How to Watch the IIHF World Championship 2018

Last updated: January 19, 2023
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Get ready for another amazing summer, Hockey FANS! One of the biggest sports events in the world is soon to be underway. Yes, you heard that right. The 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is just one month away from beginning, and boys are we excited. It will be legendary when the ice hockey heroes and the Giants put on their national team shirt to fight for the title. Are you excited about watching the tournament? Read this guide on how to watch the IIHF World Championship 2018 by

IIHF World Championships 2018 Schedule

For this year, the IIHF World Championship will take place in Denmark, a top-ranked country that has never hosted the tournament. The proposed arenas are yet to be decided, but we have got a little inside news that majority of the matches will take place at the Jsyke Bank Roxen in Herning and the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, both of which have a capacity of over 12,000!

IIHF World Championships 2018 Schedule


The first match of the tournament will begin on 4th May with the tournament reaching its conclusion 2 weeks later on 20th May. For this year, South Korea will also make its debut in the Championship, after having played in lower divisions earlier. The official mascot of the tournament is being called “Ducky”, inspired by the fairytale about “The Ugly Duckling”. To get tickets for the matches, check this link out.

IIHF World Championships 2018 – Qualifying Teams

  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Latvia
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United States


IIHF World Championships 2018 Channels/Broadcasters List

The official broadcaster owning complete TV coverage rights in Demark is TV 2. All those located in the country, simply switch your channels to TV 2 or visit their online website for watching the event live or on-demand. If you are residing elsewhere and cannot figure out how to watch the IIHF World Championship 2018, refer to this complete channels/broadcaster list below:

Country Broadcasters
Switzerland TV24, Canal 9, SRG, SSR
Turkey SportsTV
Italy Fox Sports
Mexico Sky Mexico
Brazil SporTV
Latin America Direct TV, Canal+, Sky Mexico
Ireland Premier Sports
Premier Sports AMC Networks Central Europe Kft
Germany ZDF, RTL, ARD
France Sports+, France Télévisions, Canal+, BFM TV
Belarus Belarus TV
Puerto Rico NBC Universal
Central America Sky Mexico, Direct TV
Korea Republic SBS
China CCTV
African Countries Sports+, Canal+
United Kingdom Premier Sports
European Countries Eurosport
Denmark DR2 Denmark Radio, TV2
Czech Republic Ceske Televize
Finland MTV 3
Russia NTV Plus
Slovakia Slovak Television
Sweden SVT, TV 4
Canada RDS, TSN
United States NHL Network, NBCSN


How to Watch IIHF World Championship 2018 Online

For cord-cutters who want to enjoy the IIHF World Championship 2018 online, we have a solution for you too. Bear in mind the internet is a gigantic pool of resources! This means you can always find websites for streaming all matches of the event. Some of the most reliable include:

IIHF World

There is no better option to stream the tournament live than to visit the official IIHF World Championship 2018 website. At the day of each match, you will gain access to a “Watch” page. Click on the live stream to begin enjoying watching your favorite hockey teams go head-to-head and toe-to-toe, putting in all efforts to secure a WIN.

IIHF World

We all know how people in Canada are crazy about watching Hockey. So, it is technically impossible not to find a resource providing live streams of the event. Among these include, which will broadcast all matches from the medal games, semi-finals, quarter-finals, to the FINAL. You can even download their app from iTunes or Google Play Store to watch the tournament on your phone.



Another great option for streaming the IIHF World Championship 2018 is to use the FASTHockey app. It is available on both: the Google Play Store and iTunes. Roku users can also add the channel from here. In simple words, FASTHockey is the ultimate resource to watch live matches of hockey from all over the world. You will not miss a single MATCH ever!

FAST Hockey



If the above options do not work, you can always rely on HockeyTV for complete coverage on all tournaments and events around the world. You will have to sign up for an account and pay a subscription fee. The monthly plan starts at $29.99 per month. However, if you want the best value, we would advise you to go for the 12-month plan, which reduces the monthly pricing to $16.67.



How to Watch IIHF World Championship 2018 Live Free Streams without Cable

For all those FREEBIES out there, worry not, as we have you covered too. There are plenty of free streaming websites, which will provide complete coverage of the IIHF World Championship 2018, from the beginning of the preview show (May 4). Refer to the list below for the best options available for streaming the tournament. Simply visit the sites on the day of any match to get FREE coverage.

How to Watch IIHF World Championship 2018 on Kodi

When it comes to streaming live events and tournaments, you can always rely on KODI! This multi-platform software is the top choice for when it comes to watching movies, TV shows and live TV safely. Among the top choices for streaming the IIHF World Championship 2018 include CCloudTV and Halow Live TV. Below we provide step-by-step instructions for installing each and how to watch the World Cup:

cCloudTV Installation and IIHF World Championship 2018 Guide

  • Open Kodi and click on the “Settings” icon.
  • Select “File Manager” and click on “Add Source”.
  • Double-click on the “None” option and enter the following URL:
  • Type “Kodi Israel” in the name box and click
  • Go to Kodi home, click on “Add-on”, and then the “package” symbol.
  • Select “Install from Zip File” and click on “Kodi Israel”.
  • Choose “” and wait for it to install.
  • Go to “Install from Repository” and click on “ Repository”.
  • Select “Video Add-ons” and find “cCloud TV”.
  • Hit the install button, open the add-on, and go to “Sports Channels”.
  • Select NBCSN, Sky Sports, or Premier Sports for live streams of the IIHF 2018


You can also check out How to install NordVPN on Kodi.

Halow Live TV Installation and IIHF World Championship 2018 Guide

  • Open Kodi and click on the gear-shaped icon (Settings)
  • Select “File Manager” and then double-click on “Add Source”
  • A box will appear, click “None” for adding the URL
  • Copy /Paste the following:
  • Name the Media Source “Halow Repo” and click on OK
  • Return to the home screen, click on add-ons, and then the “Package” symbol
  • Select the “Install from zip file” option and find “Halow Repo”
  • Click on “” and wait for the add-on to install
  • Return to the home screen, click on add-ons, and then the “Package” symbol
  • Select “Install from Repository” and choose the “HALOW Repository”
  • Go to “Video Add-ons”, find “Halow Live TV” and hit the install button!
  • Open the add-on and click on “Country Channels”
  • You will receive a prompt to install “GUL LIVE TV”
  • Click on “Yes”, return to the previous menu, select “LIVE SPORT”
  • Select Sky Sports, NBCSN, or any other channel from the broadcaster list above to watch IIHF



Wrapping Things Up

So, what are you waiting for? Get behind your national flag and vouch for your team as the clash of renowned hockey teams begins on May 4th. We hope the streaming options above work out for you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate in dropping a comment below. Also, feel free to share the guide with your friends, family members, and other HOCKEY FANS!


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