Kommersant reports that the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and National Sports TV Channel, the operating company of Match TV, have established a company named KHL Media, in which Match TV owns 80%.
KHL now also owns 100% of KHL Marketing, which was formerly owned by the KHL.
Match TV has been producing and distributing KHL TV for some time.
KHL TV was launched in 2009 and the move is seen as a consolidation of the sports TV channel market in Russia.
No financial details of the transaction have been disclosed.