LONDON, August 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Sports fans in Japan are now able to sign up to the live sports streaming service for ¥1,750 a month and enjoy over 6,000 live events a year
Perform, the leading digital sports content and media group, today launches its revolutionary live sports streaming service DAZN in Japan.
For just ¥1,750 (excluding tax) a month fans will have access to the widest array of live and on-demand sport. It is available on most connected devices, there's no long-term fixed contract and no advertising. Customers can also try the service free for the first month.
As of today, DAZN gives sports fans live access to some of the best sports tournaments in the world including an incredible range of football. All Bundesliga games will be broadcast live starting with this weekend's opener between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen. DAZN also has action from the FA Cup, Serie A, Ligue 1, and FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Plus from 2017 every game from J1, J2 and J3 leagues of Japan's Meiji Yasuda Seimei J.League will be broadcast live.
DAZN offers fans the greatest breadth of live sports ever on one TV service, with over 6,000 live events a year in Japan. The best US sports including MLB, NBA, NFL and the PGA Tour feature as well as F1®, UFC, Tennis, Boxing, Rugby, Darts and domestic sports from V League volleyball, Top League Rugby and much more.
Not only will fans have access to some of the best leagues and tournaments, but they will also have complete control over what, where and how they watch. No matter how many matches are playing, DAZN allows viewers to choose between them all and will help guide viewers, based on their sporting preferences.
The service is available on a wide range of connected devices, including Smart TVs, personal computers, tablets, smartphones and games consoles. DAZN's immersive playback experience also allows customers to pause and rewind live matches and watch games in full HD with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.
"It's been an exciting few weeks at DAZN" said James Rushton, CEO, DAZN, "We're thrilled with the response since launching in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Now we head to Japan to launch our game changing service to sports fans there."
"We will give people one place to go to get their fix of their favourite sports, all for an affordable monthly price. DAZN will completely transform the way live sport is watched and will give users the freedom to enjoy more live sport than ever before."
Commenting on DAZN's launch Len Blavatnik, founder and chairman of Access Industries said: "Perform's management team has a unique, visionary perspective on digital sport content and its potential for explosive future growth. The successful launch of DAZN is indicative of Perform's ability to drive innovation to the next level."
DAZN is a live sports streaming service that allows fans to watch their sport, their way, live or on-demand. With access to the world's best sports, fans can watch their favourite teams, leagues and players anytime, anywhere, for one simple, affordable price and with no long-term contract. DAZN has over 8,000 live events a year and features the widest array of live sports ever offered on one TV service. DAZN has the ability to play, pause and rewind anytime with no commercial interruptions and no long-term commitments.
DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan on most connected devices including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and games consoles. DAZN is a part of Perform, a leading global sports media group. Visit http://www.dazn.com/ for more information.
ABOUT PERFORM GROUP
Perform is a leading digital sports content and media group. Our mission is to connect the world of sport by supplying some of the quickest, most detailed and most engaging content, managing a network of wholly-owned global media brands and delivering premium sports content directly to fans.
Our B2B brands do this by contributing to one of the world's most comprehensive sports content collections and distribution operations, servicing global customers in the broadcast, digital media and bookmaking industries. By investing in and developing our own media brands, we create destinations in which global advertisers and brands can engage with a huge worldwide audience of sports fans across all types of digital platform.
Most recently, Perform has been working on the launch of DAZN, the world's first multi-sport OTT service. Visit http://www.performgroup.com/ for further information.
Perform Group is majority-owned by Access Industries, a privately-held US industrial group with global strategic investments in four key sectors: natural resources and chemicals; media and telecommunications; technology and e-commerce; and real estate. Access Industries was founded in 1986 by its Chairman, Len Blavatnik, a major American industrialist and philanthropist. For more information, visit www.accessindustries.com.
SOURCE DAZN and PERFORM GROUP