Finland’s MTV3 extends ice hockey rights deals

Finnish commercial and pay-television broadcaster MTV3 has extended rights deals with the Infront Sports & Media agency covering a range of top ice hockey events.

The deals cover the International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Championships national team tournament from 2018 to 2023, the Champions Hockey League European club competition from 2017-18 season to 2022-23, as well as this year’s Spengler Cup Davos invitational club contest.

MTV3 will have rights to live and delayed coverage and highlights of all events across all media platforms, including television, mobile and internet.

Infront is the exclusive media and marketing partner of the IIHF and Champions Hockey League, and also distributes international media rights to the Spengler Cup Davos.

MTV3 already had a deal in place for this year’s IIHF World Championships from May 5-21.