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NBC Sports Regional Networks are 'Headstrong' this November

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NBC Sports Regional Networks are 'Headstrong' this November

STAMFORD, Conn. – November 5, 2019 – NBC Sports Regional Networks is launching its multiplatform initiative on mental health and men’s health, HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports, throughout November. The month-long campaign begins with the debut of feature documentary HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports, on each of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, on-site activations and events planned in several key markets, and robust short-form content featuring a broad array of perspectives on mental health and men’s health.  The documentary is produced in partnership with Religion of Sports, the Sports Emmy-winning media company founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan, and Gotham Chopra.

The documentary HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports tells the story of four elite athletes who have faced mental health challenges: Justise Winslow, forward/guard for the Miami Heat; Nathan Braaten, former Oregon State University soccer player and founder of Dam Worth It; Hayden Hurst, Baltimore Ravens tight end; and Clint Malarchuk, former goalie for the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, and Buffalo Sabres. Six-time Pro Bowl receiver and Founder of House Of Athlete Brandon Marshall also appears in the program and serves as an executive producer.

HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports premieres this week on the NBC Sports Regional Networks, beginning Nov. 7, and debuts nationwide on NBCSN on November 20. Each network will present multiple encores throughout the month. Below are the debut days and times for each of the NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBCSN:

NBC Sports Bay Area: Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. PT

NBC Sports Boston: Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET

NBC Sports California: Nov. 9 at 10:30 p.m. PT

NBC Sports Chicago: Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. CT

NBC Sports Northwest: Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. PT

NBC Sports Philadelphia: Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. ET

NBC Sports Washington: Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. ET

NBCSN: Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. ET

As part of the HeadStrong initiative, a series of more than 35 short-form digital video features focused on mental health and men’s health issues will be released throughout the month on a special HeadStrong web page, www.nbcsports.com/headstrong. An additional 50-plus combined short-form digital video features will be published by the NBC Sports Regional Networks on their respective HeadStrong sites, focused on local subjects and stories. Written articles, social content, and other media will complement the feature documentary and short-form videos. A trailer of the one-hour documentary special is available here

To create additional awareness and further the conversation surrounding mental health and men’s health issues, NBC Sports Regional Networks will host special events and activations in several markets, including Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington. The events, which begin this week, will feature insights from medical experts and those who have experienced mental health issues, among others, as well as screenings of HeadStrong content.

Many NBC Sports Regional Networks on-air commentators are making personal pledges to support the initiative. In partnership with Movember and their annual campaign in which men grow moustaches during November to generate awareness and raise funds for men’s health issues, more than 15 NBC Sports Regional Networks hosts, analysts and reporters will ‘grow their mo,’ and promote their efforts across platforms. Fans can follow their progress by using #HeadStrongNBC and #Movember.

The initiative follows NBC Sports Regional Networks’ successful documentary project last year on youth sports, entitled Fair Play, and the 2017 initiative TOMBOY, which focused on gender issues in sports. Both Fair Play and TOMBOY were produced by NBC Sports Regional Networks, and were televised nationwide on NBC Owned Television Stations and NBCSN.

-NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS-

ABOUT NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 35 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia+, NBC Sports Washington, SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Northwest. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

ABOUT RELIGION OF SPORTS

Religion of Sports is a Sports Emmy-award winning Sports Media Content company co-founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra (CCO) and also guided by Ameeth Sankaran (CEO).  The company produces content ranging from short form video to podcast to feature films that answer the core question “Why Sports Matter”.  Content includes its flagship Religion of Sports series, Shut Up & Dribble on Showtime, the Emmy-winning docu-series Tom vs. Time with Tom Brady for Facebook Watch and most recently Stephen vs The Game with Stephen Curry also for Facebook Watch. www.religionofsports.com

ABOUT MOVEMBER

Movember is the leading global men’s health charity. The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,250 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention. In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, Movember is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives. The charity’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com.

Media Contacts:

NBC Sports Philadelphia    

Maureen Quilter

Maureen.Quilter@nbcuni.com

Religion of Sports

info@marionpr.com

Movember

Sheryl Tirol

sheryl.tirol@movember.com

NBC Sports Philadelphia announces Philadelphia 76ers coverage

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NBC Sports Philadelphia announces Philadelphia 76ers coverage

PHILADELPHIA — NBC Sports Philadelphia, home of the Authentic Fan, ushers in comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the Philadelphia 76ers with the season opener against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, October 23.

