DAZN announces UK launch

28 Oct 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

DAZN announced that it will expand into more than 200 countries and territories, including the UK from 1st December, as it unveiled a global launch.

The sports streaming service is already active in nine countries, but will go live in the UK in December with boxing on back-to-back weekends, and will initially be priced at £1.99 per month - or less in some other territories.

“From the UK to Mexico to Australia, we’ve seen an encouraging level of interest in our key events since first launching in 2016,” said DAZN EVP Joseph Markowski. “We’re looking forward to introducing the DAZN platform around the world this December with an exciting schedule of fights.”

The launch coincides with fights involving Luke Campbell and Anthony Joshua across back-to-back weekends in early December, though Joshua v Kubrat Pulev won’t be available in DAZN in the UK or Ireland, but will be available on Sky Sports, instead.

DAZN says its global platform will also feature an archive of classic fights, athlete features and a slate of original programming and documentaries at launch, with ‘additional sports and programming’ to be added in 2021.

The DAZN app will also be available globally on phones and computers as well as smart TVs, streaming sticks and games consoles.