DAZN Expands Operations to 200 Countries, Territories


By Dipo Olowookere

Lovers of sports across the world will soon begin to enjoy unlimited fun at a very cheap price going by the latest development from DAZN, the leading global sports streaming service.

The company is expanding its operations to more than 200 countries and territories from December 1, 2020, and plans have been concluded to debut with back-to-back weekends featuring boxing events with international appeal.

On Saturday, December 5, budding lightweight American star Ryan Garcia takes on the battle-tested Brit and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell.

On Saturday, December 12, unified heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua OBE will defend his world titles against Bulgarian mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

To maximize the international audience across North America and Europe (Garcia versus Campbell is not available on DAZN in Poland, while Joshua versus Pulev is not available on DAZN in the UK or Ireland), the main events for both fights will start around midnight GMT/7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST and a statement from the firm said the initial monthly price point for new markets will be £1.99 or less.

“From the UK to Mexico to Australia, we’ve seen an encouraging level of interest in our key events since first launching in 2016,” said DAZN EVP Joseph Markowski. “We’re looking forward to introducing the DAZN platform around the world this December with an exciting schedule of fights.”

At launch, DAZN’s global platform will feature world championship boxing events, as well as an ever-growing archive of classic fights, athlete features and a slate of original programming including 40 DAYS, Saturday Fight Live and ONE NIGHT. Additional sports and programming will be added beginning in 2021.

The DAZN app will be available globally on most internet-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, and living room devices such as smart TVs, streaming sticks and game consoles.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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