What TV channel is USA Network? How to watch Premier League games in United States – Sporting News

NBC Sports has carried the United States broadcast rights for the English Premier League since first acquiring the package in 2016, and with a new deal announced recently, the media giant will continue to be the U.S. home for the Premier League fans through at least 2028.
However, there has been a significant change that began in 2022, as NBC also continues to integrate its Peacock streaming service alongside the televised coverage offered on its English- and Spanish-language linear TV channels.
Since 2022 there is a new permanent channel destination for the Premier League on cable and satellite packages.
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In past years, the Premier League games broadcast on TV have been split between NBC and its sports-specific station NBC Sports Network, popularly known as NBCSN, with the latter carrying the majority of games and other programming. That was no longer the case in 2022.
NBC decided to discontinue NBCSN, leaving its cable sports programming — including Premier League matches and coverage — to be broadcast on USA Network. 
The permanent move happened on New Year’s Day 2022 with a Premier League tripleheader that kicked off the 2022 sports calendar on USA Network.
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Telemundo and Universo continued to carry select Premier League matches in Spanish.
Here’s the complete list of NBC outlets carrying Premier League matches in the United States for the 2022/23 season:
USA Network can be found on most cable and satellite packages, including:
Channel listings may vary by market, and could be updated by the provider to a different channel at any time.
USA Network is also available via most streaming services, including:
Subscribers to fuboTV will be able to stream matches as usual when they air on USA Network, NBC network, Telemundo and Universo.
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NBC Sports made it known it was shutting down NBCSN midway through 2021, using the rest of the calendar year to message fans about the change taking effect Jan. 1, 2022.
The network characterized the move as “part of a larger transition” in an internal memo that was made public.
It’s widely speculated that the shutdown of NBCSN was part of the company’s desire to push more sports content to its Peacock streaming service, hoping to entice fans to pay for a monthly subscription.
NBCSN was first launched in 1995 as the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), carrying mainly outdoor sports, and then was rebranded to Versus (2006) with the acquisition of other sports properties, before ultimately becoming NBCSN in 2012.
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In addition to the Premier League, NBC shifted coverage of all its other sports to USA Network: 
USA Network already serves as home of WWE wrestling with Monday Night Raw and WWE NXT on Tuesdays.
During the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, USA Network had previously served as the destination for live coverage of track and field, beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and softball. 


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