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Where and How to watch Tokyo 2020 Olympic hockey

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.

olympics - Where and How to watch Tokyo 2020 Olympic hockey - 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.

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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

Follow Hockey World News on Social Media for any up to date changes in scheduling.

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. 

COUNTRYTV CHANNEL/BROADCAST RIGHTS
ArmeniaAPMTV
AsiaDentsu
AustraliaSeven Network
AustriaORF
ArgentinaTyC Sports
BarbadosCBC
BelarusBelteleradio
BelgiumVRT, RTBF
BoliviaBolivisión
Bosnia & HerzegovinaBHRT
BrazilGrupo Globo, BandSports
BulgariaBNT
CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, TSN, TLN
CaribbeanInternational Media Content Ltd., SportsMax
ChileTVN
ChinaCCTV, Migu
Chinese TaipeiChunghwa Telecom, EBC, ELTA, PTS
CroatiaHRT
ColombiaCaracol Televisión
Costa RicaRepretel
Czech RepublicČT
DenmarkDR
EcuadorRTS
EstoniaPostimees Group
EuropeDiscovery, Inc., Eurosport
FinlandYle
FranceFrance Télévisions, Eurosport
GeorgiaGPB
GermanyARD, ZDF
GreeceERT
HungaryMTVA
HondurasVTV
Hong Kongi-Cable, PCCW, TVB
IcelandRÚV
Indian subcontinentSony Pictures Networks
IndonesiaTVRI
IrelandRTÉ
ItalyRAI
JapanJapan Consortium
KenyaKTN
KosovoRTK
Latin AmericaAmérica Móvil, DirecTV
LatviaLTV
LithuaniaTV3
LuxembourgRTL
MalaysiaAstro, RTM, Unifi TV
MexicoTelevisa, TV Azteca, Imagen Televisión
MENAbeIN Sports
MoldovaTVR
MontenegroRTCG
NetherlandsNOS
New ZealandSky, TVNZ
North KoreaSBS
North MacedoniaMRT
NorwayTVNorge
OceaniaSky
ParaguaySNT
PeruGrupo ATV
PhilippinesCignal TV
PolandTVP
PortugalRTP
RomaniaTVR
SerbiaRTS
SingaporeMediacorp
SlovakiaRTVS
SloveniaRTV
SpainRTVE
South AfricaSABC, SuperSport
South KoreaCoupang, KBS, MBC, SBS
Sub-Saharan AfricaInfront Sports & Media, SuperSport
SwedenKanal 5
SwitzerlandSRG SSR
ThailandAIS, GMM25, Plan B, JKN18, PPTV, TV Pool, True4U
TurkeyTRT
UkraineSuspilne
United KingdomBBC, Eurosport
United StatesNBC Universal, Candy TV, Plus+

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