FIH agrees rights deal for US, Canada

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed a four-year rights agreement in the US and Canada with the Bleacher Report Live streaming service.

The deal runs from 2019 to 2022 and comes after a successful partnership between the two parties in 2018.

The previous deal saw Bleacher Report Live broadcast men’s and women’s World Cup and Champions Trophy events.

Bleacher Report Live is the live streaming service of Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia. Under the agreement with the FIH, it will serve as the primary destination for all FIH content, including the FIH Pro League, which got underway on January 19.

FIH chief executive Thierry Weil said: “This shall help us make our sport more visible in North America. This is an important step for the growth and development of hockey.”