Rus News Journal

the Owner of the right to translation CHR on football becomes known on March, 6th

the Contract on television translation of matches of the forthcoming championship of Russia on football of a season of 2007 will be signed on March, 6th, however details of the forthcoming agreement while are unknown, has informed News a source in Russian football the prime minister - league.

" Negotiations ABT sale of the rights of teletranslations of matches of clubs of premieres - leagues are conducted W TV channel " NTV - Plus ". In negotiations 2 participates " RTR - Sports ". The contract should be signed on March, 6th " - has informed a source, having refused to open details of the contract and the sum of the possible transaction.

On Thursday evening the Russian electronic mass-media referring to a source close to the company Gazprom - media, have informed that the company of paid satellite television of NTV - Plus can get within the next few days at Russian football the prime minister - leagues (RFPL) exclusive rights on display of matches of the championship of Russia on football for a period of 5 years at annual payment of $25 million

the Press - service Gazprom - media, the owner of NTV television channel - Plus, and the channel did not begin to make comments on the information on possible purchase of the rights to translation of matches RFPL. " on March, 6th we plan to spend a press - conference about it " - has told News a press - the secretary of TV channel of Anastas Kazakova.

Representatives of federal TV channel " Sports " 2 have refused comments.

the Rrossijsky football authorities have advised to fans of football to wait Tuesday. " Till next week no information on the contract will exist, and details, probably, become known next Tuesday " - the press - the secretary of the Russian football union (RFS) Andrey Malosolov has told News.

the Press - attache RFPL George Cherdantsev has not CFMed, but also has not denied News the information on sale of the rights to translation of matches of the championship to NTV television channel - Plus.

the Money RCVed from sale of the rights to teletranslation, is distributed between 16 clubs of premieres - leagues. In a season of 2006, according to the contract, football was broadcast by the First channel, RTR - Sports and NTV - Plus, and to clubs relied to divide $16,5 million and 50 % from " realisations of the additional rights ".

Representatives of leading Russian clubs have informed News that the discussed price for their television rights arranges, and have expressed opinion that the big football will not leave from free channels.

According to the general director Moscow " Spartaka " Sergey Shavlo, cost of the contract discussed now - $25 million a year - completely suits club.

" Besides, I consider that TV channel " Sports " does not remain aside (from the Russian football) " - has added Shavlo.