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Matchroom Inks Eight Year Content Deal With DAZN Canada

DAZN, the live and on-demand sports streaming platform, announced today that it has signed an eight-year distribution deal with Matchroom Boxing USA, a world-leading boxing promoter, to exclusively deliver a series of fight nights along with original programming on DAZN Canada.

DAZN Canada plans to broadcast 16 live fight nights through August 2019, beginning with the Jessie Vargas vs. Thomas Dulorme card on Oct. 6, 2018 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago and Oct. 20, 2018, when Billy Joe Saunders defends his middleweight title against Demetrius Andrade at TD Garden in Boston.

DAZN will also produce original programming that viewers can watch ahead of and following fights.

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DAZN’s investment comes on the heels of a historic $1 billion dollar joint venture between Matchroom Boxing and DAZN Group that was announced earlier this year. This joint venture represents DAZN’s vision to reignite the fight sports community and to bring passionate fans closer to their sport and fighters.

“For too long, the fight sports market in Canada has been underserved,” said Joseph Markowski, DAZN SVP, North America. “Our partnership with Matchroom allows us to drive our fans-first approach and give our users an opportunity to pay one monthly flat fee with no long-term contract or commitment, an unprecedented value proposition for fight fans.” 

Matchroom Boxing Managing Director Eddie Hearn said, “DAZN has already proven to be an integral partner in Matchroom’s growth around the world. For fight fans specifically, we want to make DAZN a must-have for fight fans by featuring the world’s biggest athletes at premium venues. By expanding our relationship into Canada, we’re confident we can make that vision become reality.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by _Rexy_ on 09-28-2018

No WBSS though...

Comment by Sid-Knee on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=RoyJonesJrp4pno1;19138557]7 posts all about the same thing. Salty tears are the best.[/QUOTE] He's probably a poisonous American trying to smear DAZN because it's Hearn. You know what these freaks are like.

Comment by rolshans on 09-25-2018

Great news! Others in the thread have said this, but fights on HBO, Showtime and even ESPN and Fox are often not shown up here. DAZN's been a saving grace as far as consistent boxing content.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 09-25-2018

It would be nice to see some British prospects fight in Canada & vice versa, some Canadians come over here!

Comment by Kezzer on 09-25-2018

OBvious deal , does this mean DAZN doesn't currently have the rights in the other countries either it operates? What about the U.K. Fights, are they being distributed also ?

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