Arsenal and Chelsea games set for NBCEverton's first two home games of the new season against Arsenal and Chelsea will both be screened live on NBC's main channel in the United States, giving American audiences the chance to see World Cup hero Tim Howard in action in the Premier League.
The Blues will also get high-profile billing on NBCSN on five other occasions between September and the end of November with the trips to Liverpool, Manchester United, Burnley, Sunderland and Tottenham all being scheduled for live broadcast on the network's main sport channel.
NBC acquired the distribution rights for the Premier League from 2013 to 2017 when they outbid Fox last year and committed to show all 380 matches from the season live across their network, a first for US audiences and a boon for football across The Pond.
There are hopes that Howard's exploits in Brazil, combined with a general increase in interest in football in America on the back of the USA's plucky showing in the World Cup, will lead to even better viewing figures for NBC's coverage.
The schedule for the first three months of live games on the main NBC channels includes the following Everton matches:
Everton vs Arsenal, 12:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
Everton vs Chelsea, 12:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
Liverpool vs Everton, 7:45 a.m. ET (NBCSN)
Manchester United vs Everton, 7 a.m. ET (NBCSN)
Burnley vs Everton, 9:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunderland vs. Everton, 8:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN)
Tottenham vs Everton, 11 a.m. ET (NBCSN)
Televised Everton matches: 2014-15
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1 Posted 18/07/2014 at 06:38:49
2 Posted 18/07/2014 at 07:33:07
On a serious note, it is a great opportunity. You would hope that something will be done to make the most out of this. I don't know if there will be enough time to organise something before the season starts. Maybe the international break in September might allow us to do something.
3 Posted 18/07/2014 at 07:42:34
Big visible presence, on-line, in stores, in studios get some ex-players as pundits, American TW so they be eased gently into the fold and maybe understand irony.
In short, boys, drink the coffee and make some bucks for the club!!!!
4 Posted 18/07/2014 at 09:37:57
5 Posted 18/07/2014 at 11:13:53
We wasted the opportunity in Australia with Tim Cahill.
USA is a developing nation as far as football coverage goes.
Football will be massive over there soon.
An ideal opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
An opportunity we will not take.
6 Posted 18/07/2014 at 13:24:53
We absolutely missed a trick with Tim the first time around and we're certainly doing it again with the impact he's had in the MSL.
7 Posted 18/07/2014 at 13:48:13
Not at all, mate, I knew what you were saying.
Agree with you 100%
8 Posted 18/07/2014 at 19:27:49
Everton could really, really establish themselves here if they tried. Tim Howard is, finally, a (mostly) household name and face here after the Cup. Jump on it. Can a football club run TV commercials here ??? Does the EPL allow them to do that ?? By which I mean, would NBC and EPL allow a commercial just for Everton or does it always have to be about the entire League....I really wonder.
No matter, I just freakin' love the fact that with the NBC deal I get to watch basically every Everton game (with the online access). I can't even overstate how cool it is. Season starts in a month - crazypants!
9 Posted 18/07/2014 at 19:45:16
The only bummer is we won’t get to enjoy Roberto’s brilliant color commentary!
10 Posted 18/07/2014 at 23:55:14
Following the Twitter trend that Tim had, if was his agent I would have been approaching loads of US ad agencies with ideas based around the tweets and his performance as well as talk shows and cameos in sitcoms. Can only hope they have.
11 Posted 19/07/2014 at 06:31:54
Take a bow Tim Howard for being the catalyst for this increased US exposure.
12 Posted 19/07/2014 at 07:18:37
13 Posted 19/07/2014 at 21:53:17
14 Posted 22/07/2014 at 14:46:23
IÂm a sports fanatic in general, so why not add EPL to the list of leagues to follow?
Everton and EPL would be wise to capitalize on HowardÂs popularity in the US.
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