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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.

Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has extended a rights deal for the Euroleague Basketball European club tournament.

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.

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.

Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has acquired rights for Serie A, the top division of Italian football.

Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has secured rights for Ligue 1, the top division of French football.

Pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has extended its domestic rights deal for the Russian Premier League, the top division of football in the country.

Russian Premier League chief executive Sergey Cheban has said an agreement in principle has been reached for pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus to extend its rights deal for the top division of domestic football.

Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has agreed a five-year production and distribution contract with pan-European club ice hockey competition the Kontinental Hockey League.

Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has confirmed a rights deal to show the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has acquired rights for the Wimbledon tennis championships, according to a report on the Sports.ru website.

Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus has agreed terms on a three-year extension to its rights deal for the top division of domestic football, the Premier League, according to Kommersant.

Russian media group Gazprom Media Holding has appointed former Sochi 2014 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games organising committee supremo Dmitry Chernyshenko as its new chief executive.