Russia’s Match TV picks up EPL rights in long-term deal

The English Premier League has secured a long-term distribution deal in Russia with Match TV.

The deal will start from the 2022/23 season and run for six seasons. The Gazprom Media-owned Match TV regains the rights it held from 2016-2019, with Rambler holding the rights during the interim period. 

Match TV will have the rights to all matches from the competition across linear and digital broadcast. The English Premier League joins a portfolio which also includes the German Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League along with the Russian Premier League.

Alexander Tashchin, Editor-In-Chief of Match TV, said: “The question regarding the English Premier League on national free-to-air is perhaps the most frequent one that has been on everyone’s lips lately…we still have almost a year to come up to showing, probably, the best championship in the world fully equipped.”

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