FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
NBC SPORTS TO PRESENT ONE-HOUR SPECIAL – “WIRED: STADIUM SERIES – PENGUINS VS. FLYERS” – TAKING FANS INSIDE THE SOUNDS AND PASSION OF HOCKEY
A Total of 12 Players, Coaches and Referees Will Be Mic’d Up During NHL Stadium Series Broadcast This Saturday
Audio from Game Featured in Hour-Long Special – Wired: Stadium Series Penguins vs. Flyers – March 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Latest Iteration of NBC Sports’ Innovative Coverage of 2018-19 NHL Season, Including Puck and Player Tracking Digital Broadcast at NHL All-Star Weekend and Partnership with P.K. Subban
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 21, 2019 – NBC Sports will take fans inside the sounds and passion of hockey with a one-hour special – “Wired: Stadium Series – Penguins vs. Flyers” – that will utilize audio from players, coaches and referees from this Saturday’s 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers on NBC.
Four players apiece from the Flyers and Penguins, as well as both coaches and two referees, will be mic’d during the game, and select audio will be used during Saturday night’s broadcast on NBC. Fans will have the chance to re-live the Stadium Series through sounds from the players, coaches and referees in the hour-long special which will air on NBCSN on Tuesday, March 5, at 11:30 p.m. ET, following coverage of the Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators.
“The NHL is full of great personalities and those personalities often come out on the ice through chirps and banter between the players, coaches and referees,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer & President, Production, NBC & NBCSN. “We have always aimed to bring fans closer to the game, beginning with our ‘Inside-the-Glass’ broadcast position that NBC Sports established nearly 15 years ago. This special will go a step further and bring fans on the ice through the sounds of the game on Saturday night.”
The “Wired – Stadium Series: Penguins vs. Flyers” special is the latest example of NBC Sports’ innovative NHL coverage during the 2018-19 season. NBC Sports delivered a first-of-its-kind digital-only presentation utilizing new puck and player tracking technology in real time at the NHL All-Star Game in January.
Earlier this year, NBC Sports and Nashville Predators star and entrepreneur P.K. Subban agreed to a first-of-its-kind content partnership. NBC Sports produced a one-hour variety program – “P.K. Subban’s All-Star Special” – hosted by Subban at All-Star Weekend on NBCSN, as well as an original digital series – “The P.K. Project” – that encompasses Subban’s personality away from the ice.
Six-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call of Saturday night’s Penguins-Flyers NHL Stadium Series game from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Liam McHugh will anchor studio coverage on-site in Philadelphia alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, and Jeremy Roenick.