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 […]

DAZN to broadcast Club World Cup in Germany

DAZN has picked up the exclusive broadcast rights of the FIFA Club World Cup in Germany. The competition, which sees the winners of each of the continental club competitions pitted against one another, typically takes place in December, but had been rescheduled to February as part of this season’s unforeseen staging. Germany is the top […]

DAZN does Movistar+ deal with Telefónica

Telefónica has signed a major sublicensing deal with DAZN. The agreement will Movistar+ bolster its motorsports offer with MotoGP, one of the country’s most popular sports, and Formula 1 for the next three years. The deal will see the launch of a new dedicated DAZN F1 channel along with the DAZN 1 and DAZN 2 […]

DAZN poaches Ladbrokes-owner’s CEO in senior reshuffle

Sports streamer DAZN has announced a change at the top of the company as it finalises a corporate restructure that started over six months ago. Acting CEO James Rushton – who was promoted from the role of finance boss in July 2020 – has been confirmed as co-CEO, while DAZN has also announced the hire […]

DAZN lost US$1.4 billion in 2019, report claims

Sports streamer DAZN has reportedly recorded a loss of over US$1 billion for its 2019 financial year in spite of increasing consumption. According to a report by SportsBusiness, DAZN’s 2019 income reached US$878 million – a marked improvement from the US$497.8 million made in 2018. While revenues have increased, the company’s losses have seen a […]

DAZN teams up with KDDI for 5G sports experience

Sports streamer DAZN has partnered with Japanese telecommunications company KDDI, to bring customers in Japan an enhanced 5G sport viewing experience. The deal marks DAZN’s first 5G payment plan integration for customers. From December 11, au customers with 5G enabled handsets will be able to watch DAZN via higher quality streams, with faster download speeds […]

DAZN goes live in 200 markets

Sports streamer DAZN has launched its boxing-focused ‘big bang’ global expansion, launching services in more than 200 countries and territories. With services starting at the equivalent of £1.99 or less, sports fans can sign up to the service and watch a range of live world championship boxing and on-demand original programming. As well as its […]