DAZN Group, the digital leader in global sports media, has launched a global, live sports content distribution service for rights holders, broadcasters and media partners called DAZN CONNECT.

With over 30,000 live sport events across multiple leagues and competitions, DAZN CONNECT offers access to one of the largest live sports content networks in the world. Delivered over IP using the very latest video transport technologies, the broadcast distribution service enables clients to consolidate their acquisition and distribution requirements into one partner.

DAZN CONNECT launches supplying a range of sporting properties to broadcasters including BT Sport, Iqiyi, NBC Sports, Fox Soccer, Fox Netherlands and ESPN.

We now have more sports content on our network than anyone else in the industry. Combine this with our technological innovation and with customer satisfaction at the core of our service, DAZN CONNECT is well positioned to take some big steps in the coming months,” said Gareth Rees, SVP Business Development.

Driven by the demands of sports broadcasting and fans’ viewing habits, DAZN CONNECT offers a faster, more intelligent way of receiving live sport. DAZN CONNECT is built in the cloud to deliver the lowest latency, highest quality and the most secure sports distribution service. With an innovative contribution service, clients can supply live sports back onto the DAZN network, so local coverage can be made available globally, offering up further exposure and coverage for rights owners,” he added.

DAZN CONNECT is cloud-native and AWS-integrated. Delivery options include software-based SDI decoding and transport appliances, software-only transport applications and an AWS Direct Connect option for customers with existing AWS accounts and connectivity. DAZN CONNECT also fully supports SRT.

Why DAZN Connect?

  • An end-to-end sports video service
  • Cheaper, faster, better
  • Continued technological innovation
  • Assured continuity and quality every time
  • Guaranteed SLAs of 99.99%
  • Native support for UHD/4K
  • Global coverage
  • Ability to contribute to an ever-expanding network
  • Rapid deployment to market
  • Access to one of the largest live sports content libraries globally
  • Optimises business efficiencies

Get connected and grow your network, contact: DAZNCONNECT@DAZN.com

About DAZN Group

DAZN Group is the digital leader in global sports media and one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. Headquartered in the UK and with almost 3,000 employees in over 30 countries, our businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports from broadcast planning and production through to content distribution and commercialisation.

DAZN Group is home to DAZN, the world’s first pure-sport live and on-demand streaming service, as well as some of the most popular sports websites, including Goal, Sporting News, and Spox.com. DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sport anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, just one affordable price for access on all devices including TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN is live in Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the USA, Canada, and Japan. Visit https://media.dazn.com for more information.

About Access Industries

Founded in 1986 by Sir Leonard Blavatnik, the British and American industrialist and philanthropist, Access Industries is a privately-held group with strategic investments in the United States, Europe and South America. With corporate offices in New York, London and Moscow, its holdings include a number of market-leading companies in the natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications, venture capital and real estate sectors. Access Industries’ investments in the media and entertainment sector include Warner Music Group, Deezer, AI Film, and DAZN Group. Visit www.accessindustries.com for further information.


Kauser Kanji has been working in online video for 19 years, formerly at Virgin Media, ITN and NBC Universal, and founded VOD Professional in 2011. He has since completed major OTT projects for, amongst others, A+E Networks, the BBC, BBC Studios, Channel 4, DR (Denmark), Liberty Global, Netflix, Sony Pictures, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and UKTV. He now writes industry analyses, hosts an online debate show, OTT Question Time, as well as its in-person sister event, OTT Question Time Live

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