Matchroom Sport, DAZN and SPORT1 are delighted to announce a new five-year agreement, which will see Matchroom’s extensive catalogue of events broadcast on DAZN, the new live sports streaming service, and leading Darts events broadcast on SPORT1, Germany’s leading multimedia sports broadcaster.
The inclusion of Matchroom Sport’s catalogue of TV sports events means DAZN will now be offering subscribers access to major tournaments across seven more sports, including exclusive coverage of all PDC Darts events. The full catalogue of programming includes:
• all live PDC Darts events including the PDC World Darts Championship, Premier League Darts and World Series of Darts
• Three major world pool events per year, including the popular Europe vs. America Mosconi Cup match
• Champion of Champions snooker
• Fish‘O’Mania, the annual FA Cup of Fishing
• World Championship of Ping Pong
• Weber Cup tenpin bowling
• PGA EuroPro Tour golf
SPORT1 will continue to show live free-TV coverage of a number of the leading Darts competitions including the World Darts Championship, the Premier League Darts, World Matchplay and Grand Slam of Darts as well as delayed coverage of all the other sports competitions.
Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “I am thrilled to be able to announce this new long-term agreement with DAZN – the exciting new live streaming platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – and Germany’s leading multimedia sports broadcaster SPORT1.”
“Matchroom Sport, SPORT1 and Perform have long-standing and successful partnerships and I am delighted to be able to continue this relationship and to be a part of DAZN’s and SPORT1 content offering.”
Olaf Schroeder, COO Sports of Constantin Medien AG and Chairman of the Management of Sport1 GmbH: “Through this newly signed cooperation with Matchroom Sport together with DAZN, we continue to write history with the longstanding, mutual success story of darts in Germany. With the World Darts Championship, we will extensively present to the constantly growing fan club the absolute annual highlight of the sport on German free-TV. Together with our 360° multimedia coverage and our team featuring commentator Elmar Paulke and host Sascha Bandermann, we want to build on in the tremendous positive development of darts sports.”
John Gleasure, Chief Commercial Officer of DAZN said: “DAZN is all about putting fans first by offering the most extensive range of live and on demand sports content. This long-term partnership with Matchroom Sport provides our members with the most comprehensive Live Darts coverage from one of Germany’s fastest growing sports and an extensive range of other live sports. We are delighted to extend our long standing relationship with Matchroom Sport and providing a new home for the huge number of German Darts fans.”
DAZN provides fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with unlimited access to watch the widest array of live and on-demand sport on an extensive number of connected devices including Smart TVs, personal computers, tablets, smartphones and games consoles for just 9.99 € / 12.90 CHF a month.
Fans can access over 8,000 live events a year; including top European football leagues including Premier League and La Liga, US Sports including NBA and NFL, Tennis, Motorsports, Boxing, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Darts and much more. Users can also access match highlights of every Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches are also available on the service.