DAZN

DAZN (/dəˈzn/ "da zone"; German: [dəˈzoːn]) is a global over-the-top sports (OTT) subscription video streaming service. The service carries live and on-demand streaming of events from various properties as well as original programming. DAZN launched in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Japan in August 2016, and in Canada the following year. It launched in the United States and Italy in 2018, and in Spain and Brazil in 2019. In December 2020, it expanded to become available in more than 200 countries and territories.

DAZN
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Screenshot of the DAZN app
Available inEnglish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish
Founded8 July 2015 (2015-07-08) in London, England
Area served+200 countries and territories[lower-alpha 1][1]
OwnerDAZN Group
ChairmanKevin A. Mayer (DAZN Group)
CEOJames Rushton and Shay Segev (DAZN Group)
Key peopleJohn Gleasure (Executive Vice Chairman), Stuart J. Epstein (CFO), Ed McCarthy (COO), Veronica Diquattro (CCIO), Paul Morton (CRO), Ben King (CSO), Nancy Elder (CCO), Ben Barlow (CLO), Jacopo Tonoli (CCO), Shaun Conning (CPO), Neil Colligan (CDDO)
IndustryInternet television, sports broadcasting
Employees2,600
ParentAccess Industries[2]
URLwww.dazn.com
Launched10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)

Former The Walt Disney Company Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and International, Kevin A Mayer became DAZN's Chairman in March 2021 following the appointments of James Rushton and Shay Segev as Co-CEOs in January 2021. The service was originally established in 2016 by Perform Group, a sports media company majority-owned by Access Industries that also owns Deezer and Warner Music Group. In September 2018, Perform Group spun out its sports data businesses, and renamed the remainder of the company DAZN Group.

In December 2018, DAZN was estimated to be worth £3 billion: it was described by the Evening Standard as one of the United Kingdom's few tech "unicorns".[3] In October 2019, mobile analytics firm SensorTower listed DAZN as having overtaken Major League Baseball as the highest-grossing sports-related mobile app in the first half of 2019 in terms of worldwide revenue on application storefronts.[4]