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DAZN snaps up Africa Cup of Nations, Gold Cup rights

OTT sports streaming service DAZN has acquired exclusive live rights in a number of territories for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and Concacaf Gold Cup football tournaments.

DAZN will stream coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations in Germany, Austria and Brazil, as well as coverage of the Gold Cup in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Brazil.

DAZN’s coverage of the group phases of the Africa Cup of Nations will begin on June 21, with the final scheduled for July 19.

The deal for the biennial Gold Cup includes exclusive live rights and non-exclusive highlights rights. The tournament started on June 15 and will run until July 7.

DAZN has an expanding portfolio of football rights across the various territories in which it operates, offering coverage of the English Premier League, Uefa Champions League, FA Cup, Spanish LaLiga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, Spanish Copa del Rey, Coppa Italia, US Major League Soccer and Japanese J1-League, among other properties.

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