The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has concluded its first ever deal for mobile telephony rights, the rights to broadcast video images on mobile telephones.

The deal, for the BDO World Cup, which begins in Monchengladbach tomorrow, was concluded with Vectracom International for the territory of Pakistan.

Besides the mobile rights, FIH holds all television, radio and internet rights for all major global hockey events such as the men’s and women’s World Cups, Champions Trophies, World Cup Qualifiers and Olympic Qualifiers.