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FIH and Nagra’s ‘bold’ OTT play could be template for rights-holders, tech companies

Belgium's Victor Wegnez fights for the ball during a hockey game in the group stage of the men's FIH Pro League competition. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Watch.Hockey, the direct-to-consumer OTT service recently launched by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), in collaboration with tech company Nagra, represents a new commercial model that could encourage more mid-tier sports properties to develop state-of-the-art D2C platforms.

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