Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has acquired rights in Norway to the next five editions of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship.
The deal has been signed ahead of this year’s edition of the national team competition, which is being hosted by the Slovak cities of Bratislava and Košice from May 10-26. It will also cover the World Championships from 2020 to 2023.
The 2019 World Championship will be broadcast in Norway by Nent-owned channels Viasat 4, Viasport and Viaplay. Norway’s matches will be broadcast by Viasat 4.
The IIHF World Championship deal comes after Nent Group last week acquired rights to a host of winter sports properties in the Nordics from the Infront agency.