DAZN OTT service launches in Brazil

OTT streaming service DAZN officially launched in Brazil on Thursday, making it the broadcaster’s ninth market.

DAZN had been broadcasting exclusive football matches on social media in the run-up to launch and now offers full access to its sports subscription platform.

DAZN Brazil has a football-heavy line-up at launch, including the domestic Campeonato Brasileiro Série C and continental competition the Copa Sudamericana. Other football content includes Italy’s Serie A, Serie B and Supercoppa Italiana; the English FA Cup; France’s Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and Coupe de France; Major League Soccer; Japan’s J-League and the Africa Cup of Nations.

Other sports offerings include women’s tennis from the WTA; basketball’s EuroLeague; Matchroom Boxing USA and Italy; US motor-racing series IndyCar; Professional Fighters League; and Glory Kickboxing.

Bruno Rocha, who was appointed DAZN’s executive vice-president for Brazil last month, said: “Football features heavily in our offering, and it’s our aim to overlay all kinds of premium sports to create an unrivalled offering. Ultimately, our goal is simple; to bring fans the best viewing experience with our intuitive platform, a varied premium sports portfolio at an affordable price.”

DAZN launched in Spain earlier this year; its other markets are Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Italy and the United States.