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NBC Sports Group & PK Subban partner to produce TV special, original digital series

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Wed, Jan 2nd 2019 04:20 pm

Predators defensemen to host all-star special on Friday, Jan. 25, on NBCSN following 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Competition

NBC Sports Group and Nashville Predators star and entrepreneur P.K. Subban have agreed to a first-of-its-kind content partnership to produce a television special and an original digital series, both parties announced. This is the first time NBC Sports Group has struck a content agreement with an active player, and the first such deal for Subban’s production company, PeeK Productions.

In conjunction with Glassman Media and PeeK Productions, NBC Sports will produce a special one-hour variety program, hosted by the Predators defenseman, which will air on Friday, Jan. 25, on NBCSN at 11:30 p.m. ET, immediately following the conclusion of the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills competition. The special will feature several vignettes, as Subban interviews some of the brightest NHL stars and entertainers, amidst a backdrop of fans in the heart of downtown San Jose, California.

Additionally, NBC Sports will produce an original digital series called “The PK PROJECT,” which will stream across NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, YouTube, and numerous NBC Sports social platforms. The series encompasses all that is Subban, from his decorated hockey career to his fashion choices and daily life in the Music City. Click HERE for a preview.

“P.K. is one of the league’s most entertaining players, and he was a great addition to our Stanley Cup Final coverage last year, where his charisma and personality were on full display,” said Sam Flood, executive producer and president of production, NBC Sports. “P.K. is more than a hockey player, he’s a cultural explorer whose interests cross over into business, entertainment and philanthropy. We look forward to creating some memorable content with P.K.”

“I’m excited for this opportunity with my production company and NBC Sports,” Subban said. “The series will feature a lot about my playing career, my interest in fashion, and what I’m currently doing here in Nashville.”

Subban entered into the NHL in 2011, finishing his rookie season ranked among the top 25 defensemen in scoring. In 2017, Subban led the Nashville Predators to their first-ever appearance in the Stanley Cup Final. Subban was awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy in 2013, and was named to the NHL All-Star Team in 2013 and 2015.

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