In case you’ve been abroad this summer – or maybe just out of the UK hockey loop – here’s the official Press Release for the new broadcast deal for the EIHL with Premier Sports TV. I’ll be calling all the action this season…can’t wait to get started September 12th (click here for the fixtures so far). See you at a rink this winter!
RAPID SOLICITORS ELITE LEAGUE/ PREMIER SPORTS Press Release.
WEDNESDAY 6TH AUGUST 2014
ELITE LEAGUE AND PREMIER SPORTS ANNOUNCE NEW TV DEAL
The Rapid Solicitors Elite League have renewed their television deal with Premier Sports for the 2014-15 season.
This season’s exclusive deal includes live matches throughout the season, including the playoff semi-finals and final.
Tony Smith, the Elite League’s chairman, said: “It’s fantastic news that we have Premier Sports back with us for next season.”Last season’s deal raised the profile of the sport and it was great to have such live television presence.
“The show was well supported by Elite League fans and well received – and we look forward to working with Premier Sports again.”
Richard Sweeney, CEO of Premier Sports, said: “We are delighted to confirm coverage for next season of the EIHL, which complements our NHL, IIHF and CHL coverage.
“It means over 550 games of ice hockey are shown every season from August through to June. “It is also great news that the playoff semi-finals will be shown for the first time on television.
“We look forward to working hard with our production partner to further enhance the live shows and, with the launch of free HD streaming for Sky-platform Premier customers, it is exciting times ahead for UK hockey fans.”
The channel has offered a promo code for new subscribers for ice hockey via Sky, yet to subscribe.
For those with Sky they can get their first 2 months for only £5, with no connection fee, to allow them to watch EIHL, NHL, the new Champions Hockey League and the IIHF World Championship. Use the code EIHL2014.
Virgin customers can subscribe for £7.99 per month, directly via the platform.
Visit www.premiersports.tv for more information.
The promo code is valid until the end of August 2014.
T&C’s apply. Visit www.premiersports.tv for more information.
You can follow Murph on Twitter in the upcoming season here: @MurphOnIce