This year marks the first time EPIX will air the popular “Road to the Winter Classic” series; previously it had been on HBO. Launched in 2009, EPIX is budding premium entertainment and original programming outlet that is available in 50 million homes. However, it currently isn’t offered on several large systems, including Comcast (my provider).
Since the NHL wants wide distribution, the series also will stream online. Details and trailer below.
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 networkEPIX 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 EPIXDecember 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 EPIXFebruary 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 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.
EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC
Premiere – Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT
Episode 2 – Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT
Episode 3 – Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT
Episode 4 – Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT
EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL STADIUM SERIES
Premiere – Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT
Episode 2 – Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT
Episode 3 – Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT
Episode 4- Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT