IIHF Tournamnet on Premier Sports: Press Release
Premier Sports provides first-ever live coverage of
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in the UK
Infront secures agreement with the pay-TV channel that also includes all
games of Team Great Britain in the Division I tournament
London, UK/Zug, Switzerland, 2 April 2013 – The 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will for
the first time in its history be broadcast live on TV in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Infront Sports
& Media, marketing partner of the International Ice Hockey Federation, secured an agreement with
Premier Sports. The channel, which operates on the British SKY platform, will show 20 games of the
2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship taking place in Stockholm and Helsinki with a live game
most days between 3 and 19 May 2013.
In addition, Premier Sports has acquired the rights to show all games of Team Great Britain, playing in
the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A carried out in Budapest between 14 and
21 April 2013. The games against Hungary, Kazakhstan, Italy, Japan and South Korea will be broadcast
live and in full length.
Premier Sports is currently received through satellite and is available in over 10 million homes via
subscription in the UK. With the addition of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship rights, the channel
continues to expand its Ice Hockey portfolio, which currently includes the NHL, with one of the most
popular sports in Europe and the biggest annual winter sport event worldwide.
About Premier Sports
Premier Sports operates exclusively on the SKY platform in the UK on channel 428. It launched in 2010
offering viewers in the UK the opportunity to receive wall to wall coverage of their number one sport. Its
current portfolio is made up of over 1200 events per year and includes Blue Square Conference and
South American Football, Rugby League for the UK and Australia, NHL, NASCAR and Top 14 Rugby