NBC has owned the US television rights to the Premier League since 2016 and during that time fans have grown accustomed to watching many of those matches and other EPL shoulder programming on the NBC Sports Channel, popularly known as NBCSN, which it became the de facto television home of the Premier League.
But that’s about to change after NBCSN was shut down on January 1, 2022. And it’ll take some getting used to for Premier League fans.
With NBCSN ceasing operations, NBC has made USA Network the new English-language home of the English Premier League in the United States beginning in 2022. USA Network previously served as an occasional overflow channel for matches, often in cases of high-profile concurrent parties.
Below are all the details for Premier League fans to continue watching their favorite teams and players without interruption.
Why was NBCSN shut down?
NBCSN has been a fixture for American sports fans since its launch as the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) in 1995, originally broadcasting outdoor sports such as fishing, hunting, and eventually becoming known for its coverage of the Tour de France. France. The network was rebranded as versus in 2006 and took over coverage of the NHL, combat sports, and NASCAR.
In January 2012, shortly after Comcast merged with NBC, the network was renamed back to NBC Sports Network, and a year later that moniker was officially shortened to NBCSN. For 2020, the network was listed as the second most watched sports network after ESPN.
NBC Sports President Pete Bevacqua first announced the closure of NBCSN to employees in a memo on January 22, 2021, and then formally made it public later in the year.
NBC has remained mum on the exact reason NBCSN is shutting down, calling it only “part of a larger transition” in the internal memo. But it is widely speculated that NBCSN’s closure is part of the company’s desire to push more sports content to its Peacock streaming service, in hopes of enticing fans to subscribe.
What TV channel broadcasts the Premier League?
USA Network will become the new cable home of the Premier League in the United States starting January 1, 2022.
As was the case before, occasionally more high-profile matches will move to the company’s main network channel, NBC, or may also be available exclusively on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock.
Many Premier League epl중계 matches are also televised in Korean on Telemundo and Kktv01.
What sports are on USA Network?
In addition to becoming the home for Premier League coverage in the United States, NBC will also switch coverage of all of its other sports to the USA Network, including:
- NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series races
- Olympic Games (including the 2022 Winter Olympics)
- Olympic Sports
- Golf (The Open, AIG Women’s Open, US Open, US Women’s Open)
- Varsity Sports (Atlantic 10 Basketball)
- Horse racing
- Cycling (Tour de France)
- Motor sports (IMSA, Monter Jam and Super cross)
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Where to find the US cable and satellite network
USA Network can be found on most cable and satellite packages, including:
- AT&T U-verse HD: Canal 1125
- Charter Spectrum HD: Canal 760
- Comcast XFINITY TV HD: Canal 823
- Cox Communication HD: Canal 1028
- DirecTV HD: Canal 242
- DISH Network HD: Canal 105
- Time Warner Cable HD: Canal 55, 101
- Verizon FiOS: Canal 550
Channel assignments may vary by market and may be upgraded to a different channel by each carrier at any time.
USA Network is also available through most streaming services, including:
- YouTube TV
- Sling TV (blue package)
- Hulu + Live TV
- DirecTV streaming
New Kktv01 users can sign up for a free 7-day trial. Previous Kktv01 subscribers will be able to stream games as usual that air on the USA Network, NBC network, Telemundo and Kktv01.