UK-based media company Perform Group has chosen German sports production company Plazamedia and UK-based broadcast service provider Babcock to support its new German OTT sports platform DAZN.
Plazamedia will handle the production and signal delivery of more than 8,000 sports events DAZN wants to cover live each year. The subsidiary of Constantin Medien will also provide production capacities on its premises in Ismaning near Munich for DAZN’s staff of more than 100 people.
Its other partner Babcock will provide content and also monitor 24/7 how and when programmes are watched through its master control room in London. The company will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the technical delivery including network monitoring and managing the eco-system of suppliers.
DAZN which launched in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on August 10, 2016 provides live and on-demand sports for €9.99 per month including the German Bundesliga, the UK’s Premier League and US leagues NBA and NFL.
Perform Group wants to roll out DAZN in Japan soon.