DAZN picks up Premier League in Canada – report

Streaming platform DAZN has reportedly picked up rights to the English Premier League from 2019-20, taking over from incumbent telco Bell.

The new three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22 – reported by The Province is the latest football media-rights acquisition for DAZN, with the company already holding rights to Uefa club competitions and Major League Soccer. Bell currently holds rights to the Premier League in a three-season deal, from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

Earlier this year along with major acquisitions, DAZN also struck a carriage deal with pay-television broadcaster beIN Sport which granted DAZN access to beIN’s entire sports-rights portfolio.

In Canada, DAZN also hold rights to a host of international cricket along with several European rugby properties (Six Nations, Pro14, and Champions Cup and Challenge Cup).