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TEN Sports enters into long term deal with FIH

The Channel to show 50 India Playing Matches over the next 4 years

TEN Sports enters into long term agreement with FIH

The Channel to show 50 India Playing Matches over the next 4 years

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 21, 2011

India’s largest Sports Network, Ten Sports has entered into long term partnership with International Hockey Federation to acquire the broadcasting rights for the major FIH Championships till 2014. As part of the agreement TEN Sports will be broadcasting over 50 India playing matches the next 4 years from major men hockey tournament from around the world.

Atul Pande, CEO-Ten Sports said, “Our long term agreement with FIH reaffirms our commitment to bring the best sports action to our viewers, and this new agreement for telecast best of men hockey Champions Challenge and Champions Trophy, reaffirms our commitment to grow the sports business and consolidate our position as the leading sports broadcaster.”

Leandro Negre, FIH President, added, “We’re delighted to extend our long-term partnership with Ten Sports for a further 4 years.  This deal is of unprecedented value to FIH, not only in terms of the record license fee, but also for us to guarantee hockey fans and FIH sponsors unparalleled exposure for the world’s best hockey events on the subcontinent’s most-watched sports channel.

As part of the agreement with International Hockey Federation Ten Sports will be showcasing the following tournaments:-

Year Month Venue Event
2011 Nov-Dec South Africa – Johannesburg Champions Challenge
2011 December New Zealand Champions Trophy
2012 February India – Delhi Olympic Qualifiers (Men)
2012 December Australia-TBC Champions Trophy
2013 June TBC – Germany World League- Semis
2013 Nov India Junior WC (Men)
2013 December India-TBC World League- Finals
2014 February Argentina-TBC Champions Trophy
2014 June Netherlands-Hague World Cup

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