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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 […]

DAZN appoints commercial SVP

OTT sports streamer DAZN has announced the appointment of Sky Deutschland’s Paul Sexton-Chadwick to the role of SVP commercial propositions. In this role, Sexton-Chadwick will be responsible for driving DAZN’s strategy and execution for commercial premises and other B2B commercial enterprise opportunities. He reports directly to chief business development officer, John Gleasure.  Sexton-Chadwic joins from […]

Sky Italia in talks to launch DAZN channel

OTT sports disruptor DAZN is reportedly in talks with Sky Italia to launch a channel on the pay TV platform. As reported by Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica, negotiations are apparently at an advanced stage, with only details such as costs and conditions for Sky customers remaining to be sorted. In Italy, DAZN owns rights […]

DAZN to offer Eurosport channels in distribution pact with Discovery

Sports streaming service DAZN has teamed up with Discovery on a wide-ranging distribution pact that will see two Eurosport channels made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain. Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD will be made available in the four markets under the deal, which is the latest expansion play for the four-year-old London-headquartered […]

DAZN considers NFL bid

OTT sports disruptor DAZN is considering a bid for NFL broadcast rights, the company’s CEO has revealed. Speaking to Bloomberg, CEO Len Blavatnik said: “We’re definitely interested in looking at the NFL rights. Our strategy is to be a major player in sports rights via OTT, and the US and Canada have the highest penetration […]

Serie A postpones decision on Mediapro offer

Italy’s Serie A has pushed back a decision on whether to accept Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro’s bid for top-tier football rights for the 2021-24 seasons. Mediapro, which was involved in an ultimately unsuccessful bid for the 2018-21 rights, has tabled €1.15 billion per season for the rights to matches for the three years from […]

DAZN signs deal with Australian Optus

Sports group DAZN has struck a content distribution partnership with Australian telco Optus’ sports streaming service. DAZN’s newly launched cloud-native content distribution service, DAZN Connect, will deliver video IP back-up feeds to Optus Sport across its portfolio of sporting events. Optus Sports has rights to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Nations League […]

FIFA: Women’s World Cup to reach 1 billion viewers

The upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 from France will reach “up to 1 billion viewers worldwide”, claims the organiser. The tournament is to be broadcast worldwide across a range of operators, including DAZN, BBC and beIN Sports. In a statement, FIFA said that FIFA TV will “provide broadcasters with around 1,700 hours of non-live […]

DAZN secures German FIFA Women’s World Cup rights

Sports streamer DAZN has scored the rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup for Germany via a sub-licensing pact with ARD and ZDF-backed rights agency SportA.  The live and on-demand platform has partnered with football brands Spox and Goal to broadcast 26 live matches from across France, including every match from the quarter finals, semi-finals and […]

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