English Premier League cuts Russian broadcast deal

The English Premier League has officially abandoned its broadcast deal in Russia with Rambler. Last week, EPL CEO Richard Masters confirmed that its deals with Russian companies of all shapes were under review amid the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Less than a week later, the league has officially pulled the plug on its €7 […]

Twitch in clear as Rambler drops €2.55 billion EPL lawsuit

Twitch no longer faces the threat of being banned in Russia. According to the Amazon-owned company, Rambler has withdrawn its claim over alleged pirate broadcasting of English Premier League matches. The company – Russia’s equivalent to Google – announced on Monday it was suing the streamer for RUB180 billion (€2.55 billion) and cited 36,000 cases […]

Rambler sues Twitch €2.5 billion over EPL piracy

Russian tech firm Rambler has filed a lawsuit against the Amazon-owned live streaming platform Twitch over its failure to adequately police pirate broadcast of English Premier League games. As per Russian business paper Kommersant, the company, which is effectively the Russian version of Google, is suing the streamer for RUB180 billion (€2.55 billion). Rambler cites […]

Okko sees strong growth

Russian video-on-demand provider Okko saw its revenue grow by 81% last year to RUB2.5 billion, while the number of users grew from 1.5 million to 1.83 million, according to local reports. According to the reports, use of Okko TV on mobile devices grew threefold and now amounts to 10% of all usage. Okko CEO Ivan […]