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DAZN launches 2 global FAST channels

May 2, 2023

DAZN Group has launched two new FAST channels globally: DAZN Combat and DAZN Women’s Football.

DAZN Combat gives fans front row seats to action across boxing and MMA, including live events, highlights, legendary archive fights, documentaries and more. The channel will show live boxing events as well as reruns and documentaries that celebrate the talents from DAZN’s roster of boxing and combat properties including Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy and MF & DAZN: X Series and combat sports including the PFL Archive, Ansgar Fighting League, Naciones MMA, Muay Thai for Life, Primetime Wrestling, KOK, MMA Bushido and Dream Boxing.

DAZN Women’s Football offers elite competitions including the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL), Finetwork Liga F as well as archives, behind-the-scenes access and highlights of the best moments. The channel will also show documentaries, including EQUALS, a six-part docuseries putting viewers one-on-one with some of the top stars in the women’s game, and The Game that Changed Football, a film about the historic UWCL Clásico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF in front of a sold-out Camp Nou in March 2022.

LG will be carrying the channels globally (not including DAZN’s core territories). They will be available on LG Channels in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the Nordics (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Sweden), Netherlands, France and Australia. Samsung TV Plus will also be distributing the DAZN Women’s Football Channel in Australia and New Zealand, where the channel launched in April. VIDAA will carry both channels in Australia, Brazil and Mexico. Other partners will be brought on board following the launch, increasing the reach in more territories.

DAZN also recently launched DAZN RISE: a free, ad-supported 24/7 channel in Germany and Austria dedicated to women’s sport. The channel includes live broadcasts and highlights of the UWCL, the French and Spanish first leagues, Division 1 Féminine and Finetwork Liga F, and from September 2023 the Women’s Bundesliga, as well as golf, handball, basketball, hockey and boxing.

Veronica Diquattro, CEO Global Markets DAZN, commented: “DAZN is the home of women’s football, boxing and fight sports globally. We are committed to increasing the global presence of these sports in markets across the world and the channels will help even more sports fans have greater access to top-tier sports rights across the globe. We already have an impressive rights portfolio of global rights properties in non-core markets and the global FAST channels highlight our commitment to provide frictionless, anytime, anywhere sports entertainment to passionate fans.”

Daniel Palmisano, Samsung TV Plus Head of Business Development, added: “In our commitment to deliver premium sports channels to Samsung TV Plus, I am thrilled to announce our partnership with DAZN for the launch of DAZN’s Women’s Football channel on Samsung TV Plus Australia and New Zealand. Now fans will be able to enjoy all the excitement of women’s football including the best football competitions live from around the world, on our growing platform.”

“The user base of LG Channels in Europe has tripled in the last year, thanks to availability of a growing number of channels” said Chris Jo, senior vice-president of platform business at LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “With the addition of DAZN’s popular sports channels we expect more LG TV customers in Europe can enjoy their favourite game on the big screen at home”.

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