More live sport means a higher monthly subscription for the sports streaming service for viewers in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Following recent deals with UEFA for the Women’s Champions League and with Matchroom Boxing, all DAZN subscribers will move to new pricing by 6th November 2021.
From today, new customers will pay £7.99 (€7.99 in Republic of Ireland), instead of £1.99/€1.99 a month. Existing DAZN subscribers will be moved to the new price in stages between 30th September 2021 and 6th November 2021.
To compensate for the price increase, a DAZN subscription now includes 32+ Fight Nights Annually. This includes 16 Matchroom fights and other original boxing content. DAZN will show 61 UEFA Women’s Champions League games between now and 2023.
DAZN made a delayed launch in the UK and Ireland at the end of last year. So far, the streaming service has shown fights featuring Canelo Alvarez, Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Ryan Garcia. This summer, it broadcast the Fight Camp series.
The expansion of sports coverage is not likely to be the last for DAZN. It has previously confirmed it’s interested in acquiring further football rights. However, plans to acquire Premier League broadcast rights from 2022 were foiled by a rollover of existing broadcast contracts by the Premier League. This meant the rights did not go to a competitive auction leaving potential new broadcasters out in the cold.
DAZN is also one of the potential suitors for BT Sport.