A record six broadcasters from eight of the countries competing at the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool have confirmed that they will show live coverage of the competition, which gets underway on Sunday (26 April) in Buffalo, New York, USA.
Five more broadcasters from Italy, Russia, Canada, Japan and Germany have joined the USA’s NBC Sports Group in confirming their coverage of Buffalo 2015, the most number of broadcasters ever to cover an IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships.
Italy’s Rai Sport, Russia’s national hockey league KHL TV, Canadian broadcaster CBC Sports, Japan’s SKY PerfecTV and Germany’s SportDeutschland.tv will show games live on their online platforms as well as some key fixtures live on television.
The announcement follows NBC Sports Group’s coverage details of Buffalo 2015 in the USA, which will include 40 hours of coverage at NBC Sports Live Extra at http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/ and live coverage of the gold medal game on 3 May at NBC Sports Network.
The live coverage at Buffalo2015.com will not be available in Germany and the USA, but will currently be available in all other countries.
The full schedule for Buffalo 2015 is available at www.Buffalo2015.com/schedule.
News and live coverage from all games at CBCsports.ca
Live coverage of all of Russia’s preliminary round games (except Russia v Germany on 29 April, which will be delayed), semi-finals and medal games, on KHL TV at: http://tv.khl.ru/
Rai will broadcast the gold medal game and all Italian games live online at:http://www.raisport.rai.it/ and Italian games live on TV at Rai Sport.
Live coverage of all Japan games online at: http://vod.skyperfectv.co.jp/program_detail.php?PI=14507
The commentary team at Buffalo2015.com will feature retired three-time Paralympian and member of the gold-medal winning US squad from Sochi 2014, Taylor Lipsett. He will joined by Brent Pope, who voiced ice sledge hockey at Torino 2006 and Sochi 2014.
Buffalo 2015 begins on Sunday with Group B clashes between Paralympic champions the USA and Sochi 2014 silver medallists Russia, and European champions Italy v Germany.
Group A matches will also take place between reigning champions Canada and Japan whilst the Czech Republic will face Norway.
Live results, news and statistics will be available at www.Buffalo2015.com/schedule.