DAZN to defer rights payments, furlough staff

Sports streamer DAZN is set to furlough staff and withhold rights fee payments for any content not yet delivered. According to a source familiar with the matter, the streamer intends to stand by its contractual obligations to make payments as far as content which was broadcast prior to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it will defer […]

DAZN steps up challenge for Champions League in Spain claims report

Sports streamer DAZN is considering a bid for the rights to the Champions League in Spain claims a new report. According to Palco23, sales agency Team Marketing is preparing to receive bids from DAZN and incumbent rights holder Telefónica. The outlet reports that the rights could be split between DAZN and Telefónica’s Movistar+, with the […]

Pay TV sports an ‘unfriendly business model’, claims DAZN exec

Consumers have been exposed to “an extremely fat and unfriendly business model” that has made sports “inaccessible” claims a senior executive at DAZN. Speaking to Digital TV Europe, DAZN EVP Joe Markowski said its global expansion is an indicator that audiences are tired of the traditional pay TV business. Markowski said that viewers have had […]

DAZN renews German-speaking MotoGP deal

DAZN has renewed its distribution agreement with MotoGP in German-speaking countries. The sports streamer initially acquired the rights to the racing competition in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the 2019 season of the MotoGP along with the Moto2 and Moto3 series. This new deal will cover the 2020 campaign and also include the MotoE series. […]

DAZN to expand to ”more than 200 countries and territories” including UK in 2020

Sports streamer DAZN will expand to more than 200 countries and territories in 2020. This marks a dramatic expansion of the service, which currently operates in nine countries. DAZN said that the first global event for the service will be Canelo Alvarez’s soon-to-be-announced fight during Cinco de Mayo Weekend, which will take place on Saturday, […]

DAZN celebrates first year in Spain with over 49 million hours streamed

Sports streamer DAZN has announced that its users streamed almost 50 million hours of content in its first full year in Spain. Celebrating one full year in the country, the company said that its users have seen more than 49 million hours of its programming. Live sports represented 78.1% of all consumption, while the remaining […]

DAZN Media offers ‘biggest-ever football package’ to sponsors

Sports streamer DAZN is looking to take on traditional sports sponsors with the launch of its Global Football Package. Offered through DAZN’s ad division – DAZN Media – the offer is the company’s “biggest-ever football package” and offers one brand partner access to more than 400 million football fans in over 40 markets. The package […]

DAZN picks up Wilder Fury II in five markets

Sports streamer DAZN has acquired the exclusive rights to the fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on February 22. The hotly anticipated fight will be broadcast exclusively by DAZN in Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy. DAZN will also have non-exclusive rights to the fight in Switzerland. Dubbed ‘Unfinished Business’ the fight will see the […]

DAZN close to Spanish NBA deal, claims report

Sports streamer DAZN is reportedly close to usurping Telefónica as the rights holder to the NBA in Spain. According to Palco23, DAZN is in advanced talks with the basketball league to become its principle rights holder. The outlet estimates the value of DAZN’s offer at approximately €9 million per season, an increase from Telefónica’s €7.8 […]

Sports sublicensing: TVI and Sport TV in Portugal; DAZN and Onefootball in Germany

Sport TV, the Portuguese pay TV broadcaster, has signed a deal with TVI which will see 22 matches in the upcoming UEFA Euros 2020 available on free-to-air TV.  As a result of this deal, TVI will broadcast all Portugal matches, nine matches from the group stage, four of the eight round-of-16 matches, two quarter-finals, both […]

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