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FloSports lands US rights to IIHF World Championship

Streaming service FloSports has secured rights in the US to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s 2019 Men’s World Championship.

FloSports will provide live and on-demand coverage of 30 World Championship games, airing exclusively on FloHockey.tv.

This package includes two quarter-final matches and will commence as the national team tournament opens in the Slovak cities of Bratislava and Košice on Friday.

FloHockey.tv will stream opening day matches between Russia and Norway, and Czech Republic and Sweden.

Pay-television broadcaster NHL Network holds the linear broadcast rights in the US to the IIHF World Championship.

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