Thursday, December 11, 2014

All Roads Lead to EPIX This Winter

EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ Premieres Tuesday, Dec. 16th at 10pm ET/PT, 9C
EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™ Premieres Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 10pm ET/PT, 9C
Series Narrated by Bill Camp
Kevin Smith To Provide Weekly Recaps of Two-Part, Eight Episode EPIX Original Series
Free All Access Digital Pass Available to U.S. Audiences via and

New York, NY – DECEMBER 11, 2014 – Premium entertainment network EPIX and the National Hockey League announced today that film director, author, and avid hockey fan Kevin Smith (Tusk, Clerks) will host weekly recaps of the EPIX Original Series EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™, produced by 52-time Emmy® Award winner Ross Greenburg.  The series is narrated by Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave, Lincoln).

Kevin Smith’s Penalty Box, 2-minute episodes that capture Smith’s distinctive perspective on each week’s highlights, 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.

Here’s a first look at Kevin Smith’s Penalty Box

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 Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals as they prepare to compete in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series will make its U.S. Television Premiere on EPIX February 3, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT, 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™.

Encore Presentations of EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series will air Fridays at 10pm ET/PT, 9C.

Beginning December 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C, U.S. hockey fans can watch each episode streamed live for free on, the EPIX mobile and connected device apps, as well as on, 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 to view the entire series on demand through the EPIX online and app platforms.  Here is the link to the free trial offer:

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 and  
·       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

Join the conversation about #WinterClassic and #StadiumSeries on Twitter. Follow EPIX on Twitter at and on Facebook at Follow NHL on Twitter and on Facebook at learn more visit the official websites of EPIX (http://www.epix.comand the NHL (

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 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

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 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 Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD ( and on Facebook (, YouTube (, Instagram (, Google+ (, Pinterest

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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