NEW YORK (Reuters) – The distribution between the media and communications Comcast Corp has dealt with a distribution with global global sports provider DAZN Group, disrupting the line between traditional television operators and streaming services that interrupted them.
Starting Thursday, Comcast internet customers will use its Flex Xfinity box to flush apps – its response to the Amazon Fire Stick and Apple TV – access to the DAZN app, according to Ben King, SVP of DAZN's Global Distribution and Business Development.
The app will also provide Comcast cable customers on their pioneering Xfinity X1 boxes in time for DAZN high-profile drop championship fights starting October 5. Customers must pay to subscribe to DAZN.
DAZN (da zone) was launched in the United States a year ago by John Skipper, former president of ESPN Walt Disney Co, as executive chairman.
It is best to get to know him from the boxing world that is shaken by paying huge sums of money for marquee fighters – especially a five-year $ 365 million Mexican Mexican contract, the largest in the history of sport.
The deal with Comcast – the largest cable television provider in America – is the first DAZN distribution agreement in North America, but probably not the last one.
He is engaged in active dialogue in each of the nine countries he is to replicate the dealings with other cable, satellite and internet providers, through a program called “DAZN for Operators,” King said.
It already has similar distribution agreements in Switzerland, Italy and Germany. He refused to release a number of subscribers.
Such partnerships will make it easier to access DAZN, faster to subscribe and it is best to view it, ”said King.
As more television audiences charge TV providers and look at their favorite content on new digital platforms, broadcasters and television operators have begun to launch their own streaming products.
The latest is Disney +, which is expected to be launched in November, and NBCUniversal Comcast plans to implement the new service called Peacock.
In recent years, cargo of other digital media companies – starting with Netflix Inc – has been launched.
A partnership with pure digital suppliers could help pay-TV operators get some of the revenue they were losing and customers cutting the rope.
Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime apps are already available to Xfinity customers.
Reporting by Hilary Russ in New York; Additional reporting by Helen Coster; Edited by Stephen Coates
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