Hockey World Cup coverage exclusively on Sky Sports

In response to a few questions and comments on England Hockey’s social media, ahead of the first match we would like to clarify the domestic coverage of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup.

The FIH, hockey’s international federation, owns the broadcast rights for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup. After discussion with broadcasters, the FIH distributed these rights to Sky Sports on an exclusive basis. This means that the Sky Sports platforms are the only media through which those living in Britain will be able to watch the event.

England Hockey is absolutely delighted by this development. With all 76 matches being televised, there’ll be no shortage of quality hockey available to the most ardent fans of the sport. Moreover, the exciting nature of Sky Sports’ programming will help position hockey in a cutting edge manner, which is sure to engage newcomers to our great game. This coverage marks the start of a great summer for hockey with fans being able to see the national side live on home soil and back at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the Investec London Cup and then we look forward to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where hockey is a major part of the broad coverage across the BBC.

Whether it is in your living room, at friends or down the hockey club, we hope you enjoy the hockey over the coming weeks and that our teams give you plenty about which to cheer. Keep an eye on this website and England Hockey’s social media channels for breaking news and behind the scenes content from the England camps.

How to subscribe to Sky

You can subscribe to Sky Go (online), inc. all six Sky Sports channels, for £35 for the month (so you'll get all the World Cup matches) and you can register two devices and stream at the same time with that subscription. If you already have Sky, but not the Sports channels, you can temporarily upgrade your subscription.