Annual winter event The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is the largest hockey sports tournament across the world nowadays. This tournament used to held in every year in April or May where sixteen (16) top ranked teams would compete. This year this largest championship will runs from 6th May to 22nd May, 2016 which will be hosted in Russia.
There are sixty four (64) matches will be placed in two venues in Russia this edition where one arena is situated in Moscow and other is in St. Petersburg. The final match of the tournament will be placed in Moscow.
Canada is the most successful team with 25th titles and also they are the defending champion. They are eagerly waiting to claim another title this season. Also Russia is just the other contender of the trophy and one the most favourite team. Also they have possible opportunity to win this mighty title this season as a host nation.
There are many channels will broadcast this largest annual winter hockey events around the world as usual. Some of them have already hold the right to broadcast and some are waiting to made a pact with IIHF. Here we present full broadcasters list below for you.
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2016 Broadcaster –
|4.||TV4 , TV 12||Sweden|
|8.||NBC Sports Network||United States|
|10.||C1R , VGTRK||Russia|
|12.||TV3 Sport 1||Denmark|
|14.||Premier Sports||United Kingdom|
|18.||TSN , RDS||Canada|
TSN and RDS holds the rights to telecast full tournament of winter hockey in Canada, Premier Sports will show in United States and also BT Sports have the rights to broadcast in United Kingdom, C1R and VGTRK have given clearance to broadcast in Russia where Viasat in Latvia and NBC Sports Network will provide the full coverage of the tournament in United States.
Besides, Sveriges Television (SVT) has signed a n agreement with IIHF to cover this matches in Sweden until 2023. Another Swedish broadcaster TV4 will show this event also. However, SVT and TV4 have always given top priority to broadcast ice hockey events as usual.
TSN is one of the most popular Canadian network which is going to give more coverage of the winter World Championship than ever before. They will broadcast fifty eight (58) matches among sixty four (64) in this season which will be scheduled to place from 6th May to 17th May, 2016 which will be the highest number of matches broadcast in Canada.
After passing long 79th season of Ice Hockey World Championships, the preparation of 80th season of it has come to an end. It will be staged in next 6th May, 2016 where total four matches will be held in inaugural day between Sweden and Latvia, Russia and Czech Republic, Canada and United States, Finland and Belarus. This year, the competition will be more challenging and exciting.
Above listed networks are collected from previous broadcasters list. As soon as the broadcasters are officially announced, you can see the update here.