NHL COVERAGE ON PREMIER SPORTS THIS SEASON

–       Coverage of 15 games a week during the 2018-19 NHL regular season across Premier Sports

–       First month free for new customers!

–       Live coverage of every Stanley Cup Playoff and Stanley Cup Final game.

–       Live NHL European Game of the Week, NHL All-Star Game & NHL Winter Classic

–       Continued daily coverage of the 1 hour NHL On the Fly

–       Selected games per week will also include full intermission coverage

The NHL regular season returns to Premier Sports on October 3rdkick starting the live coverage throughout the year. Each week, Premier Sports will have coverage of 15 of the biggest and best games per week across Premier Sports 1 & 2.

Premier Sports is the only place UK viewers will be able to watch NHL European Games of the Week, the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, the 2019 NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day as well as exclusive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Richard Webb,COO of Premier Sports commented, “We are extremely excited about the start of another season of NHL having broadcast the league in the UK since 2010. We are always trying to improve the coverage by bringing added value to hockey fans in the UK. This year with the addition of the NHL European Game of the Week at prime UK time and full coverage including intermissions on at least 50% of games it promises to be the best year yet for fans in the UK. We are looking forward to showcasing another 500 games this season from the best ice hockey league in the world, beginning with Boston Bruins at reigning Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals live on Premier Sports 1.”

“For the first time ever, the NHL European Game of the Week creates a destination viewing experience for NHL fans in the UK watching on Premier Sports,” said NHL Executive Vice President of Media & International Strategy David Proper. “Fans in the UK will be able to watch live NHL action featuring the world’s best hockey players during a consistent primetime window throughout the 2018-19 regular season on Premier Sports. We appreciate the cooperation of our Member Clubs which now allows us to increase the number of games played in European primetime, providing a great opportunity for Premier Sports and their sister channel, FreeSports, to broadcast nearly 50 Saturday and Sunday matchups for the upcoming season.”

Opening LIVE fixtures on Premier Sports

4/10 Thursday 12.30am Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals
4/10 Thursday 3.30am Anaheim Ducks @ San Jose Sharks
5/10 Friday 12am Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins
5/10 Friday 3am Philadelphia Flyers @ Vegas Golden Knights
6/10 Saturday 12 am Carolina Hurricanes @ Columbus Blue Jackets
6/10 Saturday 3.30am San Jose Sharks @ LA Kings

ABOUT PREMIER SPORTS

 Premier Sports was founded in 2009 and operates three sports TV channels in the UK. Premier Sports 1 is on Sky channel 412 and Virgin channel 551. Premier Sports 2 is on Sky channel 435 and Virgin Channel 552. FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 95 on Freeview and BT and on Freesat Channel 252.

Both Premier Sport channels are available on a subscription basis for just £9.99 per month on Sky and on the Premier Sports player. The channels are also available to pubs, clubs and other commercial premises throughout the UK.

Premier Sports and FreeSports hold ice hockey rights for the NHL, CHL, SHL, KHL weekly highlights and the IIHF World Championships. It is also the home of the Guinness PRO14, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup & GAA.

 Premier Sports: www.premiersports.com

FreeSports: www.freesports.tv