Sports streaming service DAZN has appointed Thomas de Buhr as the head of its business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Perform Group’s DAZN will launch in Italy with exclusive multi-platform Serie A rights.
Paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services have reached the mass market in Germany: At the end of 2017, 18% of all households were subscribing to at least one Pay-VOD service.
Sports portal DAZN (“Da Zone”) operates a linear TV channel on the cable network of wilhelm.tel, but, curiously, neither the North German cable operator nor DAZN actively advertise the offer.
Japanese advertising company Dentsu wants to become a shareholder in UK-based Perform Group, operator of live sports streaming portal DAZN.
Sky Deutschland will no longer transmit the Formula One races in Germany and Austria from the upcoming season.
German commercial broadcaster RTL has acquired the exclusive free-to-air TV rights for the Formula One for the next three seasons.
As the current Formula One season ended with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, it remains unclear which broadcaster will show the races in Germany next year.
Sports portal DAZN will show all games of the UEFA Europa League live in Germany and Austria in the next three seasons.
The games of the UEFA Europa League will continue to be shown on free-to-air TV in Austria.