Match TV (Russia)

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Incumbent Match TV overcame pressure from Russian internet players to retain rights to Uefa’s club competition for the 2021-24 cycle, albeit at a steep increase on its current outlay, SportBusiness Media understands.

Fifa, football’s global governing body, has taken advantage of the stronger advertising opportunities offered by the winter scheduling of the 2022 World Cup in its rights sale to the Telesport marketing agency in Russia.

US media group Discovery saw off an aggressive bid from incumbent Match TV to take over exclusive rights in Russia to Women’s Tennis Association events from 2020, completing its tennis set in the country.

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

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

Russian sports broadcaster Match TV will make its coverage of the Russian Premier League free-to-air for the remainder of the season

Poland's Ekstraklasa has furthered its international reach with a new deal in Russia with pay-television broadcaster Match TV that will run until the end of the 2020-21 season

Gazprom Media-owned Match TV has announced its acquisition of broadcast rights to the Uefa Champions League, Europa League and new third-tier Europa Conference League from 2021-22 to 2023-24

Russian sports broadcaster Match TV, owned by Gazprom Media, is reported to have become the subject of a lawsuit in Rambler Media Group’s crackdown on what it claims is illicit broadcasts of the English P…