The Gazprom Media sports channel Match TV will from now be simultaneously managed by three MDs.
Kommersant reports that they will be Alexander Weinstein, Oleg Rumyantsev and Alexander Tashchin.
Quoting a source familiar with the details, it adds that Tashchin will be responsible for the operational management of the channel, programme strategy, evaluating the feasibility of launching new products and monitoring their effectiveness.
Meanwhile, Rumyantsev will be responsible for marketing and interaction with government agencies and relevant associations, and Weinstein for the purchase of sports rights and interaction with copyright holders and sponsors.
Tashchin previously headed the sports broadcasting directorate of VGTRK, and until 2015 he worked on the Russia 2 channel, on whose frequency Match TV was launched.
Rumyantsev was director of communications at Rostelecom until 2013, and then moved to OKR, where he headed the ANO Directorate of Programmes for Assistance to the OCD Development Directorate, worked with fans and developed committee projects.
Weinstein has worked in sports marketing. Up until 2012, he was the director of the international agency IMG in Russia and the CIS, then he worked at the Telesport agency, and in recent years led his own company Eventmedia.