Eurosport acquires Spanish rights for Hockey World Cups

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Europe’s leading sports broadcaster secures rights for Spanish market for 2018

Eurosport 2 to feature all Spain matches plus finals from World Cups

Champions Trophies part of multi-event partnership

The International Hockey Federation has agreed a partnership with Discovery owned broadcaster Eurosport to show both Women’s and Men’s Hockey World Cups and Champions Trophies in the Spanish territory this year.
With Spain women taking part in the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 between 21 July and 5 August and their men participating in the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 between 28 November and 16 December, Eurosport will provide full visibility across multiple platforms for these flagship events.
In Spain, all Spanish matches at the World Cups, plus the finals, will be show on Eurosport 2. In addition, matches involving all the participating nations will be shown on Eurosport Player.
The Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018, taking place between 23 June and 1 July, and the Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy Changzhou 2018 held between 17-25 November, will also be shown on Eurosport Player in Spain.
Bringing the sport to life will be commentator Francisco Trapero who will be joined by renowned Spanish goalkeeper Chus Rosa. With more than 100 caps to her name and having been nominated three times for FIH’s best goalkeeper in the world, she will supplement Francisco’s in-depth coverage with expert analysis for Spanish fans.
Speaking about this latest broadcast agreement, FIH Director of TV and Broadcast, Andy Oram, said: “We’re delighted to engage Eurosport with hockey in the knowledge that their platforms will showcase our flagship events to sports fans across Spain. With improving performances of both the men’s and women’s national teams, their attacking style of play is certain to excite the masses of Spanish sports fans watching on their channels. With that in mind, we’re really looking forward to working with Eurosport to release the great potential we see in the Spanish market.”
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