OTT platform DAZN launches in Spain

Streaming platform DAZN launched its service in Spain on Wednesday, making it the company’s eighth confirmed market.

Its suite of properties in the country encompasses exclusive rights to MotoGP, EuroLeague Basketball and the English Premier League.

The MotoGP rights run from 2019 to 2022, EuroLeague from 2019-20 to 2022-23 and EPL over the period 2019-20 to 2021-22.

Additional properties that DAZN will feature on its platform include: the FIBA Basketball World Cup; English football’s FA Cup and Carabao Cup; Coppa Italia; the World Rally Championship; Ultimate Fighting Championship; and PDC darts.

DAZN’s entry into Spain brings competition to a market that had become dominated by Telefónica. It has already managed to wrestle EuroLeague from the Spanish telco.

Telefónica holds rights to the key domestic property, LaLiga, until the end of 2021-22.

DAZN’s Spanish launch follows its launches in Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Italy and the United States. Its OTT service is currently streaming via social media in Brazil and is due to launch formally in the coming months, DAZN said.