- One of the UK’s few tech unicorns, the market-disrupting OTT platform DAZN, has reportedly grown its subscriber base to 8 million globally since it was founded in 2015.
- 2019 was a big year for the broadcaster with 507 million combined hours spent on its app, which can be downloaded on mobile, smart TV, and desktop.
- DAZN also says 107 of its events last year surpassed the one million viewer milestone.
- In a press release, the platform said that four of its top 10 streamed events were boxing fights, with the other events being prominent soccer matches.
- Keep scrolling to see the platform’s most-streamed event of the year.
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Little is known about how well DAZN has been performing since the market-disrupting OTT platform began streaming sports events to US and global audiences in recent years.
But DAZN is already one of the major players in the combat sports industry because of its partnerships with Bellator MMA, Matchroom Boxing, and Golden Boy Promotions (boxing).
It also owns the rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League soccer to audiences in Canada, Japan, Germany, and Austria.
Described as one of the UK’s few tech unicorns by the Evening Standard in 2018, the firm’s subscriber base has reportedly grown to 8 million globally with 800,000 subscribers in the US where access costs $19.99 per month or $99 for a year.
DAZN told Business Insider it did not want to comment on specific viewer counts for its top 10 most-streamed events of 2019, but said 107 events that year surpassed the 1 million viewer mark.
It says viewers spent a total of 507 million combined hours on its app, with 314.6 million (62%) of those hours being spent watching soccer. Boxing, meanwhile, was responsible for 22.6 million hours (4.5%).
Of the 10 most-streamed events in 2019, one was Serie A soccer, four were boxing, and five were from the UEFA Champions League.
Keep scrolling to see DAZN’s most-streamed event.