“Destination Coupe Stanley®” :
Starting March 16, do not miss any of the Stanley Cup® playoffs action with this new TV Show
Montreal, February 24, 2015 – After a frigid winter, TVA Sports will turn up the heat for hockey fans starting March 16, from 5 to 7 pm, with the best show to celebrate the arrival of playoffs on its airwaves: “Destination Coupe Stanley®”. Hosted by Dave Morissette, this new event will air Monday through Friday, providing fans with the best pre-game analysis and allowing them to experience the excitement of the NHL playoffs like never before. “Destination Coupe Stanley®” will become must-see TV before every game, every night of the week.
This new, innovative special program will bring together all the hockey talents of TVA Sports in one huge studio. Dave Morissette, Louis Jean, Sébastien Benoît, Renaud Lavoie, Michel Bergeron, plus about twenty collaborators, form the greatest team ever assembled to provide the best playoffs coverage. “Destination Coupe Stanley®” will mobilize the sharpest analysts, in the studio and on the road, from a variety of National Hockey League arenas. The show will be entertaining and informational for fans, who will interact directly with the talent via social media, and will be regularly invited to participate in the studio.
The program will set the stage for the April 15 arrival of the playoffs when TVA Sports, the only official French-language broadcaster, presents EVERY GAME, EVERY NIGHT, of the 16 NHL teams battling for the Stanley Cup®.
“We know how passionate Quebecers are about hockey. Every spring, we can feel the frenzy spread across the province when the Montreal Canadiens earn their spot in the playoffs. That’s exactly why TVA Sports is launching “Destination Coupe Stanley®”, a new show that will showcase our talents, our expertise and become THE destination for NHL hockey fans,” says Serge Fortin, Vice-President, TVA Sports.
““Destination Coupe Stanley®” is specially designed for fans, who will be encouraged to interact via social media, but also invited to participate regularly in the studio. TVA Sports wants to celebrate the arrival of the playoffs with its audience and create a truly unique hockey event,” adds Louis Philippe Neveu, Executive Producer, TVA Sports Hockey.
Every night of the week, TVA Sports will dazzle hockey fans by offering “Destination Coupe Stanley®”, all the playoff games and the usual late night must-see, Dave Morissette en direct.
About TVA Sports
TVA Sports is Quebec’s #1 hockey destination, as well as the indispensible French-language station for sports fans. As an official French-language broadcaster of the National Hockey League (NHL) in Canada for the next 12 years, TVA Sports will air over 275 NHL games in the 2014-2015 season, including all Montreal Canadiens Saturday night games, the playoff series (including Montreal Canadiens games), the Stanley Cup Finals, as well as special events. TVA Sports will also present 55 QMJHL and CHL games, including the Memorial Cup. In the past few years, the station has also reached broadcast agreements with several prestige properties such as the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the Toronto Blue Jays, the Montreal Impact, GYM, the Interbox Group, the IndyCar Series, the Champions League, the Europa League, ATP and WTA tennis, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, the Quebec City and Montreal Cycling Grand Prix, the Red Bull Crashed Ice, the Red Bull Signature Series and the Dew Tour. Starting this fall, TVA Sports will support its sports programming with shows focusing on Quebec’s favourite sports (including hockey) with hosts like Louis Jean (Le Premier Trio), Dave Morissette (Dave Morissette en direct) and Sébastien Benoît (Le Fanatik).