IN ADDITION TO EXCLUSIVE NFL RIGHTS, DAZN CONFIRMS NEW PARTNERSHIP
WITH GLOBAL SPORTS NETWORK beIN SPORTS TO DELIVER THE BEST IN
EUROPEAN SOCCER TO CANADIAN FANS
TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Hot on the heels of its launch earlier this week, the revolutionary sport streaming service DAZN, has confirmed a new distribution partnership with North America's fastest growing sports network, beIN SPORTS, through which DAZN's subscribers will have access to beIN SPORTS' exclusive slate of top European soccer matches – live and on-demand. Highlights of beIN SPORTS' comprehensive soccer coverage includes La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A, plus live coverage of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In addition, DAZN subscribers will receive Pro14 Rugby and MotoGP coverage live via beIN SPORTS.
With the world of soccer currently captivated by the record-breaking €222m transfer of Neymar Jr. from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, soccer fans will be able to watch his official unveiling on-demand on DAZN ahead of PSG's first home game live this Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.
DAZN has also secured deals to bring coverage of the Sky Bet EFL (English Football League) and Carabao Cup (EFL Cup) to soccer fans in Canada, as well as extensive coverage of the WTA tour and ATP 250 tennis events. DAZN will also be the home of all live PDC darts events. The full list of sports offerings is available below.
"There is no doubt that Canada is home to some of the biggest sports fans in the world", said James Rushton, CEO of DAZN. "Super fans want access to multiple sports and that's why we have made it a priority to expand our offerings in Canada on day one, and we will continue to do so over the coming months."
DAZN previously took the country by surprise, by announcing rights to every live NFL game of the 2017 season, including playoffs and the Super Bowl, NFL Game Pass, NFL RedZone and all games previously part of NFL Sunday Ticket.
Subscribers can watch in real time and on-demand, at home or on-the-go, on smart TVs, tablets, smart phones and game consoles. DAZN continues to offer monthly and annual subscriptions, with one month free. Subscriptions are available at $20 a month or at an introductory offer of $150 annually.
Fans can start their free month at dazn.com.
DAZN Sports Offerings
- NFL Game Pass
- NFL RedZone
- All games previously part of NFL Sunday Ticket
- NFL Network 24/7
- NFL FILMS and Network programming
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Europa League
- La Liga / Copa Del Rey
- Ligue 1 / Coupe de la Ligue / Coupe de France
- Serie A
- Sky Bet EFL
- Carabao Cup (EFL Cup)
- FIFA CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers
- FIFA CONMEBOL Word Cup Qualifiers
- Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)
DAZN is a live and on-demand sports streaming service that allows fans to watch their sport, their way, live or on-demand. Fans can watch their favourite teams, leagues and players anytime, anywhere, for an affordable monthly price or annual subscription. DAZN has the ability to play, pause and rewind anytime.
DAZN is available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan, and now in Canada on most connected devices including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and games consoles. DAZN is a part of Perform, a leading global sports media group. Visit http://media.dazn.com/en/ for more information.
ABOUT PERFORM GROUP
Perform is a leading digital sports content and media group. Our mission is to connect the world of sport by supplying some of the quickest, most detailed and most engaging content, managing a network of wholly-owned global media brands and delivering premium sports content directly to fans.
Our B2B brands do this by contributing to one of the world's most comprehensive sports content collections and distribution operations, servicing global customers in the broadcast, digital media and bookmaking industries. By investing in and developing our own media brands, we create destinations in which global advertisers and brands can engage with a huge worldwide audience of sports fans across all types of digital platform.
Visit performgroup.com for further information.
Perform Group is majority-owned by Access Industries, a privately-held US industrial group with global strategic investments in four key sectors: natural resources and chemicals; media and telecommunications; technology and e-commerce; and real estate. Access Industries was founded in 1986 by its Chairman, Len Blavatnik, a major American industrialist and philanthropist. For more information, visit accessindustries.com
ABOUT beIN SPORTS
Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing global sports network in the U.S. and is offered on the 10 largest cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, NASL, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven for fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, boxing to, mixed martial arts (MMA), volleyball, among others. With the recent addition of Conference USA coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast college football, men's and women's basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and volleyball. Through beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all of the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet and smart phone.
For further information: For DAZN: Margaret O'Donoghue, (w) +1 416-413-4788, Margaret.ODonoghue@hkstrategies.ca