Sports digital media streaming company DAZN has announced extensions to its broadcast partnership agreements with UEFA for its national team tournaments in four territories.
The renewals cover DAZN’s Japanese service, as well as its offering in the German, Austrian and Swiss (DACH) markets. The contracts cover the UEFA Nations League, as well as European qualification for Euro 24, the 2026 World Cup, certain UEFA friendlies, as well as the 2022 “Finalissima” match between Italy, champions of Euro 2020, and Argentina, winners of the Copa America, on June 1.
The DACH deal is for four years, but excludes the domestic rights of each of the national teams, which were previously scooped up by a mix of public services and commercial free-to-air (FTA) broadcasters.
As hosts, Germany automatically qualifies for Euro 2024, while public service broadcasters ARD and ZDF share most of the rights to German national team matches with RTL as part of a deal confirmed earlier this year that will see the commercial network broadcast about half of those games. until 2028.
DAZN’s rights agreement in Japan has been renewed for six years and includes all qualifiers for the Euro 2028 tournament.
“DAZN sets the industry standard for the best global live and on-demand sports experience, connecting millions of subscribers to the action,” said Tom Burrows, Executive Vice President of Rights at DAZN Group.
“Only on DAZN can fans continue to enjoy the best football on the planet – with the UEFA Nations League, Euro and World Cup qualifiers and Finalissima joining football as stellar as J .League, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A, WE.League or Ligue 1, and prestigious club competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and Women’s Champions League.