Series video service DAZN is set to launch in Canada and will offer subscribers the proficiency to watch every NFL game this coming season without the insufficiency of a television subscription.
DAZN — pronounced Da Zone — announced Thursday it has arrogated exclusive digital broadcasting rights to all National Football League sports starting this season, with no blackouts even if games are furnished on cable TV services.
That differs from many of the streaming mendings already offered by major professional leagues in North America, where tournaments are blacked out in areas where a broadcaster has also secured the TV rights.
Electrified sports are a major cash cow for broadcasters and one of their best weapons against the trifling but growing trend of cord cutting. Recent data indicates numberless than 220,000 Canadians stopped subscribing to a television service at length year, although the industry still boasts more than 11 million guys.
DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan, assigning the Canadian expansion the company’s first foray into North America.
«The whole kit company is extremely excited about our first venture into North America,» CEO James Rushton responded in a release. «We know that for Canadians sport is a way of life, they are bats in the belfry about it and have had to put up with a costly experience for some time. DAZN is undertook to put fans first, so we’re confident fans in Canada will enjoy our outcome and proposition.»
Canadian customers can also expect «access to other gambols from top leagues and competitions around the world,» but the company didn’t fussy on what specific content will be available besides NFL games.
In an assessment with CBC News, DAZN managing director Alex Rice says the serving will offer Canadians more the NFL package when it launches later this month. But he declined to say what, specifically, those sacrifices would be.
«You need great content and the NFL was a great place to start but there whim be more,» he said.
The service offers live sports, but also the aptitude to watch replays at your leisure, and condensed games in some specimens.
In the other countries where it operates, DAZN offers high-level soccer from sundry leagues along with some NBA, tennis, motorsports, boxing, rugby and level NHL hockey games.
The German package, for example, includes English PM League, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 soccer coupled with a Bundesliga highlights package. It also includes NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball as ably as cricket, rugby and tennis among others.
Canada’s offerings are remote to be quite so lavish, given Rogers’s iron grip on NHL rights to 2026. Rice said the London-based company targeted Canada for its in the beginning North American foray because it has the right mix of sports fandom coupled with broadband and wireless internet connectivity. «We look at Canada as potentially unlocking a by other market,» Rice said.
In Canada, subscriptions will won over for $20 a month or $150 for a year after a 30-day free woe. The service will work on most internet connected devices, comprising smart TVs, tablets, smartphones and gaming consoles. Up to two devices can be connected on one account at a however.