Euroleague expands coverage in Russia

Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus and domestic public digital terrestrial broadcaster Sport 1 have expanded a rights deal for the Euroleague Basketball club tournament to broadcast more games in the country.

The new deal will run throughout the 2014-15 season.

A total of 120 Euroleague games will be broadcast on Sport 1, as well as the NTV Plus pay-channels and the broadcaster’s NTV Plus Sport Plus digital-terrestrial television channel.

NTV Plus and Sport 1 previously only broadcast games involving Russian teams CSKA Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Unics Kaza.

The expanded deal was brokered by the IMG agency.