Fanseat and the Champions Hockey league (CHL) have agreed media rights in France to show all games of the 2021-2022 season
FANSEAT and the Champions Hockey League (CHL), in partnership with Infront, have agreed a deal to broadcast all the 2021-2022 CHL games on FANSEAT, live and on demand in France.
For the first time, FANSEAT will show all the CHL games live and on demand in France on its OTT platform (www.fanseat.com), giving French ice hockey fans the opportunity to follow the top European ice hockey competition. The opening game of the CHL season takes place on 26 August 2021 between BK Mladá Boleslav (CZE) and Frölunda Gothenburg (SWE), but all focus will be on the French team, Dragons de Rouen, who play its first game against KAC Klagenfurt (AUT) on 3 September in Austria.
The entire CHL competition, with all 125 games of the group stage and playoffs, will be included in the “ALL Ice Hockey” subscription on FANSEAT for 12,99€/month, or available via a CHL tournament pass at 14,99€ or via pay per view at 4,99€/game, allowing fans to watch the games live in full and on demand at any time.
The new partnership was brokered by Infront, the exclusive media and marketing partner of the CHL, and makes FANSEAT the leading European ice hockey media: Broadcasting in excess of 2,000 ice hockey games each season live and on demand including, in addition to the CHL, the French ice hockey leagues (Synerglace Ligue Magnus, Division 1, Division 2, U20, U17), the Czech ice hockey league (Tipsport Extraliga) and the Latvian ice hockey league (Optibet Hokeja Liga).
Jean-Maël Gineste, Managing Director at FANSEAT said: “We are delighted to add the prestigious CHL onto FANSEAT’s portfolio of live ice hockey competitions to further grow our ice hockey offering to our fans. This agreement is another step into developing the FANSEAT ice hockey package to another level and continue to provide year on year more content to ice hockey fans in France and around the globe.”
Martin Baumann, CEO of the Champions Hockey League, said: “We are happy to be partnering with FANSEAT this season to further broaden our reach, giving even more fans access to all our games. This partnership embodies the passion of the CHL and Infront to expand the competition into new markets and continuously develop European ice hockey.”
FANSEAT is a fast-growing pay-per-view and subscription-based sports streaming service offering a wide selection of sports to fans across the globe. From football to ice hockey, basketball, speedway and others, FANSEAT has attracted sports enthusiasts from over 150 countries over the years. Please visit www.fanseat.com for more information.
About the Champions Hockey League:
The league is fully owned and operated by Champions Hockey League AG/Ltd which includes, as its shareholders, 26 European clubs, six National Leagues and the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Shareholder Leagues are from: Austria (ICE), Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. The best teams from the Challenger Leagues (Denmark, France, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and United Kingdom) are awarded participation Wild Cards. The 2021/22 season will feature 32 teams from 13 different leagues and 14 countries, comprising a total of 232 national championships between them. During the season the teams will compete in 125 games from 26 August until 1 March 2022, where the season culminates with a one-game Final showdown and one will ultimately be crowned as European club champions.
Connecting fans and consumers to the greatest sports events, Infront, a Wanda Sports Group company, offers everything an event or commercial partner needs to be successful. With a team of around 1,000 experts working from 44 offices across 17 countries around the world, Infront is equipped to tackle any challenge – be it innovative digital solutions, world-class event operations, international media rights distribution, sponsorship sales and activations or cutting-edge media production. Headquartered in Switzerland, Infront is passionate and #AllAboutSports. @infrontsports www.infront.sport.
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Jean-Maël Gineste | Managing Director at FANSEAT | firstname.lastname@example.org