SRG SSR extends Spengler Cup agreement

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG SSR has extended a rights deal for the annual Spengler Cup ice hockey competition for five years, from 2017 to 2021.

Under the deal, SRG SSR will show coverage of the tournament in Switzerland and will also act as the host broadcaster of the event for broadcasters worldwide.

SRG SSR struck the deal with Hockey Club Davos, which organises the tournament.

The broadcaster has provided live coverage of the event, which takes place every year in the Swiss municipality of Davos between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, since 1955.