Cox Media, a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising owned by Cox Communications, will debut an original 10-episode docudrama about the Vegas Golden Knights, a still unfolding story of professional ice hockey's arrival in Las Vegas, Nev. The first 30 minute episode will air on Cox Channel 96, Cox Channel 1096 in HD and simultaneously streamed at www.cox96.net on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. "Behind the Vegas Ice" will examine the exciting development of the National Hockey League's expansion into Las Vegas, the first major league professional sports franchise for Southern Nevada.
"We're extremely excited about this 10-episode docudrama that contains exclusive, original content about a major local sports milestone in Southern Nevada," said Mike Parisi, vice president of Cox Media in Las Vegas. "Behind the Vegas Ice promises to offer Southern Nevadans an informative behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of this first professional sports franchise for our community."
Behind the Vegas Ice will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Vegas Golden Knights, the team's owners, staff, coaches and players as they embark on an ambitious journey to bring the first ever, professional sports team to Las Vegas, Southern Nevada and the entire region. The ten, 30-minute episodes will document the events starting with the NHL's historic announcement about the Las Vegas team in June 2016 through the first game scheduled for October 2017.
"Since we launched the season ticket drive in February 2015, fans have been incredibly supportive and interested in everything thing has happened with this team," said Bill Foley, owner of the Vegas Golden Knights. "With this show, they'll get an up-close look at the realities of putting together a pro sports team. There will be a lot of exciting, never-before-seen-footage as the film crews have been with us every step of the way."
The first episode of Behind the Vegas Ice titled "Dawn of an Era" will premiere on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. on Cox Channel 96 and Channel 1096 in HD. The content will also be streamed online at www.cox96.net however it will not be available to viewers outside the immediate Las Vegas area. The docudrama will re-broadcast each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. throughout December. Then each month, a new episode of Behind the Vegas Ice will air. All episodes will be available to Cox Las Vegas subscribers through On Demand. Check www.cox96.net and the onscreen guide for air dates and times. Cox 96/1096 is a community channel managed by Cox Las Vegas. Findlay Toyota, Summerlin, and Born and Raised sports bar are sponsors of this original documentary series.
The Vegas Golden Knights will play their home games at the 20,000 seat T-Mobile Arena. Cox Business, a subsidiary of Cox Communications, Inc., is the exclusive technology integration/telecommunicate services provider for T-Mobile Arena.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.