Exclusive: DAZN preps international rollout with July 24 beta kick off

DAZN will resume its international expansion plans on July 24. While not mentioning an official full release date, DAZN sent an email to users who had registered their interest offering “free early access to the new home of fight sports as a Beta Community tester.” The company announced an expansion to more than 200 countries […]

DAZN promotes CFO James Rushton to acting chief exec

Sports streamer DAZN has announced the appointment of James Rushton as its acting CEO following the departure of Simon Denyer, who will take up an advisory position at DAZN’s parent company Access Industries. While Denyer created and led DAZN since its formation within the Perform Group in 2007, Rushton is no stranger to the top […]

Sky and DAZN reportedly win cut-price Bundesliga rights

Sky and DAZN are reportedly set to emerge victorious in the award of domestic broadcast rights to the German Bundesliga. According to Reuters, the pair will be the biggest rights holders for the four seasons from 2021-22 with Amazon not believed to have played a major role in bidding, despite the tech giant’s recent deal […]

Mediaset in move to block free-to-air football initiative

Italy’s Mediaset has sent a warning to the country’s top-tier football league, Serie A, not to provide matches free-to-view when the season resumes on June 20. According to local reports,pay TV operator Sky has shown willingness to respond to a call by sport minister Vincenzo Spadafora to make some matches available free-to-air by showing them […]

DAZN launches direct carrier billing in Germany and Switzerland with Telefónica and Swisscom

Sports streamer DAZN has launched direct carrier billing in Germany and Switzerland. In collaboration with Telefónica Germany (via O2) and Swisscom, customers will now be able to pay for their subscription to DAZN directly through their mobile operator. The company said that this will “further simplify and streamline the customer experience and launches with the […]

DAZN reportedly mulling US$125 million Goal.com sale

Sports streaming group DAZN is reportedly in talks to sell its football news website Goal.com to TPG, a US-based investment firm. According to the New York Times, a potential deal could be worth up to US$125 million with TPG looking to acquire the website via one of its affiliates. TPG already has significant stakes in […]

Amazon secures Bundesliga rights deal following Eurosport pullout

Amazon has expanded its German and Austrian distribution deal with the German Football League (DFL) through to the end of the season. The tech giant will have the domestic rights to seven more top Bundesliga matches and four relegation matches in Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. This deal builds upon one-match and two-match deals previously announced […]

DAZN reportedly seeks external funding as coronavirus rages on

Despite the deep pockets of billionaire owner Len Blavatnik, sports streaming disruptor DAZN is reportedly seeking external funding as it battles the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Financial Times, the outfit – which has spent billions on acquiring sports rights around the globe – has reached out to a number of […]

Serie A demands outstanding payments from broadcasters

Italy’s Serie A has demanded the final installment in payments from broadcast rights holders for the currently suspended season. According to Reuters, Sky Italia, DAZN and sports agency IMG are being called on to pay an outstanding total of around €220 million as the final installment of the season. A statement from the league said: […]

DAZN to continue broadcasting Bundesliga for rest of season with new DFL deal

DAZN has signed a distribution deal with the German Bundesliga to broadcast nine games from the newly restarted 2019-20 season. The streamer announced on Thursday an extension of its partnership with the German Football League (DFL) to broadcast multiple live matches in Germany and Switzerland until the end of the season. DAZN had signed a […]

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