SHOWTIME SPORTS® ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON OF “ALL ACCESS: QUEST FOR THE STANLEY CUP” OFFERING EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE 2017 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Weekly Series Premieres This Friday, May 19 on SHOWTIME®; First Episode To Be Sampled Free Across Multiple Platforms
SHOWTIME Sports will reprise its unprecedented behind-the- scenes documentary series with a second season of ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup®. The series, which provides intimate access to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, will premiere on Friday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME with subsequent weekly episodes premiering Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT throughout the pressure-packed postseason. Plus, SHOWTIME Sports and the NHL® will offer the first episode to consumers who do not subscribe to SHOWTIME for free on multiple platforms including YouTube, SHO.com, NHL.com and NHL NetworkTM as the series premieres.
ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup® chronicles the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final with exclusive access to the four final NHL® teams – Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins – battling for the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup®, one of the oldest and most iconic trophies in sports.
Season One of ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup was the first of its kind to nationally televise the championship of a major North American sport as it unfolded. This series, along with the SHOWTIME Sports original college footage franchise “A SEASON WITH,” delivers deep access and unique coverage during the most critical points of these respective seasons.
“SHOWTIME has set a new standard when it comes to behind-the-scenes, unscripted sports programming. Our network sets itself apart from the competition by offering unprecedented access to the players and coaches when the stakes are at their highest,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. “We are grateful to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Mayer and the NHL owners, general managers, players and coaches for granting us the access we need to make this a timely and compelling series.”
“Season One provided us with such a unique opportunity to give fans a glimpse of the inner- workings of the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final,” said Mayer
SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to the entire series on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and SHOWTIME the stand-alone streaming service available through Amazon, Apple®, Google, Roku, Samsung SmartTVs and at showtime.com.
* Information provided via NHL Press Release