01.04.2015, Brussels: Euro Hockey League (EHL) is very excited to announce a 4-year deal with Dutch national television broadcaster NOS.
The agreement sees NOS commit to broadcasting the most important matches each season in the EHL with a specific emphasis on the Dutch clubs involved in the competition through the station’s television channel and on a dedicated webpage on NOS.nl.
In addition, highlights of key matches will be shown on daily NOS news programs and there will also be special coverage of the annual finals – the KO16 and FINAL4.
The EHL-NOS agreement comes into effect on April 1 2015 at the start of this year’s thrilling KO16/FINAL4 double event.
Joost de Vries, of NOS, said of the new agreement: ““NOS is very pleased to have signed an agreement to broadcast the EHL for the next four years. Our opinion is that the EHL should be shown on a free-to-air channel, so hockey-enthusiasts can follow the best club-hockey in Europe everywhere they want. Besides, we are also able to inform an even larger group of sport news fanatics about the results of this competition.”
EHL sees NOS as an important strategic media partner. NOS has a very strong track record on broadcasting hockey on Dutch television.
With its access to a wide audience on free-to-air television, it makes it easier for EHL to further boost awareness of European top hockey club event in The Netherlands and abroad.
The EHL is also moving forward with expansion across Europe through several coverage deals in Germany and, most recently, with Eurosport. Through these agreements, the EHL is continuing its commitment to presenting the sport in the best possible way.
Jons Hensel, chairman of the EHL says: “This deal reinforces the position of the EHL as a strong European sports platform. The new position of the EHL will provide an enormous boost to its expansion plans for the near future. We are extremely proud of this media partnership.”