Channel 7 to air Champions Trophy action in HD
Juan Pablo Conti ©RapidTVNews | 25-01-2012
Argentina's public service broadcaster, Channel 7, has acquired the TV rights for the upcoming Women's Hockey Champions Throphy, the field sports most prestigious annual competition.
The 2012 edition of the event, which takes place in the Argentine city of Rosario, Santa Fe, starts this weekend with the opening match between defending champions The Netherlands and China.
While Channel 7 won't be offering coverage of every single match in the competition, it will carry live coverage of all games played by the Argentine national team. Better known in the country as Las Leonas (The Lionesses), the team has managed to feature consecutively in the past five finals of the competition, going all the way to lift the trophy on three of those occasions.
The live Channel 7 coverage, which will include commentary from Miguel Osovi, former Lioness Vanina Oneto and Milagros Lay GonzŠlez, will be broadcast in high definition (HD).
This new edition of the Champions Trophy, which will see Argentina facing New Zealand, Germany and Korea in First Round action, will be the last major competition for Las Leonas before they head to London for the 2012 Olympics.