DAZN secures Champions League rights through Sky deal

German pay-television broadcaster Sky has renewed rights for the Uefa Champions League club football competition, and agreed a deal to sublicense coverage to DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform.

The new three-year deal covers the 2018-19 to 2020-21 seasons and grants Sky rights in Germany and Austria to the competition across satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile platforms.

Terms of DAZN’s sublicensing agreement were not disclosed but the deal covers the same three-year period. Last month the Bloomberg news agency reported that DAZN’s smaller rights deal could be worth about €600m ($673m).

In the current rights cycle in Germany for the Champions League, public-service broadcaster ZDF has free-to-air rights, while Sky holds pay-television rights.

Sky and DAZN will reveal all details of their new agreement ahead of the 2018-19 season.