DAZN, the leading global live and on-demand sports streaming service and Discovery, the global leader in powering people’s passions across all screens, has exclusively sublicenced 45 Bundesliga matches from Discovery in Germany and Austria. This includes matches on Friday night, Sunday, Monday and relegation playoff matches from the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.
DAZN’s new Bundesliga coverage begins with the DFL-Supercup on August 3, that will see the 2018–19 Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal champions, FC Bayern Munich, take on League runners-up, Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park.
DAZN has sublicensed the rights to 45 matches Bundesliga matches from Discovery under a two season exclusive agreement. 6 matches are non-exclusive and shared with free-to-air distributors. For the remaining 39 matches, DAZN will be the exclusive broadcaster. DAZN’s coverage of all matches will be available to Eurosport Player customers on Amazon Prime in Germany and Austria and via Eurosport 2 HD Xtra on HD+ and Swisscom (in Switzerland).
DAZN further have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain.
John Gleasure, Chief Business Development Officer at DAZN Group, said: “This is an exciting agreement that brings Eurosport’s incredible sports content to our subscribers, and delivers 45 Bundesliga matches to the DAZN service in Germany and Austria under a two season exclusive sublicensing agreement. This deal underlines our commitment to providing the biggest and best sports action to fans in an accessible and affordable way, while rewarding rights holders for integrating their content on our market leading platform. We look forward to developing our partnership with Discovery.”
James Gibbons, in his role as Head of Commercial Development for EMEA at Discovery, said: “We are delighted to enter this partnership that expands the distribution of Eurosport’s channels in four European markets. We always look for new partners that help get our brands and content to more fans. In parallel we will continue to develop and market our all access multi-sport OTT service – Eurosport Player – for fans who want a deeper experience.”