This summer’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup, a joint event for both men’s and women’s teams taking place in the Hague in the Netherlands, is set to have a global television reach of 368 million viewers, according to the FIH, field hockey’s world governing body, with the event to broadcast in over 80 countries.
Digital streaming of the event via YouTube will also be available in over 80 countries, generating an expected 1.25 million views.
The FIH said that broadcasting of the World Cup, its flagship quadrennial event, “will be complemented with fan-engagement opportunities via FIH social media channels, while the HD coverage and analysis will be enhanced thanks to Spidercam and ball tracking technology.”
= British Sky Broadcasting (UK), which will show all of England’s matches
= Ten Sports (pan-Asia), which will show 38 men’s games live throughout India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
= Astro (Malaysia) ,which will broadcast 46 games live
= ESPN3 (USA), which has a reach of 92 million US homes
= Supersport (South Africa), which is planning to broadcast all 76 games in South Africa and across sub Saharan Africa
= ABC (Australia), which will show all Australia games and finals live, plus prime time daily highlights
= Sport1 (Germany and central Europe), which will show Germany’s games and finals live or on tape delay in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg
= NOS (Netherlands), which will show two games live a day, including matches of the national team. All other games will be shown by Omroep West, the cable channel covering 80 per cent of the country
= Sky New Zealand ,which will show New Zealand games, semi-finals and finals live
= ESPN Sur (South America), will show Argentina’s games live plus other games in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Columbia, Ecuador and Brazil.
The Rabobank Hockey World Cup is scheduled for 31 May to 16 June.