Russia

Israel-based automated highlights company WSC Sports has expanded its presence in Russia through an agreement with the VTB United League basketball competition

Russian pay-television operator Tricolor has re-introduced the Match TV football channels to its offering in a carriage deal

Russian pay-television operator Tricolor has strengthened its football rights portfolio after agreeing a deal with web portal Yandex to show the Football National League (FNL), the second tier of the domestic…

The Asian Football Confederation has named sports broadcaster TV Start as their new media partner in Russia and the CIS territories. TV Start will show the AFC’s major competitions from 2021 to 2024.

Russian pay-television operator Tricolor has launched three new sports channels as it looks to promote domestic athletes and competitions

The value of Bundesliga rights in Poland has more than doubled for the 2021-25 cycle in the league’s deal with new entrant Nordic Entertainment Group, adding to a generally strong start to sales in Europe.

Sberbank, the state-owned Russian banking and financial services company, is reported to have been holding negotiations over the acquisition of a stake in Russian sports marketing agency Telesport

Russian OTT streaming platform Okko has named Oleg Manzha as head of its subscription sports arm Okko Sport

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has renewed its rights to the National Hockey League ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season and will continue to share rights with OTT streaming service DAZN which has…

The Gazprom-owned broadcaster Match TV has acquired exclusive rights in Russia to broadcast the Visma Ski Classics series

Russian OTT subscription streaming platform Okko Sport is to use the automated highlights technology provided by WSC Sports in an agreement with the Israel-based company

Russian OTT streaming platform Okko Sport has launched a dedicated mixed martial arts subscription package on the back of its rights deal with US-based promotion Bellator

Gazprom Media-owned Match TV has signed a new deal extending its Bundesliga rights in Russia for a further four seasons, from 2021-22 to 2024-25
USA

The Disney-owned direct-to-consumer streaming platform ESPN+ has acquired US broadcast rights to the Scottish Premiership in one of a string of broadcast deals finalised by the Infront agency

Russian social media platforms VK and Odnoklassniki, owned by Russian internet company Mail

Internet services provider Veon Holding is looking at acquiring the international OTT streaming platform Megogo, according to reports in Russia.

The Bellator mixed martial arts promotion has signed a rights deal in Russia with OTT streaming platform Okko Sport