What Ice Hockey World Championship Games are on TV?

How to Watch Ice Hockey World Championship on TV & Stream

Below you’ll find the full Ice Hockey World Championship schedule for live games on TV & stream with dates, kickoff times and channels.

On this page you will find information about when, where and how to watch the IIHF World Championship live on TV or live streaming. The event is being held annually and features only the best ice hockey nations. The tournament has been organized since 1920 and is a widely popular event among ice hockey fans around the world. The IIHF World Championship TV and live streaming schedule on Livesportsontv.com will present you with the latest and most accurate broadcast information and instructions on how to watch the games live. Follow Livesportsontv.com on Twitter and Facebook for even more news and updates on the tournament and up-to-date broadcasting information.

Where is the Ice Hockey World Cup 2024 played?

The 2024 Ice Hockey World Championships will be held in the Czech Republic, specifically in the cities of Prague and Ostrava. Two venues will be utilized during the tournament: the O2 Arena in Prague, with a capacity of 20,000, and the Ostravar Arena in Ostrava, which can accommodate 10,000 spectators. The championship is scheduled to run from May 10th to May 26th.

A total of 16 teams will participate in the tournament, split into two groups (Group A and Group B). Sweden, along with other major hockey nations, has directly qualified for the championship due to their final placement in the previous year's World Championship. Two nations that were not present at the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship, Great Britain and Poland, will be part of the 2024 tournament.

The final game, scheduled for May 26th, will be played at the O2 Arena in Prague. This venue, which was completed in 2004, has a capacity of 20,000 and is a modern facility well-suited for large-scale events. HC Sparta Praha (Czech Extraliga) regularly plays their league matches at the O2 Arena.

The last time the Czech Republic hosted the Ice Hockey World Championship was in 2015, also in Prague and Ostrava. During that tournament, the Czech team narrowly missed the podium, finishing in a disappointing 4th place. For the 2024 championship, there are high hopes for a better outcome, although the competition will be fierce among the participating nations.


  • Group A: Finland, Canada, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria, Norway, Great Britain
  • Group B: USA, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia, Sweden, Kazakhstan, France, Poland

Group A will play their matches in Prague, while Group B will be based at the Ostravar Arena during the group stage. The group phase will conclude on May 21st, after which the top four teams from each group will advance to the knockout stages. The playoffs will consist of quarterfinals, semifinals, and ultimately the final on May 26th.

Ice Hockey World Championship on TV & Live Streaming

The annual World Cup tournament is not only a massive event for the players and coaches, but also for all the fans around the world. The hype, engagement and the interest for the tournament is huge as fans from North America and Europe follow their teams. Livesportsontv.com is the perfect service for every US and Canadian viewer as it presents you with the latest broadcasting information and guidance on how to watch the tournament live on TV or live stream. The service is free to use and available on your computer, phone and tablet. As soon as there’re any changes made to the TV-listings you will find it in the schedule above.

For all viewers from the US the upcoming ice hockey world cup will be broadcast by ESPN+ and the NHL Network. Viewers will be able to watch every single game where the majority of them will be covered by studio talks pre- and after the games.

Canadian viewers will have to tune in TSN or RDS in order to watch the upcoming IIHF World Championship. The games will be covered by a number of experts in the studio who will deliver a great experience through the whole tournament.

Make sure you’re not missing out on any world cup content or games by using Livesportsontv.com. The IIIHF World Cup TV and live streaming schedule covers regional and national broadcasters and is being updated regularly.

Ice Hockey World Championship – Background and History

The International Ice Hockey Federation, IIHF, was founded in 1908 and has been organizing the ice hockey world cup since 1920. The ice hockey world cup was at first held as a part of the Olympics, though it was later separated from the Olympics and held as an individual event for the first time in 1930. The world cup is the most prestigious and recognized international ice hockey tournament and has featured some of the most remembered and greatest national teams there has ever been. Canada and Russia, former Soviet Union, are two of the most dominant nations in the world cup history, having won close to 100 medals and more than 50 gold medals combined.

Who has won the most Ice Hockey World Championships?

