Road To The Winter Classic Free Trail On EPIX, NHL, Blackhawks, And Capitals Website Or App
Tomorrow at 10pm ET/PT, National Hockey League fans across the nation can view EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ via free streaming on Epix.com and other digital distribution outlets. The four-part weekly episodes are a behind-the-scenes look at the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals during their preparation to face off in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. The Sports Techie community blog followers here in the U.S. can watch EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic television premiere December 16 for free on Epix.com, the EPIX mobile and connected device apps, in addition to NHL.com, your NHL app, and official websites and apps of each team on their way to the Stanley Cup. In addition, Kevin Smith will offer his zany perspective of the hockey happenings during his weekly report. Read more about this awesome sports technology inspired opportunity here.
Kevin Smith Slapstick
Premium entertainment network EPIX and the NHL will feature film director, author, and massive hockey fan Kevin Smith (Tusk, Clerks) as the unfiltered host of the EPIX Original Series EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™ weekly recaps, produced by 52-time Emmy® Award winner Ross Greenburg. The series is narrated by Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave, Lincoln).
Insight by Smith will be delivered via weekly recaps of the two-part, eight episode EPIX original series “Road To The Winter Classic “ and “Road To The Stadium Series” starting Tuesday.
“Kevin Smith’s Penalty Box,” is a 2-minute engaging episode that highlights Smith’s personal thoughts on each week’s activities of the acclaimed-series. It will run on air and across EPIX and NHL digital platforms the Wednesday following the Tuesday night premiere. Encores of Kevin Smith’s Penalty Box will air leading into the premiere of the following week’s episode.
Smith explains his slapstick filled breakdown of each episode with an exclusive weekly recap in the following YouTube video clip.
Learn more of the epic Winter Classic special from Mike Emrick, the voice of the NHL as he shares the feelings generated by playing in outdoor stadiums such as Nationals Park filled with four times the crowd size of a NHL arena.
EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic – Voice of the Winter Classic | EPIX
NHL Stadium Series
Look for the premier of EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™ on American TV February 3, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT on EPIX, with four weekly episodes focused on the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks on the road to the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at Levi’s Stadium.
Encore Presentations of EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™ will be shown Fridays at 10pm ET/PT, 9C.
This unique fan experience is available as a free trial EPIX subscription enabling fans to view the entire series on demand through the EPIX online and app platforms. “The Road to The Winter Classic,” starts Tuesday night at 10:00 pm. The trial is for all movies, specials and shows on EPIX for the three months.
Sign up to watch every episode on EPIX.com and NHL.com via this free trial offer here.
Online – App Access
The NHL / EPIX business 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, Chromecast 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.
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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 year the 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®.
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 Chromecast, 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 and on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and Vine.
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.
Sports Techie, The NHL continues to push the evolution of the sport of hockey using sports tech. Look for more of the same now and in the future because Epix is behind this epic content.
In this advanced clip from the premiere of EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC, Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks gives teammate Bryan Bickell a hard time over his fresh battle scars.
Can it get any more real looking at the gnarly facial contusions and hearing the brotherly conversion between NHL teammates.
In this advanced clip from the premiere of EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC, first year Washington Capitals Coach, Barry Trotz, visits the zoo with his family and talks about what it’s like adjusting to life in a new town.
This touching and family focused brief look into the life of a professional hockey coach with a disabled child is exactly the kind of riveting and heartfelt content you can expect from these remarkable shows.
EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Winter Classic premieres Tuesday, December 16th at 10pm on EPIX!
See y’all later in Seattle and here in Atlanta.
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