NEW YORK (May 19, 2016) – SHOWTIME Sports is giving viewers an opportunity to sample the first episode of the anticipated new series “ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup” across multiple platforms and devices as well as on NHL Network following the series premiere on Friday, May 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
Produced in conjunction with NHL Original Productions, the real-time, behind-the-scenes documentary series is the first of its kind to nationally televise the championship of a major North American sport as it unfolds. Weekly, half-hour episodes offer unprecedented access to the Eastern Conference Final pitting the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Western Conference Final featuring the San Jose Sharks versus the St. Louis Blues. The series will continue with intimate and never-before-seen coverage as two teams square off in the Stanley Cup Final and chase what many call the hardest trophy to win in all of sports – the Stanley Cup®.
Consumers who do not subscribe to SHOWTIME will be able to sample the episode beginning Friday after 9:30 p.m. ET for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel, Facebook page and website, SHO.com. The episode will also be available across multiple television and streaming providers’ devices, websites, applications, Facebook pages, and free On Demand channels. An encore presentation of the premiere episode will air Friday at 12:00 a.m. ET on NHL Network in the U.S. and on Sportsnet in Canada, and will be available at NHL.com on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. ET (check NHL.com for listings).
“ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup” continues with new episodes every Friday night through the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals. SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to the entire series on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. The series can also be seen on SHOWTIME (showtime.com), the stand-alone streaming service available through Amazon, Apple®, Google and Roku®, as well as through Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Sony PlayStation® Vue. “ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup” will be produced by 53-time Sports Emmy® Award winning producer Ross Greenburg, who pioneered the sports documentary series genre.
About Showtime Networks Inc.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon and Google. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Prime Video. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.
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., Sportsnetand 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.TV™. 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 has transformed 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 celebrate 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.