Sports streaming service DAZN to launch in Brazil


DAZN, the live and on demand sports streaming service, announced that it will launch in Brazil in March 2019, its first market in Latin America. The offer will include all Copa Sudamericana matches from 2019, for four seasons, as well as all Serie A TIM and Ligue 1 games, with more major rights to be announced soon.
DAZN is the OTT platform that belongs to the Perform group and started operations in 2016 in Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Then it added three other markets: Canada (2017), Italy (2018) and the United States (2018). In addition to Brazil, next year it will also be available in Spain.
Before launching in Brazil, DAZN will broadcast selected Serie A TIM and Ligue 1 matches free-to-air via its pages on Facebook and YouTube, said the company in a release. Coverage starts from 7 December.
“Football is a way of life in Brazil and so launching there with such significant rights is a huge moment for DAZN, cementing us as the fastest-growing sports broadcaster in the world. We’ve expanded our footprint to nine countries on four continents in just over two years, and that is only the beginning,” commented Simon Denyer, CEO of DAZN Group.