FIH strikes new rights partnership in the Netherlands

Dutch pay-television broadcaster Ziggo has agreed a four-year rights deal with the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

The contract will run from 2019 to 2022 and covers the World Cup and Pro League national team competitions.

Ziggo Sport will be the host broadcaster for all Pro League home matches played by the Netherlands, while every match of the men’s and women’s teams will be broadcast live.

FIH chief executive Thierry Weil said: “The Netherlands are already one of the superpowers of hockey but this deal will grant an even bigger promotion of the game in the country. This will help us further in our quest to increase the development of hockey anywhere in the world.”