Russia

Fifa, football’s global governing body, has launched a tender process in Russia for media rights to national team events that will be held from 2019 to 2022.

Web portal Rambler has acquired English Premier League rights in Russia, moving the country’s sports broadcast market further into the digital realm.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s new three-year deal in Russia and the CIS states will see the creation of a new pay-television channel, mostly thanks to the profile of undefeated lightweight champion K...

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has further enhanced its tennis coverage in Russia by agreeing a three-year rights deal, from 2019 to 2021, with the men’s ATP Tour.

Media Telecom, a joint venture between Russian telco Rostelecom and National Media Group, has agreed a rights deal with mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship

Sports broadcaster Match TV has said it will launch a new pay-television channel to support its coverage of the top tier of domestic football, which has now rebranded to the Russian Premier Liga.

Match TV has held onto Russian Football Premier League domestic rights despite decreasing its overall investment in the league, TV Sports Markets understands.

Match TV and Gazprom Media’s inability to pay an increase for Russian Football Premier League rights has opened the door for new players, one of which has offered RUB 11bn (€145m/$175m) over five seasons

Russian state-controlled commercial broadcaster Channel One has agreed a six-year deal with the International Ice Hockey Federation for rights to its annual World Championship.

Russian state-controlled commercial broadcaster Channel One has acquired rights to the forthcoming 2018 World Figure Skating Championships.