DAZN set to acquire Champions League rights in Germany

DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, is set to acquire live coverage of Uefa Champions League football matches in Germany alongside pay-television broadcaster Sky, according to reports.

Sky will be the primary rights-holder, with DAZN picking up a smaller package of rights, according to German magazine Kicker and the Bloomberg news agency.

The rights will run for three seasons, from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

The rights that are set to be awarded to DAZN were previously held by national broadcasters in Germany, the reports added.

DAZN’s rights deal could be worth about €600m ($670m), according to Bloomberg.

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