Broadcasters sign up for Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships

Broadcast platforms from Italy, Canada, Japan, Russia and Germany have agreed deals to provide coverage of the International Paralympic Committee’s 2015 Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool.

Italian state broadcaster Rai, Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC Sports and Japanese pay-television operator SkyPerfecTV will broadcast matches in their respective countries.

KHL-TV, the official channel of the Kontinental Hockey League pan-European club ice hockey competition, will broadcast coverage in Russia.

Meanwhile, SportDeutschland.TV, an online platform run by the German Olympic Committee (DOSB), will stream matches live in Germany. The IPC added that some key fixtures will be broadcast on television in the country.

The series of deals come after the NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal earlier this month committed to 40 hours of coverage for this year’s event.

The 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool began yesterday (Sunday) in Buffalo, New York, and will run until May 3.