‘Netflix of sport’ service DAZN reveals global expansion plans

Sports streamer DAZN will expand to more than 200 countries and territories in 2020, up from just nine at present. DAZN said that the first global event for the service will be Canelo Alvarez’s soon-to-be-announced boxing bout during Cinco de Mayo Weekend, which will take place on Saturday, May 2. During the initial expansion period, […]

DAZN nabs Copa del Rey rights in Spain, Germany

Sports streamer DAZN has landed the 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 […]

DAZN strikes creative partnership with Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions

Sports streamer DAZN has struck a global creative partnership with Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions. The inaugural project from the partnership is a doc series called One Night, which looks back at groundbreaking matches in recent boxing history. The first film of the series, One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz, is a comprehensive look at the 1 […]

DAZN hires Stewart Walker for global rights partnerships

Sports streamer DAZN has announced the hire of Stewart Walker EVP global rights partnerships. In this role, Walker – who previously served as head of corporate development for Africa – will be responsible for delivering and executing the group’s joint-venture partnerships, including FIBA Media, WTA Media, FC Diez Media, Matchroom Boxing USA, Matchroom Boxing Italy […]

DAZN strikes distribution coup with Comcast

Sports streamer DAZN has announced availability on Comcast’s Xfinity Flex and Xfinity X1 platforms. This deal marks DAZN’s first distribution agreement with a major US video and internet provider. The OTT platform will be available on Xfinity X1 this Autumn, while it is available now on Xfinity Flex. Daniel Spinosa, vice president of entertainment services […]

DAZN unveils ‘The Making Of’ global original

Sports streamer DAZN will explore the career-defining matches of football greats in its first global original. Landmark interview series The Making Of (9 x 25 minutes) will feature matches chosen by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr. and football manager José Mourinho. DAZN will release The Making Of in all of its nine markets […]

DAZN, Discovery partner on major distribution deal for Eurosport

Sports streamer DAZN has partnered 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 SVOD. The […]

Australia’s Optus Sport teams with DAZN

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 […]

DAZN scores FIFA Women’s World Cup rights for Germany

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 […]

Sports streamers: a long road ahead

As new sports streaming services such as DAZN and Eleven Sports aggressively seek out rights and push traditional players to innovate, how is the market responding and measuring success? Ross Biddiscombe investigates It is a time of immense disruption in the sports streaming market. Almost every day there is either more content being made available […]