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Russian Premier League added to fubo Sports Network

fuboTV has added the Russian Premier Liga to its free fuboTV Sports Network service.

fuboTV will debut its coverage of the Russian league on Sunday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 11 when it’ll offer a free preview of league matches. It’ll include Spartak Moscow vs. PFC Sochi on Sunday at 1PM ET as well as Tuesday’s 11AM ET match between FC Rotor Volgograd against Zenit St. Petersburg. Both matches are part of gameweek 1 of the 2020/21 season.

fubo Sports Network is a live, free-to-consumer TV network featuring sports stories on and off the field. Available on over 75 million devices, fubo Sports Network features original programming, live sports and programming from partners including USA Today, FanDuel, The Players Tribune, Stadium, VSiN, Campus Lore and more. You can watch for free on the fubo Sports Network website, Pluto TV, LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Channels and XUMO, or with a paid fuboTV subscription.

“We’re excited to bring Russian Premier League soccer to our fuboTV customers who watch fubo Sports Network, alongside the recent additions of several domestic and international premier sports properties including Major League Wrestling, Constellation Energy League baseball and the Israeli Basketball Premier League playoffs,” Ben Grad, head of content strategy and acquisitions at fuboTV, told World Soccer Talk. “We’re pleased that fuboTV and, now less than a year after its launch, fubo Sports Network, have achieved the brand awareness and scale such that premium sports properties value our platforms for reaching sports fans across devices – TV, mobile and more.”

Out of all of the live TV streaming services, fuboTV is the most comprehensive when it comes to its selection of soccer-related channels. While fuboTV has more than 100 TV channels, it has for soccer fans two big advantages over the competition: (1) It’s the only streaming service with the combination of ESPN, FOX Sports, NBC Sports, beIN SPORTS and Univision/TUDN. And (2) fuboTV has a long list of soccer-related channels including Chelsea TV, GolTV, FOX Soccer Plus, beIN SPORTS Connect, RAI, RTP Internacional and many others.

SEE MORE: Schedule of Russian Premier League games on US TV and streaming

In previous years, the Russian Premier Liga has been on a merry-go-round when it comes to rights in the United States. For the 2013/14 season, beIN SPORTS had the exclusive rights before the rights moved to NGSN. More recently, the Russian Premier Liga was available this season via the league’s official YouTube channel.

With a league logo featuring what the Russian Premier Liga refers to as a “bear with eyes burning with passion,” the Russian Premier Liga have struggled for recognition in the post-Soviet era despite being ranked seventh by UEFA. Now on fuboTV Sports Network, maybe the Russian Premier Liga will get more limelight.


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  1. El jefe

    December 6, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Has anyone noticed that the Russian Premier League hasn’t been on FUBO TV the last 3 weeks or so? What gives? I rather enjoyed watching the league and was starting to get in to it.

  2. Daniel Mullen

    August 11, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    I didn’t even know there was a fubo sports 2 channel, can i assume only the main one is free? If that’s the case then i’m screwed. i gave the middle finger to fubo when they suddenly dropped a bunch of channels including my beloved TCM without warning.

    I had been paying $2.99 for the limited, English language RPL YouTube package which was a brilliant deal, but now it looks like they’ve geo-restricted even those matched since fubo has the rights. but apparently not on the main channel. sucks.

    • Daniel Mullen

      August 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      Furthermore I wish you guys had made that decision in the original announcement, you really got my hopes up.

  3. Mark S

    August 9, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Doesn’t appear that fubo Sports Network aired the Spartak-Sochi match. I tried their website, as well as Pluto TV, and it wasn’t on. I was really looking forward to watching it as well. Did it air on one of the regular fubo TV channels?

    I’m not complaining, I pay for Peacock, ESPN+, and Fanatiz. Was just looking forward to watching some Russian Premier League today since a lot of the other leagues are on their Summer Break.

    • Christopher Harris

      August 9, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      It’s on right now on the fubo Sports Network 2 channel, which I can see in fuboTV.

      The regular fubo Sports Network channel has Liga MX on right now, so the Russian league is only on the second channel.

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