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Football: Premier League set for US big screens

Published on Jul 24, 2014 6:18 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US fans will have a new venue to satisfy their growing appetite for football when selected 2014-15 English Premier League matches hit movie screens across the country.

NBC Sports, which holds Premier League broadcast rights in the United States, is teaming up with entertainment company Fathom Events to show live matches on Saturday mornings in selected American cinemas.

The "Barclays Premier League LIVE" in-theatre series was announced on Wednesday, and will kick off on Saturday, August 16.

In order to ensure that the highest profile fixtures are featured in theatres, each week's game will be announced the Tuesday before.

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