Bumper weekend on the TV for Britain’s hockey fans

[img_assist|nid=3332|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=175]British hockey fans are in for a treat this weekend with the sport breaking through on to two major broadcast channels.

The BBC will be covering Great Britain women’s weekend Champions Trophy matches live from Rosario, Argentina on ‘Red Button’.

GB play Japan at 6pm Saturday and world number one side the Netherlands at 6pm, Sunday. If you watch Red Button via Freeview, this coverage will be limited – check the BBC schedules below. Coverage of the FIH Champions Trophy continues during the week.

[img_assist|nid=3312|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=100]On Sunday, the Maxifuel Super Sixes indoor finals from Wembley will be shown live from 3pm to 6pm on Sky Sports England men’s indoor coach Andy Halliday and Olton & West Warwicks’ England indoor captain Denise Marston-Smith will be the studio guests while Nick Irvine, three times Olympic goalkeeper Simon Mason and double Olympian Mel Clewlow will be in the commentary box.

Tickets are still available if you want to experience the excitement first hand

The BBC schedule is below. For the true hockey nut more games will be shown on the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) subscription online channel – http://www.fih.livesport.tv/?WT.mc_id=OffFIHWCT240112


Saturday January 28, 2012 – 1800-2100 UK – Pool A – Great Britain v Japan – Live on DSat and cable, not live on Freeview but replayed at 2125-2325

Sunday January 29, 2012 – 1800-2100 UK – Pool A – Great Britain v Netherlands – Live on DSat and cable, and live on Freeview until 2000

Tuesday January 31, 2012 – 1800-2000 UK – Pool A – China v Great Britain – Live on DSat, cable, and Freeview

Thursday February 2, 2012 – 4 games at 3.30pm, 6pm, 8.30pm and 11pm – Quarter Finals – Live on DSat and cable, not available on Freeview

Saturday February 4 2012 – semi finals at 8.30pm and 11pm  – Live on DSat, cable, and Freeview

Sunday February 5, 2012 – tbc – classification/medal matches – 7th v 8th 3.30pm, 5th v 6th 6pm, 3rd v 4th 8.30pm and final at 11pm – Live on DSat and cable, but only available on freeview for live final.?