Coverage of domestic English domestic hockey will be available through a new direct-to-consumer service.
England Hockey has signed with sports streaming platform provider, Joymo, to develop and launch England Hockey TV.
The custom-built over-the-top (OTT) digital content hub becomes the new home of England Hockey live and non-live content with match streams, highlights, and short and long-format video features, being made available to fans to watch live and on demand.
England Hockey TV will broadcast its first live matches on Sunday 29 January with Joymo streaming every second of the Super 6s Finals Day, from the Copper Box Arena in London.
All six matches, including two semi-finals and both finals from the men’s and women’s competitions – will be streamed on England Hockey TV and be available to a global audience for a small fee of £3.99 for the full event.
“Our partnership with Joymo and the launch of England Hockey TV will help us provide more high quality and engaging coverage and content than ever before, in an easily accessible way. This will be a crucial enabler for us to grow our fanbase and introduce more people to the sport,” said Nick Pink, Chief Executive Officer, England Hockey.
Commenting on the agreement, Mike Emery, CEO of Joymo, said: “We are thrilled to be working with England Hockey to power their live streaming ambitions and the passion of their fans. England Hockey clearly recognises the short and long-term benefits that live streaming can deliver to their most important stakeholders: the fans and participants.”
Later in 2023 there will be live coverage of several competitions including U18 Schools Finals, EHL Finals and Championship Final Weekend.