Discovery expands Eurosport distribution with DAZN
July 18, 2019
DAZN, the sports streaming service, and Discovery 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.
Eurosport holds exclusive Pan-European rights to some of the world’s biggest sporting events, including: Grand Slam tennis championships; cycling’s Grand Tours; all FIS World Cup and World Championship winter sport competitions and premium motorsport series’ including Formula E, WTCR and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Eurosport is also the Home of the Olympics in Europe, with all media rights to Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 across more than 50 markets.
The new deal enriches DAZN’s content line up, which already includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, NBA, NFL, NHL, UFC, Matchroom and Golden Boy boxing across its markets.
The live channels and on-demand content from Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD join DAZN from August 1st in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain as part of its flexible subscription service.
As part of this agreement, DAZN has exclusively sublicensed 45 Bundesliga matches from Discovery in Germany and Austria. This includes matches on Friday night, Sunday, Monday and relegation play-off matches from the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. DAZN’s coverage begins with the DFL-Supercup on August 3rd.
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, added: “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.”