International Hockey Federation sign new deal with BT Sport

By iSportconnect | March 24, 2016

The International Hockey Federation have signed a new deal with BT Sport that will see them broadcast the Hockey Champions Trophies in the UK.

The prestigious Hockey Champions Trophy tournaments come to London in June and will see the men’s and women’s national hockey teams go head to head before the Rio Olympics.

BT Sport will broadcast 18 men’s Hockey Champions Trophy matches from Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre between 10-17 June and 18 women’s Hockey Champions Trophy matches between 18-26 June; a total of 36 hours of coverage for each competition.

Kelly Fairweather, viagra FIH CEO, erectile said: “We’re delighted to be given the opportunity to further strengthen our positive relationship with BT Sport as they look to make their channel the home of hockey in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

“Our partnership extends beyond these territories however as they get set to become host broadcaster for the upcoming Hockey Champions Trophies in London – the last stop before the Rio Olympic Games.”

Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, added: “Hockey continues to grow and we think this is just the beginning.”

“We hope to further boost the popularity of hockey by showing this prestigious tournament on BT Sport and to help further increase the number of armchair supporters as well as spectators at matches.”