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Pan-European club ice hockey competition the Kontinental Hockey League has expanded the global reach of its KHL-TV channel through an agreement with new Russian-language satellite television service TeRus.

The Formula E electric car-racing championship has hailed a landmark content partnership with social media platform Facebook.

Jose Hawilla, the founder of the Traffic agency, admitted to a judge in December that he paid bribes regularly from at least as early as 1991, according to court papers that were unsealed on Wednesday.

The Formula E electric car-racing championship has agreed a one-season extension to its partnership with social video production company Grabyo.

Media company Liberty Global has acquired a stake in London-based digital media company Copa90, which specialises in football content.

The Infront Sports & Media agency is to collaborate with Vizrt, a company that provides content production, management and distribution tools to the digital media industry, to launch a new virtual overlay solution.

Digital media service provider RR Media has launched a new online platform targeted at sports organisations.

Lagardère Sports, the sports marketing division of conglomerate Lagardère, has been confirmed as host broadcaster for five major sports events this November.

The IMG Events & Media agency has struck a multi-season deal to market and distribute global media rights for North American ice hockey league the NHL outside the United States, Canada and Nordic countries.

Online video distribution and marketing company Rightster has said it is looking at options to secure additional investment in the fourth quarter of 2015 to ensure it has enough working capital to move towards a breakeven mark in cashflow.

The IMG Events & Media agency has extended a deal with Panasonic for the Japanese electronics company to continue providing technology for Sport 24, the live sports channel produced and distributed by IMG exclusively for the in-flight and in-ship markets.

Television content group Inverleigh Media Holdings has struck an enhanced partnership with youth-focused channel provider Trace TV to supply sports-related content to the Trace Sports Stars network of international channels.

Video-sharing website YouTube is stepping up preparations to launch a subscription-based service in the US, according to reports.

Lagardère Sports, the sports marketing division of conglomerate Lagardère, has formed a unified global media division.

United World Wrestling, the sport’s global governing body, has said the 2015 Wrestling World Championships has become the most-viewed non-Olympic event in its history.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has unveiled the latest set of broadcast partners for the 2015 women’s Hockey World League Final, which will be played in Rosario, Argentina from December 5-13.

The International Paralympic Committee has said it will live stream all 70 hours of live action from the forthcoming 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships.

The IMG Events & Media agency has extended a deal with the English Premier League for in-flight and in-ship media rights to the top-tier club football competition.

The Formula E electric car-racing championship has agreed a partnership with broadcast and production company Little Dot Studios.

Fina, the global governing body of aquatic sports, has revealed this year’s edition of its World Championships attracted a record television audience.

The Fox International Channels broadcast subsidiary of media company 21st Century Fox has launched a new service dedicated to global cross-platform media buying and sponsorships.

The Infront Sports & Media agency has secured broadcast coverage for the European Volleyball Confederation’s (CEV) 2015 men’s and women’s European Championships in almost 130 territories worldwide.

The International Paralympic Committee, the global governing body of Paralympic sport, will distribute the global broadcast rights for the 2018 Paralympic winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has unveiled a host of broadcast partners for its 2015 men’s Hockey World League Final national team event, which will be played in Raipur, India between November 27 and December 6.