DAZN goes Dutch

14 Sep 2018

By: Sport Industry Group

Perform-owned sport streaming platform DAZN has announced the launch of a major new development centre in Amsterdam.

The London-headquartered business plans to create 300 new jobs in the Netherlands by 2022, with roles including software engineers, development managers, and scrum masters.

The new Dutch development centre will play a key role in the global roll-out of DAZN as the home to the R&D and Innovation, Acquisitions and Retention, and Third Party Integration teams.

The move represents a “significant financial investment” according to a press release from the company, which is rapidly expanding worldwide, with plans to be live in 20 markets within the next four years.

It follows the launch of the DAZN platform in the US this week.

Florian Diederichsen, chief technology officer at DAZN, said: “We are already live in seven countries across three continents and have software developers creating a market leading product in the UK, Poland and now the Netherlands. 

“The new development centre is an important milestone in DAZN’s journey to become the world’s biggest sports broadcaster, with the best sports streaming product in the market.”

Chief product officer Ben Lavender added: “The global sports industry is ripe for disruption and DAZN is leading the change. The ability to hire world class software engineers, development managers and scrum masters at a speed that can match the pace of our growth is essential to our business. 

“We looked at several global locations, but nothing came close to Amsterdam for its infrastructure and the ability to attract the best global tech talent.”

DAZN will join a growing cluster of tech companies with major bases in the Dutch capital, including Netflix, Uber, Amazon, Viacom and Booking.com.