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​USA Network to show live Premier League match

NBCUniversal-owned cable channel USA Network is to show a weekly Premier League match throughout this season, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.

The network will air more than 40 weekend games from England's top flight, mostly during the league's traditional 3pm BST kick-off slot.

The new arrangement means US viewers will be able to watch two live Premier League matches most Saturdays, with NBCSN, NBCUniversal's flagship sports network, airing the second fixture.

All remaining Premier League matches will be made available on Premier League Extra Time, a package available at no extra cost to NBCSN customers.

"Bringing Premier League soccer to USA is a key part of our overall strategy to add more live programming to the network," said Chris McCumber, the president of USA Network.

"This is a great opportunity to help expand the platform for the top league in the world's most popular sport."

NBC holds the US Premier League rights until the end of this season, having paid US$255 million to outbid rival broadcaster Fox in October 2012.

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