FIH withdraws geo-blocking for Pro League matches

LAHORE                –               The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to withdraw any geo-blocking in place for all FIH Hockey Pro League matches from 2019 and 2020 on its free OTT platform ( The same would apply for all FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers, which were played in October and November last year, said a press release issued here. This comes in addition to all matches from 2018 World Cups, Men and Women, being already available (with no geo-blocking). As hockey fans and players around the world were staying at home to help the fight against COVID-19, FIH has decided to strengthen its engagement with them by bringing the best of hockey to their households,” FIH CEO Thierry Weil said. Furthermore, FIH was currently producing a number of additional programmes for use by its 32 broadcast partners, reaching 192 countries around the world. The programming would include FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 – Season So Far; FIH Hockey Pro League 2019 – How They Won It; Men’s Hockey World Cup Review 2018; Women’s Hockey World Cup Review 2018 and Classic FIH Hockey Pro League Matches 2019. These programmes would also be available over the next couple of weeks on FIH social media platforms.

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