The schedule, and a list of much watch games, can be found on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. The broadcast team of Marc Zumoff, Alaa Abdelnaby and Serena Winters will call 70 Sixers games this season on NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+. 

Amy Fadool is joined by former Sixer Marc Jackson, and former Sixers head coach and GM Jim Lynam, as they tip off a new season of Sixers Pregame Live from the state of the art NBC Sports Philadelphia studios beginning at 6:30 pm. Immediately after the game, Fadool, Jackson and Lynam recap the game, and bring you Brett Brown’s press conference on Sixers Postgame Live.

Tyrone Johnson and Krystle Rich return as the Sixers Outsiders, providing the fans’ point on the game and social media reaction.  

All Sixers games, plus Sixers Pregame Live, Sixers Postgame Live and Sixers Outsiders are available on the MyTeams app, with additional content from NBC Sports Philadelphia’s talented team of writers and contributors.

NBC Sports Philadelphia's Paul Hudrick and Danny Pommells walk you through everything there is to discuss about the 76ers with new episodes of Sixers Talk several times per week.  Download the latest podcast now: Sixers Talk

October 23 Lineup on NBC Sports Philadelphia:

Out of market fans can stream Sixers Pregame Live, Sixers Postgame Live, and Sixers Outsiders plus other team-centric programming on Philly Pass, available here for only $29.99 annually.

All season long Sixers fans should follow @NBCSPhilly on all social media channels for exclusive articles, videos, podcasts and photos.

NBC Sports Philadelphia announces multi-platform coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers

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NBC Sports Philadelphia announces multi-platform coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers

Katie Emmer Makes Her Debut as Flyers Pregame Live Host this Friday

New Faces of the Flyers Online Exclusive, Re-Airs of the NHL Network’s Behind the Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp Series Complements Coverage of the Team

Extensive Flyers Coverage Available on the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” Mobile App and NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com

PHILADELPHIA- (October 1, 2019) – NBC Sports Philadelphia, the home of the Authentic Fan, ushers in comprehensive multi-platform coverage with 71 live game broadcasts, a new Pre/Postgame host, an exclusive video series, and a behind the scenes look at the team.  

The schedule, and a list of much watch games, can be found on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. The broadcast team of Jim Jackson, Keith Jones, Bill Clement and Taryn Hatcher return for their second season together. All Flyers games, plus Flyers Pregame Live and Flyers Postgame Live is available on the MyTeams app, with additional content from NBC Sports Philadelphia’s talented team of writers and contributors. 

Katie Emmer, the new host of Flyers Pregame Live and Flyers Postgame Live, will make her show debut on Friday, October 4 at 1:30 pm when she is joined in NBC Sports Philadelphia’s state of the art studios by former Flyer Chris Therien and hockey analyst Al Morganti. 

October 4 Lineup on NBC Sports Philadelphia: 
11:30am     Wired - Stadium Series: Penguins vs. Flyers
12:30pm    Behind the Glass Episode 1
1:00pm    Behind the Glass Episode 2
1:30pm    Flyers Pregame Live
2:00pm    NHL Global Series: Flyers vs. Blackhawks (Prague, Czech Republic)
4:30pm    Flyers Postgame Live

Out of market fans can stream Flyers Pregame Live and Flyers Postgame Live, and other team-centric programming on Philly Pass, available here for only $29.99 annually. 

As fans prepare for the season ahead, NBC Sports Philadelphia presents Break the Ice – an exclusive interview series with new Flyers and important faces. Watch the entire series on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.  

NBC Sports Philadelphia will also replay the NHL Network’s Behind the Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp series. 

Debut Dates:
Episode 1 – Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 pm
Episode 2 – Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 pm
Episode 3 – Wednesday, October 9 at 11 pm
Episode 4 – Tuesday, October 15 at 8 pm

There will also be multiple replays for each episode. 

All season long Flyers fans should follow @NBCSPhilly on all social media channels for exclusive articles, videos, podcasts and photos.