DAZN Reaches Eurosport Distribution Deal
By Community | July 18, 2019
DAZN and Discovery have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The new deal enriches DAZN’s premium sports content line up, with a mix of properties including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, NBA, NFL, NHL, UFC, Matchroom and Golden Boy boxing across its markets.
The live channels and on-demand content from Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD join DAZN from 1 August 2019 in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain as part of its affordable and flexible sports streaming subscription service.
As part of this agreement, DAZN has exclusively sub-licenced 45 Bundesliga matches from Discovery in Germany and Austria. This includes matches on Friday night, Sunday, Monday and relegation play-off matches from the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. DAZN’s coverage begins with the DFL-Supercup on 3 August, that will see the 2018–19 Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal champions, FC Bayern Munich, take on League runners-up, Borussia Dortmund.
John Gleasure, Chief Business Development Officer at DAZN Group, said: “This is an exciting agreement that brings Eurosport’s incredible sports content to our subscribers, and delivers 45 Bundesliga matches to the DAZN service in Germany and Austria under a two-season exclusive sublicensing agreement. This deal underlines our commitment to providing the biggest and best sports action to fans in an accessible and affordable way, while rewarding rights holders for integrating their content on our market leading platform. We look forward to developing our partnership with Discovery.”
James Gibbons, Head of Commercial Development for EMEA at Discovery, said: “We are delighted to enter this partnership that expands the distribution of Eurosport’s channels in four European markets. We always look for new partners that help get our brands and content to more fans. In parallel we will continue to develop and market our all access multi-sport OTT service – Eurosport Player – for fans who want a deeper experience.”