|Euroleague Basketball has awarded DAZN, the live and on demand sports streaming service, exclusive broadcasting rights in Spain for Europe’s premier men’s basketball competition.
DAZN will be the new home to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague from the 2019/20 season through to the 2022/23 season. DAZN has also been awarded the rights to broadcast live matches and clips for the next four seasons of the 7DAYS EuroCup.
Euroleague Basketball manages the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup, as well the sport’s premier under-18 showcase, the EB Adidas Next Generation Tournament. DAZN will bring all the action to Spanish fans wherever they are on any connected device, making the sport more accessible than ever before.
Jordi Bertomeu, President and CEO at Euroleague Basketball, said: "We are very proud of this agreement with DAZN, which will bring all our games to Spanish fans through the signature streaming provider of sports in the market. DAZN's revolutionary platform matches the innovation DNA of Euroleague Basketball, bringing the digital reach of our competitions to new heights and allowing us to grow our Spanish audience."
Jacopo Tonoli, Chief Commercial Officer at DAZN, said: “Euroleague Basketball has shown how serious it is about growing the sport’s fanbase since its launch in 2000. We too have big ambitions and love to partner with rights holders that embrace the change in how fans want to watch sport, building their audiences through streaming. We’re expanding at an incredible pace and soon will be able to share the full details of our launch, with an unbeatable roster of rights in the market.”
This deal builds on DAZN’s announcement earlier this month that it is to launch in Spain in 2019, offering affordable and flexible access to some of the best sport in the world. The first rights announced as coming to the platform were MotoGP™ and English Premier League.
For the first time, Spanish fans will be able to watch these sports anytime, anywhere, with more sport to be confirmed before launch. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, just one affordable price for access on most connected devices including TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs.
DAZN burst onto the scene just over two years ago, debuting in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. Its early success across Europe and Asia was followed by launches in Canada (2017), Italy (2018) and the United States (2018).
About Euroleague Basketball
Euroleague Basketball is a global leader in the sports and entertainment business, devoted to delivering superior clubs European leagues under a unique and innovative organizational model. Owned and managed by some of most successful and historical clubs in the world, EB manages the continent’s two premier men’s basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup, as well the sport’s premier under-18 showcase, the EB Adidas Next Generation Tournament.
Euroleague Basketball competitions bring the elite of European basketball to all five continents and to the entire sports community through its OTT platform EuroLeague TV. EB also organizes a series of community and educational programs. Its ground-breaking corporate social responsibility program One Team features 40 clubs that have already made a difference on over 16,000 participants lives. Its Sports Business MBA trains future professionals in sports management.
About DAZN Group
DAZN Group is the digital leader in global sports media and one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. Headquartered in the UK and with almost 3,000 employees in over 30 countries, our businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports from broadcast planning and production through to content distribution and commercialisation. DAZN Group consists of two distinct consumer and B2B brands: DAZN and Perform Content.
The consumer division is home to DAZN, the world's first pure-sport live and on-demand streaming service, as well as some of the most popular sports websites, including Goal.com, Sporting News, and Spox.com. DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sport anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, just one affordable price for access on all devices including TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN is live in the USA, Canada, Japan, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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