DAZN Joins Forces With Movistar+ For MotoGP And Formula One
By Taruka Srivastav | January 21, 2021
Movistar+, the leading entertainment platform in Spain and DAZN, the leading global sports streaming platform have reached an agreement that will offer more sports content to their customers.
The agreement will see DAZN distributed through new channels on Movistar+. In addition, DAZN has acquired the exclusive exploitation rights to the Formula 1 World Championship for the next three years, until 2023. Coverage of F1 will be made available on DAZN and via the new DAZN F1 channel, available on both platforms from 1 March.
The agreement will see DAZN integrated with Movistar+ throughout the year. The new alliance with Movistar adds DAZN alongside others such as Netflix and Disney+ on the platform and reaffirms Movistar as the leader of the entertainment market in Spain with an unbeatable sports offer.
DAZN, which is available in more than 200 countries and territories, closed a number of strategic collaborations in 2020 that enhance the sports viewing experience. They include Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica O2 in Germany, Vodafone in Italy and KDDI in Japan.
Movistar’s Premium customers and those who already have Formula 1 content in their Movistar TV package will gain access to DAZN and the new channels DAZN1 and DAZN2 from 21 January, with additional multi-event channels planned to provide coverage of all competitions. DAZN’s multi-sport offering includes Premier League, MotoGP World Championship, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Copa del Rey, UFC, CONMEBOL Libertadores, basketball EuroCup, WTA and Coppa Italia.
Emilio Gayo, President of Telefónica España: “This agreement with DAZN reinforces our sports offer and will enrich the experience of all sports fans. This relationship reaffirms our commitment to always offer our customers the best content of our own, through our original production and the most relevant content, through the partners who lead the audiovisual industry. A Movistar+ now comes DAZN, an alliance that will celebrate all the successes of sport.”
James Rushton, Co-Chief Executive Officer at DAZN Group: “The agreement with Movistar+ is a great example of how entertainment platforms and operators can collaborate to deliver more satisfying and intuitive viewing experiences for sports fans.
It’s also an important moment for the business as we execute on our strategy to drive further growth in our core markets. Starting in March, our customers in Spain will enjoy exclusive coverage of Formula 1 and with this acquisition, DAZN becomes the must-have platform for motorsport fans in Spain.”