DAZN intends to operate its European sports streaming services under German licences in future.
At Berlin-based media authority MABB, Perform Investment Germany has applied for licences for DAZN in Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain as well as for the DAZN 1 Bar HD and DAZN 2 Bar channels targeting the hospitality industry.
The submission was received by MABB on December 20, 2018 and brought forward to regulatory body KEK on January 14, 2019, according to KEK.
The DAZN services have so far been operated under licences from UK-based media authority Ofcom.
Due to the unclear validity of the Ofcom licences in other European countries in the course of Brexit, Turner Broadcasting System and NBC Universal had also applied for German licences for their international channels previously licensed by Ofcom. Bavarian media authority BLM granted the licences in mid-December 2018.
Discovery recently opted for the Netherlands.