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Infront seals IIHF Worlds deal across South America, Caribbean

Pay-television broadcaster DirecTV has acquired rights for the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship across South America and the Caribbean.

DirecTV agreed the deal with the Infront Sports & Media agency, the exclusive media and marketing partner of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The rights cover four editions of the annual event, from 2014 to 2017. The 2014 edition is currently taking place in Belarus.

The deal includes live, delayed and highlights coverage in all Spanish-speaking countries and territories across South America and the Caribbean, including Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

DirecTV will show a minimum of six games live per tournament, including two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final. The number will increase to 12 games in 2017.