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DAZN joins Vodafone’s GigaTV

Companies say it is the first of multiple partnerships integrations anticipated across Europe

Sports streaming service DAZN has been added to the line-up of channels available to subscribers of Vodafone’s GigaTV in Germany.

According to DAZN, it is the first of multiple partnerships integrations anticipated between the company and Vodafone.

The DAZN app is available on the GigaTV 4K Box for cable TV customers and the GigaTV Net streaming box for those accessing TV and video over the internet.

DAZN has the rights to show 45 Bundesliga matches during the 2020-21 football season in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as 110 out of 138 matches in the UEFA Champions League. From the following season, the streamer has the rights to 106 matches Bundesliga games and 122 UEFA Champions League matches.

“Research shows us that pay-TV customers in Germany prefer to watch the majority of their video entertainment via their pay-TV set-top-box. We appreciate that by asking them to switch to a secondary device to watch Bundesliga, Champions League or NFL has been placing an unnecessary obstacle between them and the sports they love” said Ben King, chief subscription officer at DAZN Group.

“In Vodafone, we have found a partner who shares our vision for providing instant and frictionless access to the best live sport. We are delighted to announce the launch of DAZN on Giga TV today. This is the first of many consumer-centric collaborations being discussed between the two companies across Europe,” King added