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DAZN launches live sports distribution service

Sports streaming service DAZN has launched what it describes as a global, live sports content distribution service for rightsholders, broadcasters and media partners called DAZN Connect.

DAZN says that DAZN Connect will provide access to one of the largest live sports content networks in the world, with over 30,000 live sport events across multiple leagues and competitions

The platform is designed to enable rightsholders to consolidate their acquisition and distribution requirements in one partner, according to DAZN

The platform will initially supply a range of sporting properties to broadcasters including BT Sport, Iqiyi, NBC Sports, Fox Soccer, Fox Netherlands and ESPN.

DAZN says that the platform is cloud-native and AWS-integrated. Delivery options include software-based SDI decoding and transport appliances, software-only transport applications and an AWS Direct Connect option for customers with existing AWS accounts and connectivity. DAZN Connect also supports SRT.

“We now have more sports content on our network than anyone else in the industry. Combine this with our technological innovation and with customer satisfaction at the core of our service, DAZN Connect is well positioned to take some big steps in the coming months,” said Gareth Rees, SVP Business Development.

“Driven by the demands of sports broadcasting and fans’ viewing habits, DAZN Connect offers a faster, more intelligent way of receiving live sport. DAZN Connect is built in the cloud to deliver the lowest latency, highest quality and the most secure sports distribution service. With an innovative contribution service, clients can supply live sports back onto the DAZN network, so local coverage can be made available globally, offering up further exposure and coverage for rights owners.”

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