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The DAZN applies to the German linear distribution license | Instant News

The eyes of the digital sports media company put out the DAZN1 and DAZN2 channels.

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  • DAZN channels are currently available in commercial premises
  • The agreement will provide for cable, satellite, terrestrial, and IPTV distribution
  • Following the 2021/22 Bundesliga and Champions League rights deals

The global digital subscription service DAZN has submitted an application to the Berlin-Brandenburg media authority (Mabb) for permission to distribute DAZN1 and DAZN2 linear sports channels in Germany.

As it stands, the German operating streaming service offers channels to commercial premises only. If approved, the new license will provide its distribution via cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV platforms.

While DAZN continues to drive key European markets, the company has a similar arrangement in Italy, having launched a linear DAZN1 channel for distribution via Sky Italia as part of a deal signed with domestic pay TV operators in September last year.

The DAZN app comes with its German service set to become one of the main broadcast partners for the top domestic football Bundesliga from the start of the 2021/22 season, increasing its live match quota by over 60 compared to the current campaign.

The digital sports media company will also become UEFA’s main broadcast partner for the Champions League in Germany from early next season. As well as elite club football competitions, DAZN has secured rights to the secondary UEFA Europa League.

The company has also recently expanded its reach in the German market after entering into separate regional agreements with two telecommunications companies, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, for the distribution of DAZN content via streaming platforms MagentaTV and GigaTV, respectively.


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