FIH Extends Partnership With BT Sport
By Shantanu Srivastav | July 20, 2018
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has extended its rights deal in the UK and Ireland with BT Sport, agreeing a new four-year partnership with the broadcaster.
The agreement, which runs until 2022, will see BT Sport show more than 600 hours of live and exclusive hockey content each year across all platforms.
BT Sport will be the host broadcaster for all Great Britain and England women’s and men’s home matches in the new Pro League, as well as serve as the FIH’s official production partner for all of Pakistan men’s home matches, which will be played in Scotland.
The 2019 Series Finals will also be shown by BT Sport.
FIH CEO, Thierry Weil, said: “With BT Sport having been at the forefront of innovation and technology within our sport, we‘re delighted to agree this new long-term partnership for our flagship events with a broadcaster that reflects our ambitious Hockey Revolution strategy. Their world-class coverage and content creation will not only be key to engaging millions more followers across the planet, but also an inspiration to other broadcasters showcasing our sport.“
Jamie Hindhaugh, COO at BT Sport, added: “It’s a hugely exciting time for international hockey and we’re delighted to continue showcasing our groundbreaking coverage for another four years. Brand new competitions like the FIH Pro League further demonstrates the range of world-class men’s and women’s sport that viewers can regularly enjoy on BT Sport.”