Elite League And Premier Sports Announce New TV Deal

The Rapid Solicitors Elite League have renewed their television deal with Premier Sports for the 2014-15 season.

This season’s exclusive deal includes live matches throughout the season, including the playoffs.

Tony Smith, the Elite League’s chairman, said: “It’s fantastic news that we have Premier Sports back with us for next season.

“Last season’s deal raised the profile of the sport and it was great to have such live television presence.

“The show was well supported by Elite League fans and well received – and we look forward to working with Premier Sports again.”

Richard Sweeney, CEO of Premier Sports, said: “We are delighted to confirm coverage for next season of the EIHL, which complements our NHL, IIHF and CHL coverage.

“It means over 550 games of ice hockey are shown every season from August through to June.

“It is also great news that the playoff semi-finals will be shown for the first time on television.

“We look forward to working hard with our broadcast partner to further enhance the live shows and, with the launch of free HD streaming for Sky-platform Premier customers, it is exciting times ahead for UK hockey fans.”

The channel have offered a promo code for new subscribers for ice hockey via Sky, yet to subscribe.

For those with Sky they can get their first two months for only £5, with no connection fee, to allow them to watch EIHL, NHL, the new Champions Hockey League and the IIHF World Championship. Use the code EIHL2014.

Virgin customers can subscribe for £7.99 per month, directly via the platform.

Visit www.premiersports.tv for more information.

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