Sports streamer DAZN has announced the appointment of Shay Segev as the company’s CEO.
Former co-CEO and DAZN co-founder James Rushton will continue with his existing responsibilities overseeing growth in local markets, rights and content.
Segev joined DAZN last year from Entain, a FTSE 100 sports betting and gaming company.
The company has also appointed Darren Waterman joins as Group CFO.
Kevin Mayer, DAZN Group chairman, said, “DAZN has become the global leader in sports streaming in just five years and it is time to take this business to the next level. Shay’s technology background and outstanding history of delivering a strong performance culture will be hugely beneficial as DAZN introduces additional interactive fan engagement services such as betting and e-commerce for users to enjoy alongside our core offering of live sports streaming.
“James’ expertise in sports rights and deep understanding of the markets will ensure that DAZN continues to nurture and grow its core business. Being able to attract such high calibre individuals is a testament to the strength of our business and our future.”
DAZN is reportedly edging closer to acquiring BT Sport as it looks to gain a foothold in the UK’s football rights market.