The streaming service is said to be buying the Premier League from BT Sport for $800 million.
Dazn could well give a big boost to its expansion in Europe. The sports streaming service is in the process of getting its hands on the rights to the English Premier League, a major championship, in Great Britain. As well as the prestigious Champions League.
According to Reuters, the platform owned by the Anglo-American billionaire Sir Len Blavatnik, would be very close to acquiring the pay-TV group BT Sport, a subsidiary of the incumbent operator British Telecom. It co-broadcasts the Premier League with Sky and Amazon. The transaction, which is expected to close this month, is reportedly worth $800 million.
If he is the best placed, Dazn is not the only buyer in the running. In December, the American Discovery, owner of the Eurosport television group, offered to form a joint venture with BT. In addition, there is the question of funding. In 2019, the date of the last publication of its accounts, Dazn showed a loss of 2.15 billion…