DAZN eyes further European market expansions in 2019

Simon Denyer – DAZN

The recently rebranded and restructured DAZN Group, has confirmed that it will launch its OTT services for the Spanish market in early 2019.

The OTT technology group, which seeks to become the ‘Netflix of Sports’, details that it will make its Spanish debut securing the streaming rights for English Premier League (EPL) matches and MotoGP racing – highly popular content for Spanish sports audiences.

The announcement sees DAZN enter its eighth OTT market since launching in the DACH region in 2016, with Chief Executive Simon Denyer actively targeting new European openings.

Moving forward DAZN seeks to revamp the Spanish sports broadcast market which to date has been dominated by two incumbents Canal+ (Telefonica subsidiary) and beIN Sports (Qatari Sports Investments).

“We’re expanding at an incredible pace with our unique approach, breathing new life into sports with long and distinguished heritage and growing audiences,” said Denyer.

“We give fans what they want; affordable and flexible access to the sport they love. We’re delighted to partner with these progressive rights holders to launch another big European market and look forward to unveiling more first-class sport before we go live in 2019.”

Stating its intent on becoming a lead Spanish sports broadcaster, DAZN secures the Spanish market broadcast streaming rights for all EPL games from 2019/20 to 2021/22, amounting to more than 235 live games a season.