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NBC Premier League Extra Time and NBC Live Sports Extra

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by Mscarch1 on ‎07-28-2013 05:11 PM
NBC now owns the rights to the Barclays Premier League (England's top flight and arguably the most competitive league in the world) soccer matches. NBC will be airing ALL the Premier League matches this year across their channels (NBC, NBC Sports Network, NBC Premier League Extra Time and NBC Live Sports Extra). They will be airing multiple games at the same time on TV channel NBC Premier League Extra Time and all games on their NBC Live Sports Extra (an ap).<br><br>We need Verizon Fios to support both channels in order for us users to see all the games. This would be a huge competitive advantage for Fios.<br><br>Season starts August 17 and lasts until May. 388 total games. We need Verizon to sign up for both channels.
Status: Acknowledged
You are not alone. Currently, I don't have any information on the addition of these channels. As soon as there is more to share this thread will be updated. Thanks for your interest.
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by risnuff on ‎07-29-2013 12:50 PM

The Barclays Premier League season begins Saturday, August 17th. NBC Sports has committed to showing all 380 matches of this season. Matches will be televised on NBC, NBCSN, and CNBC, but over half of those 380 matches will be shown exclusively on the Premier League Extra Time service.

 

Premier League Extra Time is availble to television providers for no additional charge if they carry NBCSN, which Fios already does. Although Fios has committed to the online service NBC Sports Live Extra, it would be great to have every Premier League match availble on television.

 

Please carry Premier League Extra Time on Verizon Fios before August 17th! Several competing television providers have already announced that they will. Since the matches typically air in the morning, you could presumably use the channel space/bandwidth already allocated for other sports services such as Extra Innings or League Pass, since games wouldn't be airing at the same time.

 

Thanks in advance!

by Addster on ‎07-29-2013 12:52 PM

I second this post. Premier League Extra Time is a set of overflow channels (like the Olympics a couple of years ago) that would allow users to never miss a game!

 

DirecTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum, Comcast Xfinity TV and Suddenlink all offer this to subscribers so there is no reason FiOS can't do the same. In fact, I expect FiOS to be on the cutting edge of technology and should be one of the leading cable companies to adopt programming like this.

by Addster on ‎07-29-2013 01:00 PM

Yes, Yes, Yes

by uglyrose on ‎07-29-2013 01:11 PM

Please make this hot issue, i have been raising this issue since last month till now no response . Lets make it done.

by uglyrose on ‎07-29-2013 01:11 PM

Verizon needs to address this issue.

by dimi53 on ‎07-29-2013 02:42 PM

Please add Premier League Extra Time channel to your line-up.
Me and thousands of Verizon customers want to see all the EPL games available on TV.

Come Verizon, make it possible!

by dimi53 on ‎07-29-2013 02:44 PM

Come on Verizon, make a move, make it possible!

by ronchito on ‎07-29-2013 02:59 PM
PLEASE add Premier League Extra Time to your HD TV channels for FiOS customers, and ensure that Verizon FiOS customers can also access NBC Sports Live Extra online apps, as well. NBC is making the PL Extra Time channels available to customers with NBC Sports Network at no extra cost -- it is vital that Verizon FiOS customers have these channels available. Please do everything possible to make these available by August 17th, the beginning of the Premier League season. Thank you.
by sharjeel on ‎07-29-2013 03:00 PM

Pleaseeeeeee add the channels!! 

by donnellk on ‎07-29-2013 03:58 PM

Verizon, Please add Premier League Extra Time channel to your line-up.
Many of your current and potential future customers want to see all the EPL games available on your TV. Come on Verizon, make it happen!

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