DAZN announced today that it has won the exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches in Canada for the next three years, effective August 2018.
Canadian soccer fans will no longer need to worry about which game is on TV, DAZN will broadcast every single game, live and on demand.
There are no plans to sublicense the rights to traditional TV networks, therefore the matches will only be available on their OTT platform.
Here is the official press release
Renowned as one of the most prestigious European football tournaments in the world, the UEFA Champions League sees the best European football clubs go head-to-head to emerge as champions of the continent.
“Given its tremendous diversity, Canada is home to some of the biggest European soccer fans in the world, and we’re excited to revolutionize the way Canadians experience two of UEFA’s biggest global tournaments,” said James Rushton, CEO of DAZN. “We pride ourselves on putting fans first, and we look forward to continuing to bring new rights and content to passionate Canadian fans, on the devices and in the ways they are consuming sport.”
Securing the rights to UEFA European football tournaments is another major step for DAZN who look to position themselves as the home of European football across all markets. In Canada, DAZN will exclusively stream all 138 UEFA Champions League and 205 UEFA Europa League matches throughout the 2018/19 season, including the Super Cup.
This coming season will see a first-time change in the UEFA Europa League as teams eliminated in the second qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League will transfer to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, rather than just teams that are eliminated in the third-qualifying and play-off rounds.
Subscribers can watch in real time and on-demand, at home or on-the-go, on smart TVs, tablets, smart phones and game consoles. DAZN continues to offer monthly and annual subscriptions, with one month free. Subscriptions are available at $20 a month or at $150 annually.