DAZN, the sports streaming service, has secured the rights to broadcast the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 taking place in France this summer to fans in Germany.
The broadcasting deal will see DAZN, together with its football brands SPOX and Goal, provide extensive coverage of the tournament for what’s expected to be the most high profile tournament to date. DAZN will broadcast a total of 26 matches live in Germany, including every match from the quarter finals, semi-finals and the final taking place at the 59,000 seater Parc Olympique Lyonnais on July 7th. DAZN, SPOX and Goal will show highlights of all 52 matches just minutes after the final whistle, as well as producing highlights for their social media channels.
DAZN will show every Germany match throughout the tournament, with the world’s number two side beginning their campaign against China in Rennes on June 8th. From the group stages and the Round of 16, DAZN will broadcast one match per matchday. Jan Platte will provide the commentary for highlights and selected live matches from the knockout phases onwards, with Tabea Kemme, current player for Arsenal FC, on reporting duties. DAZN has sublicensed the rights from SportA, the sports rights agency of ARD and ZDF.
James Rushton, Chief Revenue Officer at DAZN Group, said: “The 2019 Women’s World Cup is the most anticipated yet with tickets to the opening match, along with the semi-finals and final selling out within 48 hours of going on sale. With this unprecedented level of interest, we’re giving fans in Germany extensive coverage across our brands; DAZN, SPOX and Goal so they don’t miss a moment. With 26 live matches, every one featuring the German team and highlights of all 52, we’ll also produce exclusive interviews and feature content across all platforms to take fans closer to the biggest and brightest star athletes.”
“The month-long tournament, featuring favourites from the United States, Germany and England, looks set to raise the bar for the women’s game, and it will be a great addition to our summer line-up of stellar international football,” he concluded.