DAZN secures additional Champions League rights in Germany from 2021-22
DAZN has secured exclusive live and on-demand rights for the UEFA Champions League in Germany for three seasons from 2021-22 to 2023-24.
The deal will see 121 out of 138 UEFA Champions League matches shown exclusively live on DAZN on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the playoffs to the final.
Every match, except one per week, will be live and exclusive with the final shared with free-to-air. In addition, DAZN will be the home of an exclusive ‘conference’ format, showing live action from most matches. DAZN will also show highlights from every fixture.
John Gleasure, chief business development officer at DAZN, said “Extending our coverage of the UEFA Champions League until 2024, alongside our extensive Bundesliga rights acquisition means DAZN will become the number one destination for football fans in Germany. At the peak, we’ll show exclusive live coverage in Germany at eight out of the 10 kick-off times a week across the two leading club competitions, giving fans affordable access to the most prestigious and exciting football competitions around.”
The UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League resume this month, with DAZN set to stream 23 matches in 19 days on the platform in Germany and Austria.
Matches from the Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final will be shown live and on-demand. Highlights from all games will also be available.
In June, Sky Sport and DAZN claimed the lion’s share of domestic Bundesliga rights from season 2021-22 until 2024-25 with ProSiebenSat.1 being awarded a free-to-air package.