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DAZN renews FIH rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

OTT service DAZN has renewed rights for International Hockey Federation (FIH) events in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in a new four-year deal, from 2019 to 2022.

The new agreement includes rights to: the FIH Pro League; Olympic qualifiers; and the men’s and women’s Hockey World Cup in 2022. The Pro League is a new competition in 2019 and will replace the Hockey World League.

DAZN previously held rights across the same three territories, in a deal covering 2017 and 2018.

Earlier this month, the FIH announced the launch of a new broadcast platform in 2019, that will stream all FIH competitions live in every market where a broadcaster will not be showing the event. The FIH has announced deals from 2019 in: Australia; Belgium; Netherlands; New Zealand; and the UK and Ireland.