DAZN, the world’s first pure-sport live and on demand streaming service, is set to continue its global expansion by launching in Brazil in March 2019, offering affordable and flexible access to some of the best sport in the world.

CONMEBOL has awarded DAZN the exclusive broadcast rights for all Copa Sudamericana matches from 2019, for four seasons. In addition, DAZN will show all Serie A TIM and Ligue 1 games exclusively until 2021, with more major rights to be announced soon.

Before launching in March 2019, DAZN will broadcast selected Serie A TIM and Ligue 1 matches free-to-air via its pages on Facebook and YouTube, so Brazilian football fans can watch teams including Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus with global superstars Neymar Jr and Cristiano Ronaldo in action. Coverage starts from 7 December.

Simon Denyer, CEO of DAZN Group, said: “Football is a way of life in Brazil and so launching there with such significant rights is a huge moment for DAZN, cementing us as the fastest-growing sports broadcaster in the world. We’ve expanded our footprint to nine countries on four continents in just over two years, and that is only the beginning.

CONMEBOL President, Alejandro Dominguez, said: “We are delighted to announce this agreement with DAZN and for Brazilian football fans to be able to experience Copa Sudamericana games through a new and exciting platform. DAZN’s fans-first approach of offering flexible and affordable access to the world’s biggest sports is a perfect fit for us and we look forward to working with them over the next few seasons.

Didier Quillot, Chief Executive of LFP: “After our agreements in Germany, Austria, Italy and Japan, we are delighted to extend our partnership with DAZN in Brazil. There has always been a special bond between Ligue 1 and Brazil and we are sure that Brazilian  football fans will enjoy our games on DAZN’s streaming service. Alongside our global media partner, beIN Sports, we look forward to working with them on this new territory and keep developing Ligue 1 around the world.

The announcement comes only a fortnight after DAZN confirmed it will launch in Spain in 2019, with MotoGP™, English Premier League and Euroleague Basketball confirmed as the first rights broadcast on the platform.

DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, just one affordable price for access on most connected devices including TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN is already live in seven countries and counting. It burst onto the scene in August 2016, debuting in Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Its early success across Europe and Asia was followed by successful launches in Canada (2017), Italy (2018) and United States (2018).

For more information on the launch of DAZN in Brazil visit: https://watch.dazn.com/pt-BR/sports/

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