NHL NETWORK TO BRING FANS INSIDE 2012 NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND
Unprecedented On-Site Coverage from Ottawa Begins Thursday
Free Preview of NHL Network Available Across Canada Through Participating TV Service Providers
NEW YORK (January 24, 2012) — Live on-site coverage from NHL Network of all the festivities surrounding the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in Ottawa begins on Thursday, Jan. 26, delivering 16.5 hours of live coverage.
The NHL Network team in Ottawa includes NHL Tonight hosts Kathryn Tappen and Brian Duff, analysts Barry Melrose, Kevin Weekes, Mike Johnson and EJ Hradek and reporter Heidi Androl. Joining the NHL Network team as special guest is the online sensation Joey The Junior Reporter of Blackhawks TV. The 6-year old Illinois native will bring his sharp interviewing skills to Ottawa, where he will ask the “hard-hitting” questions of the NHL’s biggest stars. For a look at Joey in action interviewing members of the Chicago Blackhawks, click here.
NHL Network will broadcast live from the Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair™ at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Thursday, Jan. 26, and Friday, Jan. 27, with roving talent filing remote reports from the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft™and the NHL All-Star Media Day Presented By Allstate Insurance. The NHL Network set moves to Scotiabank Place arena on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29.
A free preview of NHL Network will be available on participating television services providers throughout Canada, including Bell TV, Rogers, Shaw and Shaw Direct, through Feb. 3. (Not available in all areas.)
NHL Network content also will be available to stream through NHL.com, keeping fans apprised of all the activity in Ottawa around 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend on the platform of their choice. For the latest NHL All-Star news, visit NHL.com and its dedicated microsite for the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend, NHL.com/allstar.
NHL Network broadcast coverage in Ottawa is as follows (all times Eastern):
Thursday, January 26
5-7 p.m. Cisco NHL Live at NHL All-Star Weekend featuring NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman during the second hour live from Scotiabank Fan Fair™
7-8 p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Pre-Show
9:30-11 p.m. NHL Tonight (2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Edition)
Midnight 2012 NHL Player All-Star Fantasy Draft (re-air)
Friday, January 27
3-6 p.m. NHL All-Star Media Day Presented By Allstate Insurance
6-7 p.m. NHL Tonight (NHL All-Star Media Day Recap)
7-8:30 p.m. 2012 NHL Player All-Star Fantasy Draft (re-air)
8:30-10 p.m. 2012 NHL Player All-Star Fantasy Draft (re-air)
Saturday, January 28
4-7 p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition Pre-Show
9-10 p.m. NHL Tonight (2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition Recap)
11p.m. – 1a.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition (re-air in U.S. only)
Sunday, January 29
10a.m.-12p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition (re-air in U.S. only)
1-4 p.m. 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game Pre-Game Show
7-8 p.m. NHL Tonight (2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game Edition)
11p.m.-1a.m. 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game (re-air in U.S. only)