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Delhi -- 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 four years from major men's 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