Record weekend for DAZN

Sports streamer DAZN has announced record viewing figures for the first weekend of October. DAZN announced that its live global sports viewing figures reached a total of over 65 million streams across the weekend. During the weekend, DAZN presented coverage of Italy’s Serie A, the English Premier League, Moto GP, the NFL and others. The […]

DAZN ‘in advanced talks’ to take control of BT Sport

DAZN is in advanced talks to acquire BT Sport, according to a report by the Financial Times. According to the FT, citing unnamed sources, a deal could be struck within weeks, with the sale of its premium TV arm freeing BT up to focus on its 5G rollout, fibre and connectivity. The sale of BT […]

DAZN and Snapchat agree global content deal

DAZN has announced a new global partnership with Snapchat. The partnership will see Snapchat users worldwide have free access to behind-the-scenes clips and highlights from the company’s boxing rights portfolio. Content will be uploaded to Snapchat throughout the entire year, including a new show called DAZN Fight Week which will premiere on Snapchat’s Discover platform […]

Serie A seeks assurances from DAZN over technical issues

Italy’s Serie A has sought assurances from DAZN after it suffered a number of technical issues on the opening weekend of the season. DAZN, which is at the start of its ‘historic’ three-year rights agreement with the league, bore the brunt of a deluge of complaints from consumers over poor signal, bad video quality and […]

DAZN hit by Serie A problems as Sky, TIM reach agreements on bars

Sports streamer DAZN has begun streaming coverage of Italian Serie A football to the Italian domestic audience, but not without attracting criticism for the quality of its transmissions. The debut, featuring a match between Inter and Genoa, was hit by technical problems for around 10 minutes, attracting the wrath of social media users and of […]

DAZN expands Extreme E deal

DAZN has renewed and expanded its rights deal with electric racing series Extreme E. DAZN already airs Extreme E’s events in Japan, and will carry the live and on-demand streaming of the championship’s X Prix events as well as the magazine programme, preview and review shows to its territories in the rest of the world.  […]

Movistar+ secures rights to Bundesliga

Telefónica’s pay TV service Movistar+ has secured rights to German Bundesliga football through to the 2023-24 season. The company’s latest sports rights deal follows agreements closed over the last year with UEFA, the NBA, the ACB, the FOM and sports streamer DAZN. The pay TV operator says its sports portfolio, including the Bundesliga, is enabling […]

Spanish watchdog demands changes to Telefónica-DAZN F1 deal

Spanish competition and markets regulator the CNMC has demanded that Telefónica change the terms of its agreement over Formula 1 with sports streamer DAZN to meet obligations it undertook at the time of its acquisition of pay TV operator DTS/Sogecable. Telefónica agreed in January this year to sub-license Formula 1 rights to DAZN and to […]

DFB-Pokal rights awarded to ARD, ZDF and Sky

German football rights have returned to growth with the German Football Federation’s (DFB) latest broadcast rights deal for the DFB-Pokal.  The body has awarded live rights to the men’s competition for the three seasons from 2022/23 to ARD, ZDF and Sky, with highlights packages going to DAZN and Sport1. The DFB, which had retaken charge […]

TIM ups guidance following controversial DAZN deal

While its deal with DAZN continues to be contested by its rival telcos, Telecom Italia (TIM) has increased its revenue guidance. In a statement published online, TIM said that the agreement with DAZN “implies an acceleration” of its forecasted revenue in 2022-23 to mid-single digit growth, compared to previous guidance of low single digit growth.  […]

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