DAZN strikes first Brazilian domestic deal with Série C football

OTT streaming service DAZN has reportedly acquired rights to Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, the third tier of Brazilian club football.

The length of the deal with the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol was not disclosed, but Noticias da TV claimed DAZN has invested R$20m (€4.5m/$5.1m) for rights across free-to-air television, pay-television and internet platforms.

The CBF has reportedly requested that DAZN seeks a pay-television partner for the rights.

DAZN has yet to announce an official launch date in Brazil. The CBF deal marks its first rights acquisition for a domestic sports competition.

The OTT service’s global expansion could be supported by the merger announced on Monday between US-based sports, data and technology company STATS and DAZN Group’s Perform division.