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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 […]

DAZN signs MLS deal in six regions

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced the broadcast rights to Major League Soccer (MLS) in six international markets. DAZN will have exclusive broadcast rights to the US soccer league in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Spain with immediate effect. This will see every MLS match broadcast on the platform exclusively in these regions. The company […]

DAZN announces global partnership with Boku

OTT sports streaming disruptor DAZN has announced a partnership with independent carrier commerce and identity verification company Boku. This global partnership will allow subscribers to sign up and pay for the service using their mobile phone, broadband and pay TV accounts. The collaboration will represent the first time that Boku has enabled payment capabilities through […]

DAZN kicks off Brazilian service offering

Sports streaming disruptor DAZN has launched in Brazil. This is the ninth market that the London-based DAZN has entered since launching in August 2016 in Austria, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland. For a cost of R$37.90 (€8.50) per month, viewers in the Latin American nation are now able to live stream the service’s array of sports […]

Mediaset to pull Premium from DTT to become OTT-only offering

Mediaset is to pull its Premium offering from the country’s digital-terrestrial platform in June, according to local reports. The pay TV service will thereafter only be available via the new Infinity Premium streaming service, with the group’s Premium Online and Premium Play services also set to be closed down. Mediaset said that all Premium channels […]

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