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Leading global live and on-demand sports streaming service DAZN has inked a new distribution partnership with content giant Discovery that will see Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD made available to subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain.
DAZN Eurosport 19July2019
Eurosport holds exclusive Pan-European rights to sporting events such as Grand Slam tennis championshipshts to sporting events such as Grand Slam tennis championships; cycling’s Grand Tours; all FIS World Cup and World Championship winter sport competitions and premium motorsport series’ including Formula E, WTCR and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Eurosport also has Olympic media rights across more than 50 European markets for Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024.

As part of the new deal, DAZN will now be an outlet for the Eurosport premium sports and will be able to broadcast 45 Bundesliga football matches per season in Germany and Austria under a new exclusive sub-licensing agreement. This includes matches on Friday night, Sunday, Monday and relegation play-off matches from the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. DAZN’s coverage begins with the DFL-Supercup on 3 August, that will see the 2018–19 Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal champions, FC Bayern Munich, take on arch rivals Borussia Dortmund.

The live channels and on-demand content from Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD join DAZN from 1 August 2019 in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain as part of its affordable and flexible sports streaming subscription service.

“This is an exciting agreement that brings Eurosport’s incredible sports content to our subscribers, and delivers 45 Bundesliga matches to the DAZN service in Germany and Austria under a two season exclusive sublicensing agreement,” said John Gleasure, chief business development officer at DAZN Group. “This deal underlines our commitment to providing the biggest and best sports action to fans in an accessible and affordable way, while rewarding rights holders for integrating their content on our market leading platform. We look forward to developing our partnership with Discovery.”

Added Discovery EMEA head of commercial development James Gibbons: “We are delighted to enter this partnership that expands the distribution of Eurosport’s channels in four European markets. We always look for new partners that help get our brands and content to more fans. In parallel we will continue to develop and market our all access multi-sport OTT service - Eurosport Player - for fans who want a deeper experience.”