Canada holds an impressive record of gold medals and the majority of them was won in the early years of the world cup era. In 1961, the Canadian team won its 19th gold medal, 17 more than any other nation had at that time. 1961 however marked the end of a Canadian era as the Soviet Union came through with an amazing group of players who were going to bring the Soviet Union several world cup trophies. Between 1963 and 1990 the Soviet Union managed to win the tournament 19 times and became the most successful world cup nation. Even though there’ve been several strong teams represented in the world in recent years no team has managed to re-create the domination that Canada and the Soviet Union displayed back then.

There have been several unforgettable stories about successful teams participating in the IIHF World Cup throughout the history. The Canadian dominance in the beginning of the world cup era and the Soviet Union teams in the 60’s and 70’s are two of the most remarkable performances in the history of the tournament. The Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland and the US are other nations that’ve always been recognized for their strong performances in the world cup and should never be written off when discussing potential champions candidates.

Medal table

  1. Canada – 27 gold, 16 silver, 9 bronze
  2. Russian (Inc. Soviet Union) – 27 gold, 10 silver, 10 bronze
  3. Czech Republic (Inc. Czechoslovakia) – 12 gold, 13 silver, 22 bronze
  4. Sweden – 11 gold, 19 silver, 17 bronze
  5. Finland – 4 gold, 9 silver, 3 bronze
  6. USA – 2 gold, 9 silver, 9 bronze

Who won the Ice Hockey World Championship 2023?

Canada won the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship after a somewhat unexpected final against Germany. The match was anticipated to be a relatively predictable affair, with Canada considered the heavy favorites, a pressure they proved they could handle. The game ended 5-2, and there was never any real concern in the Canadian camp, which ultimately could call itself world champions once again.

Ice Hockey World Championship 2024 Schedule

  • Friday 10 May:
    • 10.20 Slovakia - Germany
    • 10.20 Switzerland - Norway
    • 14.20 Czech Republic - Finland
    • 14.20 Sweden - USA
  • Saturday 11 May:
    • 6.20 France - Kazakhstan
    • 6.20 Great Britain - Canada
    • 10.20 Austria - Denmark
    • 10.20 Poland - Latvia
    • 14.20 Norway - Czech Republic
    • 14.20 USA - Germany
  • Sunday 12 May:
    • 6.20 Finland - Great Britain
    • 6.20 Slovakia - Kazakhstan
    • 10.20 Denmark - Canada
    • 10.20 Latvia - France
    • 14.20 Austria - Switzerland
    • 14.20 Sweden - Poland
  • Monday 13 May:
    • 10.20 Norway - Finland
    • 10.20 USA - Slovakia
    • 14.20 Germany - Sweden
    • 14.20 Switzerland - Czech Republic
  • Tuesday 14 May:
    • 10.20 Denmark - Norway
    • 10.20 Kazakhstan - Latvia
    • 14.20 Canada - Austria
    • 14.20 Poland - France
  • Wednesday 15 May:
    • 10.20 Czech Republic - Denmark
    • 10.20 Germany - Latvia
    • 14.20 Slovakia - Poland
    • 14.20 Switzerland - Great Britain
  • Thursday 16 May:
    • 10.20 Finland - Austria
    • 10.20 Kazakhstan - Sweden
    • 14.20 Canada - Norway
    • 14.20 USA - France
  • Friday 17 May:
    • 10.20 Germany - Kazakhstan
    • 10.20 Great Britain - Denmark
    • 14.20 Czech Republic - Austria
    • 14.20 Poland - USA
  • Saturday 18 May:
    • 6.20 Denmark - Switzerland
    • 6.20 Latvia - Sweden
    • 10.20 Canada - Finland
    • 10.20 Germany - Poland
    • 14.20 Czech Republic - Great Britain
    • 14.20 France - Slovakia
  • Sunday 19 May:
    • 10.20 Norway - Austria
    • 10.20 USA - Kazakhstan
    • 14.20 Slovakia - Latvia
    • 14.20 Switzerland - Canada
  • Monday 20 May:
    • 10.20 Great Britain - Norway
    • 10.20 Sweden - France
    • 14.20 Finland - Denmark
    • 14.20 Kazakhstan - Poland
  • Tuesday 21 May:
    • 6.20 Austria - Great Britain
    • 6.20 France - Germany
    • 10.20 Canada - Czech Republic
    • 10.20 Latvia - USA
    • 14.20 Finland - Switzerland
    • 14.20 Sweden - Slovakia
*All times are ET