What TV channel is the USA Network? How to watch Premier League matches in the United States

NBC Sports has been carrying U.S. rights to the English Premier League since the first package was won in 2016, and with the recently announced new deal, the media giant will continue to be home to American Premier League fans until at least 2028.

However, there was a significant change that began in 2022 as NBC continued to integrate its Peacock streaming service in addition to the coverage offered on its linear television channels in English and Spanish.

Starting in 2022, there is a new permanent channel destination for the Premier League on cable and satellite packages.

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Which TV channel broadcasts Premier League matches in the US?

In the past, television Premier League matches have been split between NBC and its NBC Sports Network, popularly known as NBCSN, which carries most of the games and other programs. This is no longer the case in 2022.

NBC decided to end the NBCSN and have its cable sports programs – including Premier League matches and coverage – broadcast on the USA Network.

There was a permanent move to the New Year with a triple Premier League header, which launched the sports calendar for 2022 on the USA Network.

Telemundo and Universo will continue to broadcast selected Premier League matches in Spanish.

Here is a complete list of NBC stores that offer Premier League matches in the United States in 2022:

  • TV channels: NBC, USA Network
  • Television in Spanish: Telemundo, Universo
  • Streaming: Peacock, NBCSports.com (verified cable, satellite and telco subscribers)

How to watch the USA Network

USA Network can be found on most cable and satellite packages, including:

  • AT&T HD version: Channel 1125
  • Charter Spectrum HD: Channel 760
  • Comcast XFINITY TV HD: Channel 823
  • Cox Communication HD: Channel 1028
  • DirecTV HD: Channel 242
  • DISH Network HD: Channel 105
  • Time Warner HD cable: Channel 55, 101
  • Verizon FiOS: Channel 550

Channel lists may vary by market and may be updated by the provider to another channel at any time.

The US Network is also available through most streaming services, including:

  • fuboTV
  • Youtube TV
  • Sling TV (blue package)
  • Hulu + live TV
  • DirecTV Stream

New fuboTV users can sign up for a free 7-day trial. Previous fuboTV subscribers will be able to stream matches on the US Network, NBC network, Telemundo and Universo as usual.

What happened to the NBCSN?

NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua first announced the closure of the NBCSN to employees in a memorandum on January 22, 2021, and then formally announced it later in the year.

NBC was stingy about the exact reason why the NBCSN was closed, and in an internal report it called it “part of a larger transition”.

There is widespread speculation that shutting down the NBCSN is part of the company’s desire to push more sports content into its Peacock streaming service in hopes of enticing fans to pay for monthly subscriptions.

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The network was first launched in 1995 as the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), which operates primarily outdoor sports, and was subsequently renamed Versus (2006) with the acquisition of additional sports properties before eventually becoming the NBCSN in 2012.

Which sports are on the US Network?

In addition to the Premier League, NBC will move coverage of all its other sports to the US Network:

  • NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races
  • INDYCAR
  • Olympic Games (including the 2022 Winter Olympics)
  • Olympic sports
  • Golf (The Open, AIG Women’s Open, US Open, US Women’s Open)
  • College Sports (Atlantic 10 basketball)
  • Horse race
  • Cycling (Tour de France)
  • Motor sports (IMSA, Monter Jam, Supercross)

During last year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the US network was used to broadcast live athletics, beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and softball.

The US Network already serves as home to WWE wrestling with Monday Night Raw and WWE NXT on Tuesday.

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