The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has agreed a five-year partnership with FOX SPORTS Australia, giving fans access to LIVE and EXCLUSIVE HD coverage of the Hockey Pro League, Hockey World Cups, Champions Trophies and Olympic Qualification Events until 2022.
FOX SPORTS, exclusively on Foxtel, will broadcast all 16 matches hosted by Australia’s Kookaburras (men) and Hockeyroos (women) as part of the game-changing Hockey Pro League which begins early 2019. In addition, they will also provide full visibility across multiple platforms for all 144 Pro League matches taking place between January and June each year across the world, as well as the end of season Grand Final.
Before then Australian fans will be able to tune in to FOX SPORTS’ LIVE coverage of the Kookaburra’s title defense of both the Rabobank Hockey Champions Trophy in Breda between 23 June and 1 July 2018 and the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, taking place from 28 November until 16 December.
All Hockeyroos matches from the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 between 21 July and 5 August as well as November’s Women’s Champions Trophy Changzhou 2018 between 17-25 November will also be shown by the Australian broadcaster.
Hockey Fans will also have access to watch elite Australian domestic Hockey like never before, thanks to Hockey Australia’s partnership with Kayo Sports and FOX SPORTS.
“We’re thrilled to announce that Kayo Sports will live stream home-and-away matches and that the finals will be televised live on FOX SPORTS,” Favier said.
“This is a major step forward in terms of visibility and exposure for Hockey in Australia and we’re delighted to be able to bring this unprecedented access to our real Hockey fans.”