With the Tokyo 2020 competition play just hours away and a mass absence of fans, we have been asked by many, “how and where can I watch hockey at the Olympics?”. We have researched and tried to answer that questions as best as we can below.
If you are UK based, Eurosport has launched seven new channels ahead of the broadcaster’s comprehensive coverage of the Olympic Games.
The pop-up channels – available via Sky, Virgin Media and BT TV – will be dedicated destinations for fans of a particular sport, with specific channels earmarked for the likes of football, tennis and basketball.
Tokyo 2020 is the first Olympics where Eurosport owners Discovery has the overall broadcast rights in the UK, with the BBC sub-licensing rights for broadcast on BBC One, BBC Two and a single red button stream. With over 50 disciplines in 32 sports, hockey coverage on the BBC will be minimal unless either GB side reaches the quarter-final stage.
Eurosport 3 to Eurosport 9 can be found on Sky channels 983 to 989, BT channels 401 to 407 and Virgin channels 537 to 543.
Additional live streams will also be available through the discovery+ streaming service. Eurosport 5 will be the dedicated ‘Team Sports’ channel. However, hockey will not feature on that channel until the quarter-final stage, meaning no hockey is free to view until August 1st via Eurosport.
All hockey at the Tokyo Olympics will be streamed live via subscription with Discovery Plus. You can watch Every Unmissable Moment of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for just £6.99 per month, which can be cancelled anytime, subscribe here
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TV channel information for Olympic Hockey
UK & Ireland: Seven new channels have been launched for the Tokyo Olympics.
As well as Eurosport 1 and 2, Eurosport 3 to Eurosport 9 can be found on Sky, BT TV and Virgin platforms.
South Africa: Supersport Channels have been renamed for the duration of the Tokyo Olympics.
Supersport PSL is now Supersport Olympics 1
Supersport Premier League is now Supersport Olympics 2
Supersport La Liga is now Supersport Olympics 3
Supersport Football is now Supersport Olympics 4
Supersport Variety 1 to 4 are now Supersport Olympics 5 to 8
Malaysia: Astro Supersport. Eight new channels have been launched for the Tokyo Olympics – named Astro Supersport Oly 1 -8
New Zealand: Sky Sport
Sky Sport 3 onwards have been renamed for the duration of the Olympics.
Sky Sport Select, 1 and 2 are unaffected
Sky Sport 3 is now Tokyo Gold
There are a further 11 Olympic channels – Tokyo 2 to Tokyo 12
Sky Sports 2 will show all of the Blacksticks fixtures live
IRELAND: RTE2 will broadcast the Irish women’s hockey team’s Olympic debut as part of their overall coverage of the Games.
As Ireland’s primary rights holder, RTE will show each of the Irish games LIVE on RTE2.
So potentially, a VPN could come in very handy for the first week.
Netherlands: NOS is the primary rights holder, with all NL matches being shown on NOS 1 or available via live stream on Nos.nl
USA: NBC remains the rights holder for the United States, where all events will be streamed live via www.NBCOlympics.com; this is the only way to view hockey in the USA.
Canada: The CBC is one of the official broadcasters in Canada for the Summer Olympics. Hockey can be streamed via the CBC Gem portal.
|COUNTRY||TV CHANNEL/BROADCAST RIGHTS|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||BHRT|
|Brazil||Grupo Globo, BandSports|
|Canada||CBC/Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, TSN, TLN|
|Caribbean||International Media Content Ltd., SportsMax|
|Chinese Taipei||Chunghwa Telecom, EBC, ELTA, PTS|
|Europe||Discovery, Inc., Eurosport|
|France||France Télévisions, Eurosport|
|Hong Kong||i-Cable, PCCW, TVB|
|Indian subcontinent||Sony Pictures Networks|
|Latin America||América Móvil, DirecTV|
|Malaysia||Astro, RTM, Unifi TV|
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca, Imagen Televisión|
|New Zealand||Sky, TVNZ|
|South Africa||SABC, SuperSport|
|South Korea||Coupang, KBS, MBC, SBS|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||Infront Sports & Media, SuperSport|
|Thailand||AIS, GMM25, Plan B, JKN18, PPTV, TV Pool, True4U|
|United Kingdom||BBC, Eurosport|
|United States||NBC Universal, Candy TV, Plus+|