DAZN looking at live Bundesliga rights

Sports streaming outfit DAZN is planning to bid for live German Bundesliga rights for the 2021-25 seasons when these are assigned, provided the terms make economic sense, according to local press. Sportbild quoted DAZN German managing director Thomas de Buhr as saying that the streaming outfit was “interested” in live Bundesliga rights and would “look […]

DAZN hires Apple international commercial chief to head up global distribution

Sports streaming service DAZN has hired Apple’s commercial director for international services, Ben King, as SVP of global distribution and business development. King, who will join DAZN in February, has worked for Apple for 12 years. In his most recent role as international commercial chief, he had responsibility for business insights, business development, strategic partnerships […]

DAZN to launch in Brazil next year

Sports streaming service, DAZN, is due to launch in Brazil in March 2019, marking its ninth confirmed country launch. The service, which is live in seven markets with Spain to follow early next year, has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for all Copa Sudamericana matches in Brazil for four seasons from 2019. In Brazil, DAZN […]

DAZN: a great landing page and local specifics key to building OTT TV businesses

Building a compelling landing page that appeals to a global audience while catering for specifically local requirements when users drill down is key to successful marketing for a global sports OTT TV offering such as DAZN, according to the company’s director of product, web, acquisition and retention, Jessica d’Ardenne. Speaking at the OTT TV World […]

DAZN secures exclusive Euroleague basketball for Spain

Sports streaming provider DAZN has secured the exclusive rights to men’s Euroleague Basketball for its new Spanish service. DAZN Spain will be the new home to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague from the 2019-20 season through to the 2022-23 season. The streaming outfit has also been awarded the rights to broadcast live matches and clips for […]

DAZN to launch in Spain in early 2019

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced plans to launch in Spain early next year, having secured the rights for English Premier League football and MotoGP motorcycle racing. Spain will mark DAZN’s eight country launch following recent rollouts in the US, where it aims to transform the fight sports landscape, and Italy, where it is offering Serie A football. […]

DAZN launches on Swisscom TV

Sports streaming service DAZN has launched on Swisscom TV, offering sports content to the operator’s customers including English Premier League and Spanish La Liga football. DAZN costs CHF12.90 (€11.29) per-month without long-term commitments. Swisscom will not initially offer operator billing but said this option should follow in the future. “I am delighted that we are continuing […]

DAZN signs exclusive five-year deal with boxer Canelo

DAZN has signed a deal with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez that will see the boxer fight exclusively on the sports streaming service for the next five years. The 11-fight deal – two fights per year following the first bout in December – is reportedly worth a minimum of US$365 million, with DAZN describing it as “the […]

German regulator investigates Sky-DAZN Champions League deal

German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, has launched an investigation into Sky Deutschland‘s Champions League broadcasting deal with streaming service DAZN. The regulator is examining whether the co-operation between the two companies restricts competition, as there is currently no free TV coverage of Champions League live matches in Germany and several matches of German clubs are […]

DAZN names Ronaldo as global ambassador following Italy launch

Sports streaming service DAZN has appointed football star Cristiano Ronaldo as its first global ambassador. Ronaldo’s key role as a global ambassador with DAZN will include promoting DAZN across current live markets, including Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan plus future territories. The footballer, who recently moved to Juventus after nine years with Real Madrid, will […]

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