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ESPN builds on FIH partnership in Central, South America

International sports broadcaster ESPN has furthered its ties with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in Central and South America by agreeing a four-year rights deal.

The agreement follows a successful cooperation in 2018, when ESPN broadcast the men’s and women’s World Cups.

The new deal runs from 2019 to 2022, covering the territories of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The agreement includes all home and away matches of Argentina’s men’s and women’s teams in the FIH Pro League, as well as the 2022 World Cups and the Olympic and World Cup qualifiers.

FIH chief executive Thierry Weil said: “This will help us extend the exposure of our sport in a very large region of the world which includes, among others, one of the powerhouses of international hockey, Argentina.”