EuroHockey to be live in UK, Holland, Germany and Belgium
The 2015 EuroHockey Championships in London will be broadcast live across key European territories.
The tournament for men and women will be played out over ten days at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England from 21-30 August.
Ahead of the tournament in August, free-to-air deals have already been confirmed in the UK [BBC], Germany [Sport 1] and Holland [NOS] and on Satellite TV in Belgium [Telenet], and with discussions taking place in Poland, Russia, Spain, Ireland, Italy, India and France, the EuroHockey Championships is likely to reach countries which have never shown the event before.
When the championships were last held in 2013 in Belgium an audience of 105 million watched the drama unfold as Germany’s men’s and women’s teams claimed the titles. With four key partnerships already in place that figure is set to be surpassed in 2015.
Angus Kirkland, Director General for the European Hockey Federation said “This is a really exciting time for hockey as we continue to grow our sport’s popularity. A key part of our drive and focus is providing top quality, entertaining hockey on TV not only for hockey lovers but for sports fans in general. The announcement today of free to air broadcasting of the EuroHockey Championships in the UK [BBC], Germany [Sport 1] and Holland [NOS] and on Satellite TV in Belgium [Telenet], is the cornerstone of this platform to ensure we showcase some of the best hockey players in the world competing for the coveted European Cup and a place at the Rio Olympics.
"We are very proud that we host joint women’s and men’s events and that both genders will be broadcast in these pan-European agreements.”
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