NBC paid a lot of money to gain full rights to the English Premier League ($85 million per year, to be exact), and a lot rides on their on-air team to help execute and provide good coverage to sell the new package to both diehard fans and potential converts. If I may editorialize, the report coming out today being true would mean the folks at NBC are on the right track to doing so.
EPL Talk is reporting Arlo White will be named as the lead play-by-play man for English Premier League coverage on the network. White, a Leicester native who has been calling MLS matches in the United States on a local level since 2010 and for NBC since 2012, will likely be on-site for NBC's biggest EPL matches each week, based on previous announcement. EPL Talk is also reporting NBC will announce more details on Tuesday at a press conference. Rebecca Lowe was previously announced as the network's main studio host.
NBC's deal with the league is for three years (through the 2015-16 season), and will include every match played within the league for those three years. Games will be presented on NBC, NBC Sports Network, the newly-formed NBC Sports Live Extra app and potentially other networks each week.
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