Sports streamer DAZN is reportedly aiming to do away with the 3pm Saturday blackout on football games as part of its bid for the rights to the English Football League.
According to the i newspaper, the streamer wants to be allowed to broadcast all of the league’s 1.656 matches live.
This would be separate to the streamer’s plans to bid for Premier League rights.
According to the report, DAZN has submitted what’s described as a “significant” offer for the global rights to the EFL from the 2024-25 season. It’s expected to face competition from Viaplay and Sky Sports for the rights.
Part of the company’s submission is to scrap the 60-year-old ban on broadcasting football matches between 2.45pm and 5.15pm every Saturday.
The report suggests DAZN would be willing to work with another broadcaster to offer viewers games during primetime.
DAZN’s coverage would include more behind-the-scenes footage, watchalongs, stats, in-play betting and better camera angles and production, said the i.
The EFL is now looking at all of the bids for the rights, with a decision expected “soon”.