Football world up in arms over Super League announcement

The football world has been rocked by 12 top European clubs who have revealed plans to form a breakaway European Super League. Six English clubs – Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham – along with three from each of Italy and Spain have signalled their intention to launch the long-threatened league “as […]

DAZN mulls IPO and domestic Premier League rights

Sports streamer DAZN is considering an IPO in an effort to drive growth. The company, which most recently acquired the domestic broadcast rights to Italy’s Serie A, is mulling a move to go public, co-CEO James Rushton has told Reuters. Rushton told the newswire that “If circumstances were right, I can see us tapping the […]

No plans for Serie A Sky sublicencing deal, says DAZN

Following its historic rights win in Italy, DAZN has reportedly ruled out a Serie A sublicensing deal with Sky. In comments to Il Sole 24 Ore, DAZN’s chief customer and innovation officer Veronica Diquattro said: “We were competitors until the other night. There are no conversations in progress.” Sky is currently the primary rights holder […]

DAZN hails ‘historic’ Serie A rights agreement

Sports streamer DAZN has confirmed the acquisition of Serie A’s domestic rights in Italy. The rights deals is one of the biggest in DAZN’s history, with the London-based company playing a reported €2.5 billion for the three-year contract. DAZN will exclusively carry seven out of ten fixtures per match week from 2021-24 – a total […]

Extreme E sets up MENA and Japan deals ahead of April launch

Ahead of its inaugural season, electric-powered off-road racing series Extreme E continues to bolster its broadcasting partnerships. The latest territories to be covered are Japan and MENA, with the races broadcast by DAZN and MBC Action respectively. Both broadcasters are set to show coverage of all five Extreme E X Pris, with the first taking […]

Kevin Mayer in at DAZN as chairman, Skipper to remain on board as strategic advisor

Former Disney man Kevin Mayer has been appointed as chairman of the board of directors at sports streamer DAZN. Mayer was a driving force behind the launch of Disney+ as the company’s chair of DTC and international, and previously led the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox as chief strategy officer. The […]

Sky complains to Serie A over DAZN bid, raises concerns over TIM deal

Sky Italia has complained to Serie A over DAZN’s bid for the top flight football league’s rights. The operator has sent a letter to the league organisers, in which it complains that an established deal between TIM and DAZN would harm competition. The partnership, confirmed this week by TIM, will see the company serve as […]

TIM announces Serie A deal with DAZN ahead of rights tender announcement

TIM has agreed a distribution deal with DAZN that will see the Italian pay TV operator carry Serie A matches – should DAZN win the rights. The Italian top-flight football league is yet to announce the sale of its 2021-24 rights tender, but a number of reports have established DAZN as the frontrunner with an […]

DAZN emerges as favourite for Serie A rights

DAZN has emerged as the favourite to pick up the largest package of Serie A broadcast rights, reports claim. According to sources cited by Reuters, the London-based streaming service, which already holds a package of rights, is the current frontrunner for the 2021-24 rights. The rights sale has moved into its second phase after no […]

Serie A moves to second stage of rights bidding, with no offer from Amazon

Serie A is set to move into the next round of its domestic rights sale with no parties reaching the Italian league’s pricing rights. The league’s CEO Luigi De Siervo confirmed that there had been bids made by Sky, DAZN, Mediapro and Discovery, with Amazon being notable in its absence. The league had demanded €1.15 […]

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