Good news! Ice-hockey World Championships begin tomorrow in Stockholm Sweden and Helsinki Finland. As everybody of course know
, my dear Finland is the Champion from last year games.
Better news! I have had some problems to find a way to see all Team Finland's games. German channels are not showing them all, from Finnish TV I can only see games about an hour after they have finished; my IPTV stream from Finland works with delay for copyright reasons. But I have just heard that all 64 games will be live broadcasted on the internet, for free!
Only few countries are geoblocked(*), cannot receive the live stream, but other than that the whole world can see it live when we send the Swedes and Yankees and Canucks and Russians and who not to shower!
HELSINKI/ZUG – Infront Sports & Media, exclusive media and marketing partner to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), has realised an official dedicated YouTube channel that will feature all 64 games of the upcoming 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship running from 4 to 20 May in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.
The dedicated channel at icehockey - YouTube
presented by main sponsor Škoda will provide fans throughout the world with high-quality video stream both live and on demand of each game as well as daily highlights, such as best action, goals and saves. The service is free of charge
Infront handles all forms of electronic media rights for the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship including TV and digital media on a worldwide basis. The collaboration with YouTube guarantees full tournament coverage to ice hockey fans far and wide — no matter where they are in the world on any platform and anytime. Access is only geo-blocked in a few countries where exclusive media license agreements are in place*.
Full article: Free live stream for fans
Game schedule: http://www.iihf.com/competition/272/...-schedule.html
I am a happy man!
(*) = Geo-blocked countries include: Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and the USA