DAZN Group

Streaming platform DAZN’s impending launch in Spain helped the English Premier League to another great result for its media rights in the country. DAZN will pay about €23m ($27.2m)

Streaming platform DAZN will launch in Spain from 2019 with exclusive pay-television rights to MotoGP and the English Premier League, bringing competition to a market that had become dominated by Telefonica

The Perform Content division of digital media company DAZN Group has struck a five-season extension to its partnership with LaLiga, the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish football
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US basic-tier broadcaster Tennis Channel will bolster its tennis portfolio when it takes over WTA rights from pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports in 2019
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US pay-television broadcaster HBO has decided to end its live boxing coverage after 45 years, responding to seismic changes in the US boxing landscape.

Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro has completed a deal for Uefa Champions League rights in the 2018-19 season, just hours before the competition is set to kick off.

Digital media company Perform has announced it will rebrand as DAZN Group, and split its operations into two separate entities: DAZN and Perform Content.

Pay-television platform Sky Italia and Perform Group’s OTT service DAZN will probably both be happy with the outcome of an intense period of rights negotiations in Italy.

Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky has struck a deal for its subscribers to have access to digital sports-media company Perform’s DAZN OTT service.

Perform’s expertise in digital content was key to winning NFL distribution rights in this month’s deal.

Interview with Simon Denyer, Perform Group chief executive, on the agency’s deal to market NFL rights outside Europe and the US.

Digital sports content and media group Perform has struck a multi-year deal with the NFL to market the American football league’s broadcast rights in over 100 countries and territories across the world.

DAZN last month secured Major League Baseball rights, the only major US sports property missing from its portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Digital sports media company Perform Group has agreed a deal with the NFL to commercialise the American football league’s digital assets in Australia for the 2016-17 season.

England’s Premier League has almost doubled its income in recently-agreed deals covering 11 territories across Europe.

The National Basketball Association has finalised a string of deals outside its domestic US market in recent weeks, securing large increases in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and India, and a modest uplift in Poland.

Data from the Know the Fan – The Global Sports Media Consumption Report 2014 suggests that an opportunity for sports and media companies to engage fans and drive revenues by using internet-connected TV sets is being missed.