OTT: What NBC's new EPL package means for viewers

NBC Sports Digital has announced a new "Premier League Pass" as part of its NBC Sports Gold streaming, an annual package for $49.99 that gets fans exclusive access to, among other things, 130 overflow English Premier League games that were previously free but only available to cable subscribers. Here's what the deal means for EPL fans.

If you're a cable subscriber ...

-- You'll still have exclusive access to 250 live games, including all of the big match-ups and derbies, that air on NBC, NBCSN, and CNBC, as well as online on and the NBC Sports app.

-- But you'll have pay $49.99 for the "Premier League Pass" with the other 130 live games that for the first four seasons of NBC's EPL coverage were available for free on "ExtraTime."

If you're a cord-cutter ...

-- You'll have access to 130 live games and other non-live programming that were previously unavailable but they come at a price: pay $49.99 for the "Premier League Pass."

-- You still won't be able to watch the 250 live games, including all of the big matchups and derbies, that air on the NBC networks.

The “Premier League Pass” will include:

-- At least three matches per Premier League club;
-- Replays of the other 250 games that aren't available live;
-- Shoulder programming -- studio shows, preview and review shows, recaps, games from the past, other EPL-themed series and shows, archive programming.

NBC Sports Gold streaming offers streaming in other international sports such as cycling, rugby, track & field and motocross.
3 comments about "OTT: What NBC's new EPL package means for viewers".
  1. George Gorecki, June 28, 2017 at 8:38 a.m.

    The comment about cord cutters not having access to the 250 matches that air on NBC networks is not necessarily true. I watch everything through DirecTV Now and I see games on NBC, NBCSN, and the rest. I believe the same holds true for subscribers of Fubo TV.

  2. Fajkus Rules replied, June 28, 2017 at 8:54 a.m.

    If you have DirecTV Now, you are not exactly a cord cutter are you? Point is, you'd need an additional service to get the other 250 games -- which is kind of brain dead, they could have, should have come up with two levels of service, one for the games not on the live networks and then another level of service that would have all the games.

  3. Fire Paul Gardner Now, June 28, 2017 at 9:50 a.m.

    So, whereas as a Directv subscriber I used to be able to watch every game for no additional cost, now I can't see 130 of them unless I pay $49.99?

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