DAZN taps Skeels for product acquisition, retention and payments VP

Sports streamer DAZN has hired Julian Skeels as its VP of product acquisition, retention and payments. The company said that Skeels in this role will lead “the definition and execution of the membership experience”. Skeels joins from Amazon, where he spent just shy of five years as senior manager of product management and engineering for […]

Mobile is top device for DAZN as overall streaming hours double

Mobile devices topped the list of ways in which subscribers viewed content from DAZN last year, a year in which the sports streaming service provider saw consumption double to over half a billion hours. Mobile was the most popular method of consumption among DAZN subscribers during 2019, with 26% opting for smartphones as their device […]

DAZN should more than double monthly cost says Matchroom Boxing’s Hearn 

Outspoken boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has called on DAZN to increase its subscription fee in the US by more than double.  Speaking to the SI Boxing podcast, the Matchroom Boxing managing director said that the US$19.99 per month subscription cost is undervalued when considering the vast amount of content offered. Matchroom launched a partnership with […]

DAZN acquires exclusive Club World Cup rights for Spain

Sports streamer DAZN has picked up the exclusive broadcast rights to the semi-finals and the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Spain.  The eight-match knockout tournament features six Confederations club champions and one club from the host nation. It takes place in Qatar between December 11-21. The semi-finals take place today and tomorrow, […]

Telecom Italia strikes deal with DAZN 

Telecom Italia (TIM) and sports streaming outfit DAZN have struck an agreement that will give TIM customers access to DAZN’s content through dedicated offers.  The partnership builds on TIM’s strategy of establishing itself as a leading aggregator of content in Italy, with a sports offering that includes national and international football alongside other sports.  From […]

DAZN takes Copa Del Rey rights

Sports streaming service DAZN has landed rights to Spain’s premier domestic cup competition, the Copa Del Rey, in a raft of markets including Spain and Germany. The Copa Del Rey will also stream on DAZN in Austria, Switzerland and Japan. The three-year deal covers the upcoming seasons from 2019/20 to 2021/22 and represents DAZN’s first […]

NetTV Plus secures partnership with DAZN

NetTV Plus, the OTT TV service that targets expatriates from South-East Europe around the world, has struck a partnership deal to bring sports streamer DAZN’s offering to its customers.  Users of NetTV Plus packages in Austria, Germany and Switzerland will be able to watch DAZN as part of NetTV Plus’ multiple offerings.  The deal will […]

DAZN acquires exclusive rights for Wilder v Ortiz II in Germany and Spain

Sports streamer DAZN has picked up the exclusive rights to the highly anticipated heavyweight boxing rematch between Deontay Wilder and Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz on November 23 in Germany and Spain. DAZN will also show the fight on a non-exclusive basis in Austria and Switzerland. Boxing has been a major focus for DAZN, with an […]

Ryan joins DAZN to head Basketball efforts

Sports streamer DAZN has announced the appointment of Andrew Ryan as managing director of FIBA Media to head the new joint venture with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). DAZN was the exclusive broadcaster of this past summer’s Basketball World Cup in three markets, while it has also recently secured rights to the Basketball Champions League […]

DAZN and Mediaset partner for Copa del Rey bid

Mediaset has reportedly partnered up with OTT sports disruptor DAZN to bid for domestic rights to Spain’s Copa del Rey football competition. According to local paper El Espanol, the organisations submitted a joint bid to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) during the third round of bidding in the tendering process for the 2019/20, 2020/21 […]

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