OTT platform DAZN extends F1 deal in Japan

Online-streaming platform DAZN has extended a rights deal in Asia for the Formula One motor-racing world championship, according to the Grand Prix 24/7 news service.

The deal will cover the 2019 season, which will get underway this coming weekend in Melbourne, Australia.

DAZN, which is currently only available in Asia through its Japan-facing service, agreed the sublicensing deal with Fox Sports Asia, the championship’s regional rights distribution partner.

DAZN will show live coverage of all 21 races during the 2019 season. The deal also covers the Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup Series.

Support programming will also be available on the platform, including the F1 Zone and F1 Lab shows.

The company launched its OTT service in Japan in 2016.