OTT streaming platform DAZN has agreed a carriage deal in four markets with US media company Discovery for its international sports broadcaster Eurosport, along with an exclusive sublicensing agreement for rights to football’s German Bundesliga in Germany and Austria.
The distribution partnership will see the Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD channels made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain from August 1. However, the agreement does not include the Eurosport Player OTT service.
As part of this agreement, DAZN has exclusively sublicensed 45 Bundesliga matches from Discovery in Germany and Austria.
This includes matches on Friday night, Sunday, Monday and relegation play-off matches from the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.
DAZN’s coverage begins with the DFL-Supercup on August 3, which will see the 2018-19 Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal champions, Bayern Munich, take on league runner-up, Borussia Dortmund.