EPIX AND NHL TO DEBUT SECOND SEASON OF “EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC™” ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 10 PM ET/PT, 9CT

EPIX® AND NHL TO DEBUT SECOND SEASON OF “EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC” ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 10 PM ET/PT, 9CT

Produced By Ross Greenburg in partnership with NHL Original Productions, 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, NHL.com and BostonBruins.com

NEW YORK (December 9, 2015) EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Winter Classic will make its U.S. Television Premiere Wednesday, December 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT. The weekly series, consisting of four one-hour episodes, will focus on the heated rivalry between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens and their journey as they head toward the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on New Year’s Day 2016. 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, NHL.com and BostonBruins.com.

Series Schedule:

EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC

Premiere – Wednesday, December 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT (Special Encore Presentation at 11pm ET)

Episode 2 – Wednesday, December 23 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Episode 3 – Wednesday, December 30 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

Episode 4 – Wednesday, January 6 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT

 

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, this is the second year that EPIX and the NHL® team up to provide 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. Two of the NHL’s most storied franchises, the Bruins and Canadiens have faced off against each other more than any other two teams in NHL history. When these long-time rivals meet on Jan. 1, Boston will become the first Club to host the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® for a second time, after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime of the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Fenway Park. It will mark the first time the Canadiens will play in the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, and just the second time a Canadian-based NHL team will participate in the event, following the Toronto Maple Leafs’ appearance in 2014. Join the conversation about #WinterClassic on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EpixHD and http://twitter.com/NHL, on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/EPIX and http://Facebook.com/NHL.

Encore Presentations of EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Winter Classicwill air Saturdays at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT.

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, Jocelyn Diaz and Ross Bernard are the executive producers for EPIX, and Jill Burkhart and Valerie Bishop are the producers for EPIX.

For more information about this series and other EPIX programming go to: http://press.epixhd.com.

About 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.

NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and the NHL Winter Classic logo, Road To The NHL Winter Classic and Original Six are trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams.

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Media Contacts:

EPIX
Marlea Willis, [email protected] / 212.846.6748          
Natalie Kenul, [email protected] / 212.846.6891

NHL
John Dellapina, [email protected] / 212.789.2115     
Nirva Milord [email protected] / 212.789.2123

FAVORITO PR
Joe Favorito, [email protected] / 201.746.0005

LIPPIN GROUP
Don Ciaramella, [email protected] / 212.986.7080
Katie Fuchs, [email protected] / 212.986.7080
Elina Adut, [email protected] / 323.965.1990

ALLIED-THA, Boston office:
Jane Lanouette, [email protected] / 617.877.9075
Shannon Moore, [email protected] / 202.742.8744

EPIX AND NHL REUNITE FOR A SECOND SEASON OF “EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC”

                                         

EPIX AND NHL REUNITE FOR A SECOND SEASON OF

EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC”

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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.”

Series Schedule:

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

Join the conversation about #WinterClassic on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EpixHD and http://twitter.com/NHL , on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/EPIX and 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 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.

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About 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.

NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and the NHL Winter Classic logo, Road To The NHL Winter Classicand Original Six are trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams.

© NHL 2015. All Rights Reserved.

 

Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                                                                                   

Marlea Willis, [email protected]

212.846.6748

 

NHL

John Dellapina, [email protected]

212.789.2115

Nirva Milord, [email protected]

212.789.2123

 

FAVORITO PR

Joe Favorito, [email protected]

201.746.0005

 

The Lippin Group

Don Ciaramella, [email protected] / 212.986.7080

Elina Adut, [email protected] / 323.965.1990

Katie Fuchs, [email protected] / 212.986.7080

 

 

 

 

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.

Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                                                                                  

Marlea Willis [email protected]

212.846.6748

 

NHL

John Dellapina [email protected]

212.789.2115

Nirva Milord [email protected]

212.789.2123

 

FAVORITO PR    

Joe Favorito [email protected]

201.746.0005

 

FRANK PR

Clare Anne Darragh, [email protected]

Lina Plath, [email protected]

646.861.0843

 

ALLIED – THA, DC office:

Shannon Moore [email protected]

202-742-8744

 

ALLIED – THA, Chicago office:

Kathleen Sewall [email protected]

312-376-8553

 

ALLIED – THA, San Francisco office:

Sharon Weiss [email protected]

410-804-7977

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

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

              Debuting in December 2014            

 Original Series Will Feature Inside Look at Chicago Blackhawks vs. Washington Capitals in 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® and Los Angeles Kings vs.

San Jose Sharks in 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™

Live Streams of Each Episode Will Be Available to U.S. Hockey Fans via

EPIX and NHL Digital Platforms 

Sportsnet to Distribute the Series in Canada 

New York, NY (September 23, 2014) – Premium TV network EPIX and the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today that they have formed a partnership to produce and distribute a two-part original series, debuting on EPIX in December 2014, that will bring hockey fans 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™.

Produced by 52-time Emmy award winner Ross Greenburg, the series will offer viewers an exclusive look inside the world of the NHL, with strategically placed cameras and microphones providing an all-access pass to players’ homes, locker rooms, training rooms, and the arena.

A pioneer in “TV Everywhere” multi-platform availability, EPIX’s television, on-demand, and digital offerings will provide fans intimate looks at these athletes in professional and personal settings, capturing all the action, drama, heartaches, and triumphs as they unfold.

Part one of the series will premiere on EPIX in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada in December, with weekly episodes following the Blackhawks and the Capitals through regular season games, culminating with the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® outdoor game in Washington, D.C. on New Year’s Day, January 1.

Part two of the series will premiere on EPIX in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada in February 2015 with 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™ on February 21st.

U.S. hockey fans will be able to watch each episode streamed live for free on EPIX.com, the EPIX mobile and connected device apps, as well as on NHL.com, the NHL app, and the official websites and apps for each participating team.  In addition, fans will be able to sign up for a free trial EPIX subscription at EPIX.com to view the entire series on demand through the EPIX online and app platforms.

“We are incredibly excited to be working with the National Hockey League to create this original series,” said EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg. “This up close and personal programming is a perfect fit with our goal to provide entertainment that engages fans, using leading edge technology to meet the changing viewing habits of consumers, making it available wherever, whenever they are watching.”

“Hockey fans have a strong appetite for original and engaging content built on storytelling,” said NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins. “EPIX has developed an impressive reputation for its high-quality original sports programming and access to its content across a multitude of platforms. This two-part series will continue to bring every fan the engaging, all-access narratives and storylines they have come to expect.”

“The players appreciate the high level of interest that this series will create amongst fans with Ross Greenburg and EPIX bringing the players’ stories directly into your living room,” said Don Fehr, NHL Players’ Association Executive Director. “The opportunity to play outdoors in a stadium atmosphere is always exciting for the players and their families, and this series will undoubtedly be content that fans won’t want to miss.”

 “Canadian hockey fans love seeing their favourite players up-close and personal – they can never get enough of it,” said Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet and NHL, Rogers. “This series is the perfect complement to our stars-first philosophy and we are proud to partner with the NHL and EPIX to bring this type of premium programming to hockey fans north of the border.”

This two-part seriesis the newest entry in EPIX’s wide-ranging, exclusive sports franchise programming, which includes Forgotten Four: the Integration of Pro Football, premiering tonight, September 23rd, at 8 PM ET. Featured programs also include David Ortiz In the Moment, Amar‘e Stoudemire In the Moment, Lindsey Vonn In the Moment, and Schooled: The Price of College Sports.

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, PlayStation®, Android tablets and phones, 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) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX). 

NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark NHL Winter Classic and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Winter Classic logo and NHL Stadium Series name and logo 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.

Contacts

Marlea Willis (EPIX)

212-846-6748

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Nirva Milord (NHL)

212-789-2123

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Jonathan Weatherdon (NHLPA)

416-313-2316

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Jennifer Neziol (Sportsnet)

416-275-9182

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