Rapid Solicitors Elite League TV deal with Premier Sports
The Elite Ice Hockey League is continuing its live television deal with Premier Sports for 2014-15. The exclusive deal includes a live game once a week, usually on Saturday nights and also involves coverage of the play-off tournament. It has taken the amount of ice hockey on Premier Sports to 45 hours per week.
Martin Ward, Rapid Solicitors Commercial Manager, said “Our sponsorship of the UK’s top professional ice hockey league is a valued part of our sports portfolio, along with MotoGP, British Superbikes and Elite League Speedway. It’s great to see it covered so well by the Premier Sports team.”
The show is hosted by Aaron Murphy who does play-by-play on the EIHL Game of the Week. He was the lead commentator for Premier Sports' Team GB coverage at the 2013 World Championship in Budapest.
The EIHL chairman, Tony Smith, said: "The Elite League is thrilled to have live coverage on UK television. We thank Premier Sports for joining us as a media partner to provide this fantastic coverage for supporters.”
Richard Sweeney, general manager of Premier Sports, said: "We’re delighted to be able to support UK ice hockey by covering the Elite League. We can now officially say to fans that we’re your home for hockey in the UK."
Games will be available on Sky channel 428, Virgin channel 551 and around the world via the Premier Player (http://www.premierplayer.tv).