September 24, 2020 - SatCesc

DAZN extends its Eurosport distribution to Europe

The fifth country is Switzerland

DAZN and Discovery have extended their distribution partnership that brings live and on demand access to Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD channels in five countries.

The fifth country is Switzerland, which is now included as part of DAZN for the first time.

James Rushton, Acting CEO, DAZN Group, said: “This extension and deepening of our partnership with Discovery demonstrates DAZN’s long-term commitment to bringing fans the very best multi-sport offering. The agreement also exemplifies how we successfully integrate with our partners to aggregate their content onto our global sports platform to reach and engage larger audiences across multiple markets.”

James Gibbons, EVP and General Manager UK, Nordics and Commercial Development at Discovery added: “Eurosport channels reach more viewers than any other pan-regional sports channels in Europe and we are pleased to extend our partnership with DAZN to continue bringing key sporting events like the tennis Grand Slams and Olympic Games to all our fans.”

The extension of the Eurosport carriage agreement between DAZN and Discovery follows a sublicence agreement between the two for DAZN to show 45 Bundesliga matches live and on-demand from the 2020-21 season in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.