FILE – Manchester City players celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2022 English Premier League title at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on May 22, 2022. NBC celebrates a milestone this weekend when it begins its 10th season of covering the Premier League. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, File)AP
The English Premier League has started a new season, and there are a few ways to keep up with the new season’s action. The games will be live streamed a number of places, including Peacock as well as DirecTV Stream and fuboTV. A couple offers free trials.
It’s the world’s richest soccer league, and the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up.
Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages most others cannot match. It helps explain why some clubs created the Super League project.
League riches helped English champion Manchester City make the marquee summer signing. Erling Haaland’s arrival from Borussia Dortmund cost City more than 100 million pounds ($122 million) in transfer and agent fees.
While Haaland was a boyhood City fan whose father played there, he was also lured to a competitive league that avoids the one-club dominance recently seen in Germany, Italy and France.
On the field, five different teams have won the Premier League in the past 10 seasons, including Leicester’s stunning 2016 title. Though City has four of the past five titles, two were epic duels with Liverpool.
The Champions League is also feeling Premier League power with four different teams in the past four finals, including two all-English games. Liverpool was in three of the past five finals while winning just one Premier League title.
Those same four teams — City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham — are England’s entry in the Champions League this season.
Manchester United and Arsenal qualified only for the second-tier Europa League and are by far the wealthiest clubs in it.
How to stream
- Peacock Premium with Ads: For $4.99 a month or $50 a year, this plan gives users full access to Peacock TV content with commercial breaks
- Peacock Premium without Ads: For $9.99 a month or $100 a year. This paid plan gives users full access to Peacock TV content with no commercials
All Premier games broadcast on NBC and USA Network are available through DirecTV Stream, which offers a free trial.
DirecTV Stream, which offers $30 off over your first three months, also has a free trial.
There are four options of DirecTV Stream.
The Entertainment Package, which consists of 65+ channels, is $54.99 until the promotion runs out April 30. It’s the basic package for can’t-miss entertainment – including ESPN, TNT, Nickelodeon and HGTV.
The Choice Package has more than 90 channels and is $74.99 during the promotion. The channels in ENTERTAINMENT, plus MLB Network, NBA TV, college sports networks, and more. Enjoy Regional Sports Networks with no additional fees.
The Ultimate Package has more than 130 channels and is $89.99 during the promotion. Everything in CHOICE, plus Oxygen, Golf Channel, NHL Network, Universal Kids and more.
The Premier Package has more than 140 channels and is $134.99 during the promotion. Everything in ULTIMATE, plus HBO Max, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Cinemax and more.
DirecTV Stream offers a free trial that doesn’t require much effort.
To sign up, enter a phone number, email address and credit card, and you’ll receive five days of the service without charge.
The game will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial. The most basic of plans is the “fubo standard” package, which comprises 121-plus channels for $69.99 per month. Like all cord-cutting alternatives, there are plenty of options, especially for sports. It comes with more than 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR, and up to 10 screens at once.
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