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Dec 09 2015

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, MWillis@epix.com / 212.846.6748          
Natalie Kenul, NKenul@epix.com / 212.846.6891

NHL
John Dellapina, JDellapina@nhl.com / 212.789.2115     
Nirva Milord NMilord@nhl.com / 212.789.2123

FAVORITO PR
Joe Favorito, fatherknickerbocker1@yahoo.com / 201.746.0005

LIPPIN GROUP
Don Ciaramella, don@lippingroup.com / 212.986.7080
Katie Fuchs, kfuchs@lippingroup.com / 212.986.7080
Elina Adut, eaudit@lippingroup.com / 323.965.1990

ALLIED-THA, Boston office:
Jane Lanouette, JLanouette@alliedim.com / 617.877.9075
Shannon Moore, smoore@alliedim.com / 202.742.8744