PREMIER LEAGUE AWARDS FUBOTV RIGHTS IN CANADA

14 Jan 2022

By: Sport Industry Group

FuboTV has acquired exclusive media rights for the Premier League in Canada, dislodging rival streaming service DAZN.

The rights cover all 380 matches per campaign for three seasons, from 2022-23 to 2024-25.

The matches will be streamed live on the fuboTV platform and also broadcast via the fubo Sports Network linear channel.

DAZN’s three-year rights deal will expire at the end of the current 2021-22 season.

FuboTV, which started operating in Canada in 2017, initially operated as a content and channel aggregator. However, since its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in October 2020, the company has expanded its business model to incorporate the acquisition of sports media rights.

Last year, fuboTV acquired Italian football Serie A and Coppa Italia rights, while in the US, the company is showing South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and Spanish basketball’s Liga ACB.

The fuboTV platform offers several sports channels in Canada, including the beIN Sports channels, MLB Network, Fight Network and OneSoccer.

“We know there are many passionate Premier League fans in Canada and we are very pleased that fuboTV views the Premier League as such an important part of its programming mix in this market,” said Paul Molnar, the Premier League’s Chief Media Officer. “We look forward to working together to bring the excitement of the Premier League to both new and existing fans.”

In its latest quarterly financial update released earlier this week, fuboTV said that it expects to surpass 1.1 million subscribers by the end of its financial year.

David Gandler, fuboTV’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive, added, “The Premier League is considered to be the best soccer league in the world and has a huge fanbase in Canada.

“This deal allows us to bring yet another top-notch property to fuboTV, further differentiating our content offering, and giving Canadians another reason to cut the cord for exciting, exclusive sports content.”

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