NTV Plus (Russia)
The English Premier League this week finalised a deal with Russian broadcaster Match TV which will see its value in the country fall by about 57 per cent.
Uefa is the latest rights-holder to feel the pinch from the new-look Russian sports rights market, as the income from its club competitions in the territory has plummeted well below previous cycles.
Increasing the value of its media rights is an essential bargaining chip for the Euroleague as it faces a threat to its long-term survival from Fiba, the sport’s global governing body.
The Russian government’s move to create a sports broadcast monopoly, as well as the depreciation of the rouble, hit the income of the Russian Premier League in last month’s deal with Gazprom Media.
Media rights income for Euroleague basketball is likely to be about the same in the 2014-15 season as it was last season, partly due to difficulties in Russia, one of the sport’s key markets.
Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has extended a rights deal for the Euroleague Basketball European club tournament.
The Russian Premier League has formally approved a new three-season deal with pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus, which will be worth R1.98bn (€27.4m/$30.3m) for the ongoing 2015-16 season.
Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has acquired rights to the 2015-16 season of American football league the NFL.
Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has acquired rights for LaLiga, which operates football’s top-tier Liga in Spain.
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