In addition to airing on HBO, the show will also be picked up by Sportsnet in Canada. Given that this year’s Winter Classic includes a Canadian team in the Toronto Maple Leafs, that was to be expected.
“HBO’s 24/7 has been a game-changer for us,” said John Collins, COO, NHL. “The wide-open access our clubs provide on and off the ice gives a real sense of what it takes to play in the NHL and just how special our players are. Our fans love it and there’s no question new fans have been attracted by watching the games and the personalities that come alive through the lens of HBO’s storytelling. Red Wings-Maple Leafs will provide no shortage of great stories and having Sportsnet as our first partner in Canada will make this year’s edition bigger than ever.”
Set your calendars; the show will debut on Dec. 14 in the States on HBO, the next day on Sportsnet (presumably edited). The show as usual will air four episodes that will end with the actual Winter Classic game being played.
Source: Brian Stubits, CBS Sports