Ryan joins DAZN to head Basketball efforts

Sports streamer DAZN has announced the appointment of Andrew Ryan as managing director of FIBA Media to head the new joint venture with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). DAZN was the exclusive broadcaster of this past summer’s Basketball World Cup in three markets, while it has also recently secured rights to the Basketball Champions League […]

DAZN and Mediaset partner for Copa del Rey bid

Mediaset has reportedly partnered up with OTT sports disruptor DAZN to bid for domestic rights to Spain’s Copa del Rey football competition. According to local paper El Espanol, the organisations submitted a joint bid to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) during the third round of bidding in the tendering process for the 2019/20, 2020/21 […]

DAZN scores Basketball Champions League rights in Spain ahead of season tip-off

Sports streamer DAZN has secured rights to the Basketball Champions League, the European club competition, in Spain.  Capitalising on heightened interest in the sport following the country’s Fiba World Cup win, the deal will run from 2019-20 to 2021-22 with the new season tipping off on October 15.  The Basketball Champions League adds to DAZN’s […]

DAZN CEO: UK a logical market, but “needs” EPL rights

DAZN CEO John Skipper has said that the UK is a “logical market” for the streamer, but said that it would need to acquire rights to the Premier League in order to launch a compelling offer. Despite being headquartered in London, the company is yet to commit to launching in the country. These comments however […]

DAZN top of the pile as highest revenue-generating sports app

Sports streamer DAZN has beat out ESPN to be the top revenue-generating sports app for the first half of 2019. As per the State of Sports Apps Report from mobile app marketing intelligence firm Sensor Tower, DAZN has risen one place to be the leading app. Disney’s ESPN app rose five places to reach second, […]

Serie A delays Mediapro decision to October 14

The Italian football league has once again delayed its decision on Mediapro’s bid for Serie A rights.  The body had initially set a deadline of September 30, which was delayed by a week to October 7. This latest delay adds another week to that, with the new deadline set for October 14. The extra time […]

DAZN taps Stewart Walker for EVP global rights partnerships

Sports streamer DAZN has announced the hire of Stewart Walker EVP global rights partnerships. In this role, Walker – who previously served as head of corporate development for Africa – will be responsible for delivering and executing the group’s joint-venture partnerships, including FIBA Media, WTA Media, FC Diez Media, Matchroom Boxing USA, Matchroom Boxing Italy […]

DAZN signs major distribution agreement with Comcast

Sports streamer DAZN has announced availability on Comcast’s Xfinity Flex and Xfinity X1 platforms. This deal marks DAZN’s first distribution agreement with a major US video and internet provider. The OTT platform will be available on Xfinity X1 this Autumn, while it is available now on Xfinity Flex.  Daniel Spinosa, vice president of entertainment services […]

DAZN unveils new virtual production facility

Sports streaming outfit DAZN has unveiled a new virtual production facility that it says will enhance its global broadcast infrastructure and scales-up its global production output. The facility, which taps technology outfit NEP’s production platform, makes a variety of production resources including live logging, editing, commentary, and graphic design accessible remotely from any location around […]

DAZN adds basketball world cup to growing roster of rights

Sports streamer DAZN has acquired the rights to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in three markets. DAZN will exclusively host the tournament in Japan and Canada, and has non-exclusive rights for Spain.  The tournament, emanating from China, will run from August 31 to September 15. FIBA Media, a joint venture between FIBA and DAZN Group […]

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