Seven has signed a two-year deal with Hockey Australia to broadcast all internationally sanctioned matches played by the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos, as well as every game of the Hockey One League 2023 and 2024.
Network Sport boss Lewis Martin said: “Channel 7 viewers have long been engrossed in the fast pace, skill and athleticism of elite hockey, particularly as our national teams seek the ‘gold at Olympic AND The Commonwealth Games.
“This new partnership with Hockey Australia will allow audiences to follow our home grown stars from the basics of the game to the major leagues.”
Hockey Australia chief executive David Pryles said: “This is an exciting and significant day for hockey in Australia, as this deal with Seven Network will provide more exposure and awareness of our national teams and the Hockey One League.
“Bringing all Kookaburras and Hockeyroos games to 7plus will expose our world-class teams and athletes to new audiences and make them accessible to more people more often by being offered live and for free.
“The Seven Network has an outstanding record and reputation for broadcasting sports and we look forward to working closely with them over the next two years.”
The first games will be on Oceanian Cup in Whangārei, New Zealand with the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos in a best-of-three series, streaming August 10-13 on 7plus.