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Match TV ceased broadcast of its second German Bundesliga football match this month at the weekend, due to messages displayed in the stadium concerning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Lega Serie A, the governing body for the top division of Italian club football, has said that the competition will continue to be shown in Russia despite the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Euroleague Basketball’s new deal with Okko is set to almost treble the competition’s media rights value in Russia, but the agreement’s commencement will likely depend on a swift conclusion of the war in Ukraine.

Though the global sports industry’s response has been far from unanimous, several rights-holders have taken a view that cancelling or postponing broadcast deals with Russian companies is either morally correct or the safest PR move.

Match TV, the Gazprom Media-owned Russian broadcaster, has lost access to more football content after its deals to show the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup were suspended

Formula 1 has terminated its rights agreement with Match TV in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, the Gazprom Media-owned broadcaster has announced.

Media group Discovery has suspended its operations in Russia, adding to the growing number of corporations withdrawing from the country owing to its invasion of Ukraine

The English Premier League and English Football League have suspended their media rights agreements with Russian broadcasters following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine

France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has suspended its contract with Match TV, the organisation’s media rights partner in Russia.

Brazilian media group Bandeirantes has suspended its coverage of the Russian Premier League

World Wrestling Entertainment has terminated its rights agreement with Gazprom Media-owned free-to-air and pay-television broadcaster Match TV following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

LaLiga has no immediate plans to end its broadcast deal in Russia and will instead try to convey messages to viewers in the country that the Spanish league is firmly opposed to the Russian invasion of…

The Premier League is “very closely” considering suspending or terminating its media rights deals with Russian broadcasters following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Russian mobile network operator MTS has agreed a landmark carriage deal with Gazprom Media, owner of Match TV, under which the Match Premier subscription will become available to MTS customers

Russian internet group Yandex has extended its media rights agreement with the National Hockey League through the 2023-24 season

Russian internet group Yandex has teamed up with Rostelecom-owned OTT platform Wink to launch a hockey-dedicated channel to broadcast NHL matches

Esports broadcast and content production company Maincast has extended its media rights agreement with esports company ESL Gaming in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States for another four years