Wednesday, may 17, it became known why the “First channel”, “RTR” and “Match TV” refused to buy telarah for the confederations Cup 2017 and the world Cup in 2018.
The situation said the Chairman of Board “Gazprom-media” Dmitry Chernyshenko, reports “Russian conversation”.
According to him, at the moment the catch is that prolonged negotiations with FIFA. The final decision should be made soon.
“In the three media groups-we have given a single statement about the value of media rights, agreed between them, how are we going to distribute them. There are differences between us and FIFA, we want do not lose much by buying those rights. It’s a shame that the negotiations have lasted so long, already on the nose the confederations Cup, and we have no right even to promote these matches, we could have a lot of useful things to do”, explained Chernyshenko .
According to him, he hoped that the question of the purchase of television rights for the world Cup will be decided in the near future.
It should be noted that FIFA for telepova has requested $ 120 million. By comparison, in 2014 for the same rights, the Russian side has paid about $ 32 million.
In this regard, leading TV channels refused to buy them.
Ukrainian fans believe that football should stay out of politics and not become a victim of confrontation in Russian-Ukrainian relations. They called crazy the idea of the head of the public television of the country Zurab Alasania to boycott the 2018 world Cup matches due to the fact that he will be in Russia.
As previously reported, “Russian Dialogue,” President Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing foreign football fans not to issue visas to visit the matches of the confederations Cup this summer and the 2018 world Cup.