FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 1st, 2018
NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES MULTIPLATFORM EAGLES PLAYOFF COVERAGE
MISSION MINNEAPOLIS SPECIALS AIR MONDAY AND FRIDAY
SPECIAL PLAYOFF EDITIONS OF QUICK SLANTS, EAGLE EYE, PODCASTS AND FACEBOOK LIVE CHATS
AUTHENTIC FAN FRIDAY: PLAYOFF PARTY
AND LIVE SHOW AT XFINITY LIVE! ON JANUARY 12
PHILADELPHIA- (January 1, 2018) – The Road to Minneapolis goes through Philadelphia and there is no place better to provide Eagles fans non-stop coverage than NBC Sports Philadelphia. With extensive multiplatform coverage of the team’s road to Super Bowl VII, complete with daily coverage including press conferences, insider access, expert analysis, weekly specials, and Authentic Fan Playoff Parties – no team has the Eagles covered quite like NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Beginning on Monday, January 1 and throughout the Eagles playoff run, NBC Sports Philadelphia will provide the Eagles fans with multiplatform coverage on-air, online, on social media, plus shows from Xfinity Live!
Each Monday and Friday throughout the playoffs, NBC Sports Philadelphia will air “Mission Minneapolis” programming, as the Eagles hope to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2005. Amy Fadool and Michael Barkann will host the specials, alongside Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks. Rob Ellis and John Clark will also provide input.
“Mission Minneapolis” Schedule:
January 1 6 p.m.
January 5 10 p.m.
January 8 6 p.m.
January 12 6 p.m. (Live from Xfinity Live!)
January 15 6 p.m.
Authentic Fan Friday Playoff Party at Xfinity Live! January 12
Join NBC Sports Philadelphia at Xfinity Live on Friday, January 12 at 6 p.m. for an Authentic Fan Friday: Playoff Party featuring a live broadcast of “Mission Minneapolis” with Michael Barkann, Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks. In addition to the live show, there will be giveaways including two pairs of tickets to that weekend’s Eagles Playoff game and a signed Carson Wentz Jersey courtesy of Xfinity. The event begins at 5 p.m. with free parking and $5 food specials. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, and wear their favorite Eagles gear. The first 500 people receive a free beer courtesy of Miller Lite.
Multiplatform Playoff Coverage
NBC Sports Philadelphia will air special playoff editions of Quick Slants, complete with accompanying podcasts. Additional coverage is provided on NBCSPortsPhiladelphia.com, with exclusive content including insider access, video blogs and “Eagle Eye” airing daily.
“Eagles Pregame Live” with Michael Barkann, Ray Didinger, Barrett Brooks and Seth Joyner, returns to Xfinity Live! for all Eagles home playoff games, airing one hour prior to kickoff. In between each quarter, Eagles fans can log onto NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com for “In-Game Live,” as the team breaks down the action and what they can expect coming up. “Eagles Postgame Live” airs immediately after the clock hits zero. “End Game” with Amy Fadool, Barrett Brooks and Seth Joyner follow with a lighter look at the game.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will host special playoff editions of Facebook Live with Derrick Gunn, Reuben Frank, Barrett Brooks and Ray Didinger. Fans should like NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Facebook page to make sure they never miss one.
Must follows for total Eagles coverage during the season and throughout the playoffs.
NBC Sports Philadelphia
About NBC Sports Philadelphia:
NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+, part of NBC Sports Group, provide award-winning sports news, analysis, live game coverage and original programming to nearly three million viewers in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together the networks present more than 500 live game broadcasts annually, featuring the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, NCAA and high school events, plus extensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles. NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcasts pre/post-game coverage and the most comprehensive local and regional sports news available. The networks’ news and original programming teams have been distinguished with numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards, and handle sports coverage for Philadelphia’s NBC10 affiliate WCAU-TV. NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, also provides Philly sports fans with the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online local sports destination that includes live streaming of Sixers basketball, Flyers hockey and Phillies baseball. The site is the go to source for up-to-the-minute sports news, game previews/recaps, highlights, numerous multimedia video clips, blogs and top-notch coverage from “Insiders” for the city’s favorite pro teams. NBC Sports Philadelphia can be found on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (@NBCSportsPhilly).
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