Viaplay strikes $36m deal for Premier Sports, hires DAZN exec to lead UK sport

Nordic SVOD Viaplay has struck a £30m (£36m) deal to buy UK streamer Premier Sports and hired a DAZN exec to run its operations in the country. Viaplay, which today unveiled Edward Breeze as its SVP & head of sports UK, described the acquisition as a “significant acceleration” of its ambitions in the UK, where […]

Sports streamer DAZN inks multi-project deal with Brazil’s Ronaldo

UK-based sports SVOD DAZN has secured a multi-project development deal with Brazilian football star Ronaldo Nazario, with three original series set to headline its global content slate for 2021.  DAZN will produce the shows, which are set to launch globally on the service between 2021-2023, with the first named as El Presidente, a six-part docuseries […]

Sports streamer DAZN names Disney & TikTok alum Kevin Mayer as chairman

Former Disney+ chief 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. He […]

DAZN partners with TikTok to launch football content portal in Germany

Sports streamer DAZN has unveiled a partnership with shortform mobile platform TikTok to create a new football hub on the app in Germany. The portal will provide viewers with exclusive behind-the-scenes football coverage, including live streams, challenges, tutorials and videos from football stars like Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies. It will also provide access to football-themed […]

DAZN to resume global roll-out with 24 July beta kick-off

Sport streamer DAZN is to resume its international expansion plans on July 24, TBI’s sister title DTVE has learned. While not mentioning an official full release date, DAZN sent an email to users who had registered their interest offering “free early access to the new home of fight sports as a Beta Community tester.” The […]

‘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 […]