium will feature NBC Sports’ Premier League studio coverage.

Capping off the opening weekend, THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, makes their seventh season premiere featuring Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, on Monday, September 14 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and on demand on Peacock Premium.

“The 2 Robbies” podcast, featuring former Premier League footballers Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, will return with two new episodes every week of the Premier League season including a season preview episode discussing the top storylines heading into the 2020/21 campaign.

In addition, matches will be telecast in Spanish each week by Telemundo and Universo and will also be streamed on the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app for mobile devices.

See: Peacock to offer +175 PL matches in 2020/21

See: Broadcasting schedule

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