london - Streaming Platform DAZN is about to buy broadcast rights from the Champions League. It is a deal for Germany. DAZN wants to broadcast the games online only, not on a regular television channel. That would be a first for the Champions League.
The deal is not yet round, but may be announced in the coming days, Bloomberg newspaper reports. DAZN would like to pay about 600 million euros to UEFA. According to Bloomberg, the agreement will enter into 2018 and will apply for three seasons.
DAZN streams to smartphones, tablets, smart tvs and game computers. It is active in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. DAZN already has broadcasting rights for La Liga, the Premier League, the Serie A and the Ligue 1. In addition to football, the platform also sports tennis and basketball, American football, baseball, ice hockey and rugby. It wants to be a kind of Netflix of sport.