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    Full global rights until 2033, all media types.

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    All games produced by Infront Production with 25+ cameras in HD 16/9 and  available at venue or via  satellite, with English commentary/international graphics. Live, delayed and highlights.

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IIHF ICE HOCKEY

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

  • HELD OVER TWO WEEKS (THREE WEEKENDS) IN MAY EACH YEAR
     

  • WORLD’S 16 BEST NATIONAL ICE HOCKEY TEAMS PLAY 64 GAMES
     

  • EACH NATIONAL TEAM PLAYS 7 GAMES IN THE PRELIMINARY ROUND
     

  • THE TOP 4 TEAMS IN EACH GROUP ADVANCE DIRECTLY TO THE QUARTER-FINALS

DIVISION 1

  • The teams ranked in positions 17 to 28 of the IIHF World Ranking play in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I (Group A and B) (rights available through Infront)

  • The two top teams from Division I Group A will qualify for the main tournament in the following year

  • 2020 IIHF WM Division I Group A will be held in Ljubliana (SLO) 2020 IIHF WM Division I Group B will be held in Katowice (POL)

SCHEDULING

2019/20

  • PUCK DROP at 12:20 / 16:20 / 20:20 local time

  • 2 OR 3 games per day per venue, with two rest days during the tournament (after group stage and quarter-finals)

  • 2020 MEDAL GAMES on the final Sunday will take place in Zurich (puck drop of final at 20:20 local time)

  • 160 HOURS live footage; news feed available within 30 minutes after end of each game

  • FULL ARCHIVE available through Infront

2020

8 - 24 MAY

 Zurich & Lausanne, SUI

2021

7 - 23 MAY

Minsk, Belarus & Riga, LAT

2022

13 - 29 MAY

Tampere & Helsinki, FIN

2022

5 - 21 MAY

St.Petersburg, RU

BROADCAST OBLIGATIONS

At least all games of the national team of the territory, all quarter-finals, semi-finals and medal games.

MINIMUM BROADCAST OBLIGATIONS

Broadcaster to offer main sponsors first negotiation and last refusal for official main sponsorship and/or commercial airtime, on a product category exclusivity basis.

IIHF ICE HOCKEY

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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