EPIX TEAMS WITH NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FOR TWO-PART SERIES, DEBUTING IN DECEMBER 2014

EPIX Teams with National Hockey League for Two-Part, Eight-Episode Series,

EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic & EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series 

Road to the NHL Winter Classic Premieres on Dec. 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Road to the NHL Stadium Series Premieres on Feb. 3 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Free Live Stream of Each Episode Available to U.S. Audiences via EPIX.com and NHL.com

 New York, NY, November 19, 2014 – EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™, a two-part original series from premium TV network EPIX and the National Hockey League, will bring U.S. viewers onto the ice and behind-the-scenes with the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals as they prepare to compete in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, and the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks on their road to the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.

EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic will make its U.S. Television Premiere on EPIX December 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT with four weekly episodes following the Blackhawks and the Capitals through regular season games as they get ready to face off in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® outdoor game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on New Year’s Day, January 1.

EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Serieswill make its U.S. Television Premiere on EPIX February 3 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT with four weekly episodes focused on the reigning Stanley Cup® Champion Kings and their division rivals, the Sharks, as they prepare for the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on February 21.

The series and digital all-access pass will be promoted via TV, print, radio, outdoor and digital advertising and social media.  Here is a link to the NHL Winter Classic spot: http://youtu.be/cS90amgK6ls.

 The NHL / EPIX partnership will deliver unprecedented reach to the NHL base of almost 60 million U.S. hockey fans with a unique digital all-access free pass to view the entire series.  Fans will be able to stream each episode live as it premieres on EPIX via the following digital platforms:

  • Online at http://www.epix.com/nhl and NHL.com
  • Via the EPIX and NHL Facebook pages
  • Via the official app of the NHL available on Android and iOS
  • Via the official EPIX App on Android, iOS, XBOX 360, PS3, PS4, Roku and Windows 8

 

Non EPIX subscribers in the U.S. who wish to stream the series on demand and across their respective devices will have the ability to register for a limited free trial to the service at EPIX.com.

Produced by 52-time Emmy award winner Ross Greenburg, the series will provide viewers an intimate look at these athletes–in their professional and personal settings, capturing all the action, drama, heartaches, and triumphs as they unfold.

Series Schedule:

EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC

Premiere – Tuesday, Dec. 16at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Episode 2 – Tuesday, Dec. 23at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Episode 3 – Tuesday, Dec. 30at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Episode 4 – Tuesday, Jan. 6at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

 

EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL STADIUM SERIES

Premiere – Tuesday, Feb. 3at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Episode 2 – Tuesday, Feb. 10at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Episode 3 – Tuesday, Feb. 17at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Episode 4- Tuesday, Feb. 24at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Join the conversation about #WinterClassic and #StadiumSeries on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EpixHD and http://twitter.com/NHL; on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/EPIXand http://Facebook.com/NHL. To learn more visit the official websites of EPIX (http://www.epix.com) and the NHL (http://www.NHL.com).

 For more information about the series and to access the Press Brochure visit http://press.epixhd.com/programming/epix-presents-road-to-the-nhl-winter-classic/ . To download a PDF of the booklet go to: http://press.epixhd.com.

EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Seriesare EPIX Original series. Ross Greenburg is the executive producer, Johnson McKelvy is the coordinating producer, Fritz Mitchell is the senior 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.  Ross Bernard is the executive producer for EPIX, Jill Burkhart is the producer for EPIX and Valerie Bishop is the associate producer for EPIX.

About the NHL

The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters, vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Every yearthe NHL entertains more than 250 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 10 million fans on its social platforms; and more than 300 million fans online at NHL.com. In Canada, the 2014-15 season marks the beginning of a landmark 12-year broadcast and multimedia agreement with Rogers Communications, which includes national rights to NHL games on all platforms in all languages. In the U.S., the NHL is in the fourth season of its 10-year agreement with NBC and NBCSN, the 10th consecutive season both networks have served as national television partners. The NHL is committed to giving back to the community with programs including: Hockey is for Everyone™, which supports nonprofit youth hockey organizations across North America; Hockey Fights Cancer™, raising money for local and national cancer organizations; NHL Green™, which is committed to pursuing 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. The NHL received three 2014 Sports Business Awards: “Sports League of the Year,” “Sports Executive of the Year” recognizing Commissioner Gary Bettman, and “Sports Event of the Year” for the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. For more information, visit NHL.com.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on 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 was the first premium network to launch on XBOX 360, PlayStation®, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads® and iPhones® 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. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 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).

NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and the NHL Winter Classic logo, Road To The NHL Winter Classic, NHL Stadium Series name and logo and Road To The NHL Stadium Series are trademarks of the National Hockey League.  NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams.  © NHL 2014.  All Rights Reserved.

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