DAZN eases Brexit worries with German licence

OTT service DAZN has alleviated business uncertainty connected to Brexit by securing a licence from the German broadcasting regulator.

The license, granted by Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb), is valid for DAZN’s services in Germany, Austria and Italy, as well as the sports bar channels DAZN 1 Bar HD and DAZN 2 Bar HD.

DAZN holds a licence from UK regulator Ofcom that is automatically valid for all other EU countries. However, in the event of the UK exiting the European Union this licence was likely to lose its validity outside of the UK, prompting DAZN to make its application to the German regulator.

The mabb said DAZN’s application has also been approved by the Commission for Concentration in the Media (KEK).

Anja Zimmer, director of mabb, said: “The innovative streaming service makes an additional contribution to media diversity and at the same time strengthens Berlin-Brandenburg as a media location.”

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