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DAZN lands World Cup rights in Germany

DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has acquired a rights package in Germany to the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

DAZN has sublicensed highlights rights for the forthcoming national team football tournament from SportA, the sports rights agency of public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

Clips from all 64 World Cup games will be available on the platform as soon as 45 minutes after the final whistle.

The highlights will be offered at no extra cost, as part of the standard €9.99 ($12) per month subscription package.

Germany is seeking to defend its World Cup crown at this summer’s tournament, which takes place in Russia from June 14 to July 15. The national team has been drawn alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F.