Realising the cost of outside broadcast units, hockey has become the first sport to take the game to the television cameras. A leading game each week will be taken to Birmingham University's ground where it will be filmed by the University's television unit and transmitted on Sky in an hour-long programme on Tuesday evenings, with possibly two repeat spots.
The 23-week package begins on 12 October, which coincides with the start of the Pizza Express National League season. Keith Rowe, the manager of champions Hounslow, welcomed the news: 'A tremendous boost for hockey,' he said. 'It could not be turned down. The clubs must make it a success.'
Hockey's events manager, Nick Irvine, said: 'Television is such a powerful medium we must make it work.'Reuse content