Top level UK Ice Hockey gets free-to-air TV highlights slot


Top level ice hockey from the UK will be given a new free-to-air outlet, following a new highlights deal between the Elite Ice Hockey League and sports channel Front Runner TV.

Highlights from the League will be shown on Thursdays at 6pm, repeated 10pm Friday and 9am Saturday.

The one hour show will feature all 10 Elite League teams, with the best of the action from the matches across, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Elite League director Neil Black is delighted to have ice hockey back on free-to-air television:
“I think it is very important because we have been off the screens so far this season and we have been pretty invisible the last few years on free-to-air TV.
“Front Runner are new and enthusiastic and want to progress things themselves. I think it is good for us to be working with somebody, who is very keen on making this a much better product and working very hard on attracting new viewers to their channels.”

Front Runner TV is available via satellite on Sky channel 468 and Freesat channel 250

Terrestrially, the channel (which carries variations to the satellite schedule) is distributed on channel 91 for viewers with Freeview HD, YouView (including BT TV / TalkTalk TV / Plusnet TV) or EE TV boxes. The terrestrial signal reaches around three quarters of the UK.




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