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DAZN secures Movistar alliance and F1 rights acquisition

By 26th January 2021 No Comments

The deal means that DAZN will be available on the Movistar+ platform

DAZN and Movistar have reached an agreement that sees the former distributed through the Movistar+ platform.

DAZN also acquires the exploitation rights for Formula One World Championship in Spain until 2023, which will be shown on the new DAZN F1 channel on the platform from 1 March.

Movistar’s premium customers and those already with an F1 package will gain access to DAZN and new channels DAZN1 and DAZN2 from 21 January – with additional channels planned to boost coverage. DAZN’s offering includes the Premier League, MotoGP World Championship, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Copa del Rey, UFC, CONMEBOL Libertadores, basketball EuroCup, WTA and Coppa Italia.

DAZN will be integrated into the Movistar+ platform alongside the likes of Netflix and Disney+. This joins a number of similar deals by the OTT broadcaster, including Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica O2 in Germany, Vodafone in Italy and KDDI in Japan.

Emilio Gaya, president of Movistar’s parent company, Telefónica España, said: “This agreement with DAZN reinforces our sports offer and will enrich the experience of all sports fans. This relationship reaffirms our commitment to always offer our customers the best content of our own, through our original production and the most relevant content, through the partners who lead the audiovisual industry.”

Co-CEO of DAZN, James Rushton, added: “The agreement with Movistar+ is a great example of how entertainment platforms and operators can collaborate to deliver more satisfying and intuitive viewing experiences for sports fans. It’s also an important moment for the business as we execute on our strategy to drive further growth in our core markets.”

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