EPIX AND NHL REUNITE FOR A SECOND SEASON OF
“EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC”
Produced By Ross Greenburg in partnership with NHL Original Productions,
New Season Premieres on EPIX December 16
Series Follows the Boston Bruins & Montreal Canadiens As Original Six™ Rivals Head Toward the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® On New Year’s Day
Free Live Stream of Each Episode Available to U.S. Audiences via EPIX.com and NHL.com
NEW YORK (October 15, 2015) – Premium TV network EPIX and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced that EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Winter Classic™ will be returning to the channel and will make its U.S. television premiere Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C. The weekly series, consisting of four one-hour episodes, will focus on the heated rivalry between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens as they prepare for the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on New Year’s Day 2016. This will be the second year that EPIX and the NHL® team up for this all-access look inside the lives of these elite professional athletes, their families and their fans. In addition, U.S. hockey fans will be able to stream each episode of EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Winter Classic live as it premieres on EPIX via EPIX.com and NHL.com.
Produced by 53-time Emmy® award winner Ross Greenburg, narrated by Bill Camp (Black Mass, 12 Years a Slave) and presented in partnership with NHL Original Productions, EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Winter Classic provides viewers with exclusive access to the players and coaches – in their professional and personal settings, capturing all the action, camaraderie, drama, humor, heartaches and triumphs as they unfold. The Bruins will be making their second appearance in the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® while this is the first NHL Winter Classic appearance for the Canadiens. These two Original Six™ teams have faced off 730 times during the regular season, tied for the most head-to-head meetings by any two teams in NHL history (Chicago-Detroit). Their 177 head-to-head playoff games and 34 postseason series are also the most in League history, while their nine head-to-head Game 7s lead all teams in North American major professional sports.
“EPIX was committed to revitalizing the ‘Road to The NHL Winter Classic’ series and restoring its original mission — which is to offer viewers unfiltered, intimate access inside the world of the NHL,” said Mark S. Greenberg, EPIX President and CEO. “The overwhelmingly positive response we received from our audience and the hockey fans who watched the first season is proof that we delivered. We are excited to work with Ross Greenburg on another season that showcases the high quality premium entertainment our subscribers have come to expect from EPIX.”
“The series on EPIX has become an essential part of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic experience for our fans and players,” said NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins. “The Bruins-Canadiens rivalry is tailor-made for the series and Ross Greenburg’s skill as a storyteller. The show will undoubtedly uncover intriguing and captivating stories on and off the ice that will surprise even our most avid fans.”
“I am excited to be working with EPIX and the NHL on another season of ‘EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic,’ said Ross Greenburg. “Utilizing strategically placed cameras and microphones and a ‘you-are-there’ format, each episode will present a unique and unedited look into the players’ homes, locker rooms, training rooms and of course, the rink.”
EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC™
Premiere – Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C
Episode 2 – Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C
Episode 3 – Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C
Episode 4- Wednesday, January 6 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C
For more information about this series and other EPIX programming go to: http://press.epixhd.com.
EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Winter Classic™ is an EPIX Original series in partnership with NHL Original Productions. Ross Greenburg is the executive producer; Steve Stern is the coordinating producer; Mike Greenburg, Alicia Zubikowski, Peter Rogaris, and Jonathan Fierro are the producers; Aaron Cohen is the writer; Peter Franchella is the director of photography; and John Sands and Wayne Sharpe are the composers. Bill Camp is the narrator. Mark S. Greenberg and Ross Bernard are the executive producers for EPIX, Jill Burkhart is the producer for EPIX, and Valerie Bishop is the associate producer for EPIX.
EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on digital devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. , its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).
About the NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL), founded in 1917, consists of 30 Member Clubs, with players from more than 20 countries represented across team rosters, competing for the most revered trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Each year, the NHL entertains hundreds of millions of fans around the world. The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including NBC/NBCSN in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, and Viasat in the Nordic Region. The NHL reaches fans worldwide with games available online in every country including via its live and on-demand streaming service NHL GameCenter LIVE™. Fans are engaged across the League’s digital assets on mobile devices via the free NHL app; across nine social media platforms; on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™, and on NHL.com, available in eight languages and featuring an enhanced statistics platform powered by SAP, providing the definitive destination for hockey analytics. A historic media rights partnership between the NHL and MLBAM will transform the fan experience across the League’s digital and broadcast assets, with an emphasis on deeper access into the game and enhanced storytelling. To celebrate the NHL’s international diversity, the World Cup of Hockey will return in September, 2016, a best-on-best international tournament featuring eight teams comprised of the world’s best hockey players. On Founder’s Day in November 2017, the League will be celebrating its Centennial anniversary, commemorating 100 years of NHL hockey. The NHL is committed to giving back to the community through programs including: Hockey is for Everyone™ which supports nonprofit youth hockey organizations across North America; Hockey Fights Cancer™ which raises money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight; NHL Green™ which is committed to the pursuit of sustainable business practices; and a partnership with the You Can Play Project, which is committed to supporting the LGBT community and fighting homophobia in sports. For more information, visit NHL.com.
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