DAZN makes move to address Brexit implications

Online sports streaming service DAZN has reportedly made moves to address the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union by submitting an application for a broadcasting licence to German regulator Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb).

The DWDL.de website said the application was received by mabb on December 20 and has now been submitted to the Commission for Concentration in the Media (KEK) for review.

DAZN’s application covers Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain – all EU countries in which it operates. DAZN currently holds a licence from UK regulator Ofcom which is automatically valid for all other EU countries.

In the event of Brexit this licence will lose its validity outside of the UK.