Match TV has signed a new four-year contract with the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) following months of negotiations.
The Russian hockey channel KHL TV has been taken over by Match TV, which is owned by Gazprom Media.
The Russian sports channel Match TV is considering entering the bookmaking business.
The Russian government plans to allocate the National Sports TV Channel, the operator of Match TV, up to R1 billion (€14.1 million) for coverage of the 2019 Universiade.
Ren TV and Pyatnitsa were the star performers in Russia’s TV industry in 2016, with both growing their revenues by around 20%.
The operator of Russia’s Match TV has filed an application with the Moscow City Court to accept preliminary measures against sports.ru.
The Moscow City Court has granted an application by Match TV to stop Chempionat.com, a site operated by Rambler & Co, from showing around 200 clips from the Russian Premier League, Europa League and Champions League.
The Russian broadcaster Match TV has effectively disabled access to video partners’ sites.
A number of sports channels operated by the Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus will be renamed on January 25.
The new sports channel Match TV has made its debut in Russia.