Sports streaming service DAZN has announced a raft of additional content deals for its new service in Italy, which is anchored around its exclusive rights to 114 Serie A football matches per season over the next three years.
DAZN will bring to the Italian service rights to Spain’s La Liga, France’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana from South America, the Africa Cup of nations, the English FA Cup and EFL Cup, NHL hockey and MLB baseball, Heineken Champions Cup and Guinness Pro14 rugby, UFC, Matchroom Boxing, Showtime Boxing, Bellator mixed martial arts, PDC Darts and the World Rally Championship.
In addition to exclusive rights to 114 Serie A matches, DAZN has rights to show all 462 Serie B fixtures over the next three years.
The first big football event streamed on the service will be the Trophée ds Champions match between French sides PsG and Monaco in Shenzhen, China, tomorrow afternoon. The first Serie A match will be between Lazio and Napoli on August 18.
The Italian service, which can be accessed on smart TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets and game consoles, is available for €9.99 a month. DAZN has also struck deals with Sky and Mediaset Premium to make the service available to their customers.
James Rushton, CEO, DAZN, said: “Today marks the start of a brand-new era for sport broadcasting in Italy and another step on our journey to become the world’s leading global sports broadcaster. After months in the making, we’re proud to unveil a hugely compelling line-up of content, all in one place, for one affordable monthly fee and no long-term contract. Guided by our fan-first philosophy, we already have a stellar track record in our existing markets by creating a better and fairer way to watch top sport that is tailor-made for modern viewing habits.”
Marco Foroni, Head of Sports, DAZN Italy, said: “DAZN will deliver a standout line-up of talent to narrate in the best possible way the Serie A and all the sports. We will provide to fans analysis, in-depth focuses, passion and stats with a fresh and innovative style. We’re delighted with the names that will be with us from August in this adventure. And we will announce soon other contributors that will complete our line-up.”