DAZN Expands Boxing Offering To More Fans In UK
Sports streaming platform DAZN has recently announced that it has partnered with Virgin Media O2 to bring a selection of combat sports events to Virgin TV customers through a pay-per-view model.
This exciting new distribution deal will allow Virgin TV customers to access DAZN events throughout the year, with the first event being the highly anticipated Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin fight on 1 April.
Virgin TV customers will be able to access this fight on pay-per-view for a price of GBP£19.99.
Commenting on the partnership, DAZN CEO, Shay Segev, said: “DAZN is on a mission to bring top quality sport to as many fans as possible and become the world’s sports destination platform.”
“With Virgin Media O2’s incredible scale and reach, DAZN will be in more UK living rooms and on more screens; and Virgin TV customers will have access to even more great sport.
“Starting our relationship with the Joshua versus Franklin fight is a real statement about the quality that Dazn will offer fans,” he said.
Virgin Media O2 chief entertainment TV and entertainment officer, David Bouchier, added: “We’re always looking to offer our customers access to all the best sport and entertainment, and with the Joshua vs Franklin fight set to be a showstopper, there’s no better way to kick-off our partnership with Dazn so that Virgin TV customers can enjoy every bit of the action – with lots more to come in future.”
DAZN is also offering Virgin TV customers one-month free access to its app, which can be downloaded on smart TVs, meaning customers can not only watch the Joshua vs Franklin fight, but they can also watch other events available on the platform during their free trial period.