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 […]

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 […]