Premier League matches remain on Peacock as NBC Sports Network shuts down


When the clock strikes midnight to ring in 2022 on the East Coast, NBC Sports Network will shut down. NBCUniversal will move much of its sports coverage, including Premier League games, to the USA Network.

Assuming no more games are suspended because teams have too many COVID-19 cases, Premier League coverage will get off to a flying start on USA Network with three games on New Year’s Day. Arsenal take on league-leader Manchester City at 7:30 a.m. ET before Watford hosts Tottenham and Crystal Palace take on West Ham. Sunday brings a game between Everton and Brighton, before Chelsea host Liverpool in a clash between title contenders.

However, the shift to USA Network shouldn’t change much for Peacock users. Overflow games and streaming-only matches will remain on that platform, including three matches that will be streamed on Peacock Premium on Sunday. Some of the bigger games will still be broadcast on NBC’s main network, and NBCU will continue to broadcast every Premier League game on its multitude of platforms.

It’s not clear yet if there are plans to broadcast overflow games on other NBCU networks. On the last day of the 2020-21 season, when all 10 games started at the same time, USA Network, CNBC and the Golf Channel each broadcast one game.

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