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FIH signs ten-year Nagra deal to expand OTT offering

Getty ImagesThe International Hockey Federation (FIH), field hockey’s global governing body, has signed a ten-year deal with global streaming solutions company Nagra designed to enhance its digital content offering. As part of the agreement, Nagra will help create the FIH's first official mobile app as well as overhauling its website. The company will also build out the governing body’s existing FIH Live over-the-top (OTT) platform in order to offer more non-live and archival content. The streaming platform was launched towards the end of 2018 as part of a five-year deal signed with OTT specialists Mycujoo, and offers subscribers access to live FIH Hockey Pro League matches in territories where the body does not have a broadcast rights partner. The FIH confirmed that it has come to a mutual decision to cut short its deal with Mycujoo, effective 31st May, expressing that its deal with Nagra will allow the body to expand its direct-to-consumer (DTC) operations. “A lot of people have been coming back to ask whether we could share more historical footage – all under one roof – including more than we are currently doing,” said Thierry Weil, FIH chief executive.

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