Okko Sport

EPL set to abandon Russian broadcast deals

The English Premier League could be removed from Russian TV screens as early as next weekend. Premier League CEO Richard Masters has confirmed that its deals with Russian companies – including broadcast partners – are under review. The EPL is broadcast in Russia by Rambler Media (operated by state-owned bank Sberbank) via OTT platform Okko […]

Okko Sport selects Verimatrix Watermarking

Russian sports streaming service Okko Sport has selected Verimatrix to provide protection against unauthorised sports broadcasts. Okko Sport had been seeking a forensic watermarking solution to fight against piracy in a way that was invisible to viewers. As such, the streamer has agreed a deal with Verimatrix to integrate Verimatrix Watermarking, which helps gather real-time […]

Exec shakeup at Okko

Okko, the Russian OTT platform, has promoted former Sportima CEO Oleg Manzha as the head of its Okko Sport business. Manzha joined Okko Sport in 2020 as its marketing director, and replaces current head of Okko Sport Mikhail Gershkovich who will pursue other projects outside of the company. The exec previously spent 14 years as […]