April 6, 2000Bernadette O’Neill is applying the glaze on the bells in theCeramics Apse. Photo by: DoctressNeutopia
Sports streaming service DAZN has announced plans to launch in Spain early next year, having secured the rights for English Premier League football and MotoGP motorcycle racing.Spain will mark DAZN’s eight country launch following recent rollouts in the US, where it aims to transform the fight sports landscape, and Italy, where it is offering Serie A football.The Premier League has awarded DAZN broadcast rights for all games from 2019/20 to 2021/22, amounting to more than 235 live games a season. The deal will make the Premier League available to watch via streaming for the first time in Spain.DAZN has also secured broadcast rights for every session of MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE qualifiers and races from 2019 to 2022, though some live and highlights coverage will also be made available to free-to-air television.The SVOD service said that more rights deals are due to be announced soon, along with details of the launch date and pricing of the service in Spain.“We’re expanding at an incredible pace with our unique approach, breathing new life into sports with long and distinguished heritages and growing audiences,” said Simon Denyer, CEO of DAZN Group.“We give fans what they want; affordable and flexible access to the sport they love. We’re delighted to partner with these progressive rights holders to launch another big European market and look forward to unveiling more first-class sport before we go live in 2019.”Premier League executive chairman, Richard Scudamore, said: “Football supporters in Spain are known around the world for their passion for the game. We are very pleased to be working with DAZN over the next three seasons to make the best Premier League coverage available to fans across the country.”DAZN first launching in August 2016, debuting in Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland before going live in Canada in 2017 and in Italy and the US in 2018.