Russian Premier League gets exposure in Hong Kong on i-Cable
i-Cable, the pay-television operator in Hong Kong, has become the latest international broadcaster to acquire rights to the Russian Premier League, the country's top soccer league.
The agreement covers the remaining rounds of fixtures from this season and the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign.
The Tinkoff RPL resumed on 19 June after a three-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Since its resumption, the league has struck a host of international rights deals with: LaLigaSportsTV, the over-the-top streaming platform operated by the Spanish soccer league; Telestare in Greece, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro; and 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.