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Amazon’s COAST TO COAST to Focus on NHL’s Greatest Highlights

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Amazon’s COAST TO COAST to Focus on NHL’s Greatest Highlights

By Movieguide® Contributor

A new hockey series is in the works. In a partnership between the National Hockey League and Amazon, COAST TO COAST is a new show that will focus on the game’s greatest highlights.

The series will be available Monday nights on Amazon Prime and will air Thursday nights in Canada.

“NHL COAST TO COAST will provide fans with a comprehensive look at the latest key moments in games, as-they-happen highlights, interviews and analysis from the world of hockey, featuring top players, coaches and commentators,” Magda Grace, head of Prime Video, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, said.

Steve Meyer, NHL Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, added, “NHL COAST TO COAST is yet another example of Amazon’s extraordinary investment in hockey programming and commitment to delivering an enhanced viewing experience for hockey fans.”

The Hollywood Reporter shared, “The deal for NHL COAST TO COAST north of the border promises ripple effects on Canadian TV similar to Amazon’s $1 billion per year deal to offer THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL stateside similarly changing TV viewing habits as pro sports increasingly embraces streaming audiences.”

COAST TO COAST is not the first NHL and Amazon collab.

NHL reported, “Earlier this month, Prime Video and NHL Productions announced an untitled docuseries with Box To Box Films – the producers of Drive to Survive – that will give unprecedented access to some of the NHL’s most compelling players, all at different stages of their careers, as they embark throughout the season on the ultimate pursuit of glory – winning the coveted Stanley Cup. The series will feature in-depth interviews with key players, their rivals and those in their closest inner circles – teammates, coaches and family – revealing what life on and off the ice really is like for the League’s top players.”

Movieguide® reported:

Prime Video has just acquired the rights to a new NHL docuseries that will include “unprecedented access” to the League’s top players and teams.

Per the NHL, “The series will feature in-depth interviews with key players, their rivals and those in their closest inner circle – teammates, coaches, and family. The series will also reveal what life on-and-off the ice is really like for the league’s top players. From the quiet reflective moments to the speed and intensity of being on hockey’s biggest stage – revealing the talent, grit, and sacrifice it takes to make it in the NHL.”

Some of the players the series will follow include Connor McDavid, Matthew Tkachuk, Jacob Trouba, Leon Draisaitl, David Pastrnak, Jeremy Swayman, Quinn Hughes, Jack Eichel, William Nylander, Filip Forsberg, Gabriel Landeskog and more.

The Hollywood Reporter noted that “Prime Video has exclusive NHL rights in Canada, and this series will complement that, though it will also be available in the U.S. and globally.”


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