Creating a global, digital home for hockey content, with Watch.Hockey

Wednesday 21 October 2020
10:05 – 10:25

The new Watch.Hockey app from the International Hockey Federation (FIH) is designed to become the digital ‘home of hockey’, carrying all the best hockey content from around the world in one place, including live matches, archive and replay video, plus news, stats, fixtures, scores and much more. Created with the help of NAGRA and powered by its ‘sports-as-a-service’ platform, this digital service complements broadcast distribution that has already been negotiated by national associations while providing a new route to market for all hockey-related television. We investigate the FIH’s motives for launching the service and its role providing a global aggregation point for content sourced from the national associations (NA) and continental federations (CF). You will hear about the technology that underpins Watch.Hockey, how streaming rights will be protected from pirates, how the content will be monetized, and why this service is unique.

Moderator: John Moulding, Editor-in-Chief, Videonet