Report: Russian broadcast rights deals secured for Euro 2016

Match TV, Channel One and Russia-1 to show soccer tournament.

Report: Russian broadcast rights deals secured for Euro 2016

New Russian public sports channel Match TV has picked up a package of broadcast rights to Uefa Euro 2016, while Russian free-to-air operators Channel One and Russia-1 will also broadcast games from the European national team soccer tournament, according to Sovsport.ru.

Sovsport.ru reports that the overall contract is worth around €30m ($32.8m), with Channel One and Russia-1 set to show the pick of the games from the tournament, including those featuring the Russian national team.

Match TV, which only launched in November, will broadcast the remainder of the games, together with additional programming.

The deals will have been agreed with CAA Eleven, the sales agency of Uefa, European soccer’s governing body.

Prior to the deal, Russia stood alongside Romania and Turkey as the last of the European markets to finalise a broadcast rights agreement for next summer’s tournament.

Russia have been drawn in Group B alongside England, Wales and Slovakia for the tournament, which is being held in France from 10th June to 10th July.