Russian Premier League gets exposure in Greece via Cosmote
Cosmote TV, the pay-television broadcaster in Greece, has acquired exclusive rights to the Russian Premier League, the country's top soccer division.
The agreement covers the remainder of the 2020-21 season and the entirety of the 2021-22 campaign.
Cosmote's first live games will be FC Rostov versus Dinamo Moscow on 28 November and Rubin Kazan against CSKA Moscow a day later in matchday 16.
The deal further broadens the international exposure of the RPL, which in June agreed deals across Europe and Central Asia until the end of the 2021-22 season.
International RPL broadcast partners include the likes of: LaLigaSportsTV, the over-the-top streaming platform operated by the top soccer league in Spain: pay-TV's Sport Klub in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro; and broadcaster Q Sports covering 11 Eastern European and Central Asian countries - Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Earlier this year, the RPL became the first major soccer league to use YouTube's 'memberships' offering, streaming matches outside of its home market and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The RPL had streamed its matches for free on YouTube outside of Russia for 12 months before enacting the paid memberships offering.Sportcal