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DAZN Expands Into Fifth Territory With Canada Launch

LONDON, JULY 20, 2017 Today DAZN, the revolutionary live and on-demand sport service, announced that it will be expanding into its fifth territory – Canada. It was only last year that UK-based company DAZN first exploded onto the scene launching its game-changing sport service in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. Founded on the belief that…



Goal Partners with Soccerex and European Freestyle Football Championship

Global football media brand, Goal has been named as the official media partner of the Soccerex Football Festival being held in Manchester this September.   The partnership will focus on the European Freestyle Football Championships, which are taking place at the festival and will see Goal live stream the finals exclusively on Facebook, giving it’s…



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All Blacks vs. Lions’ 1st Test

Opta’s Jonny McCormick has given his view on the Lions’ first game against the All Blacks. The Lions’ tour to New Zealand really kicks into action this weekend with the long awaited first Test taking place on Saturday, and I’m looking forward to it both on a personal and work-related level. Lions tours are always…



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DAZN SECURES UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IN JAPAN, GERMANY AND AUSTRIA

We’re delighted to announce that DAZN has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League football in Japan from 2018/19. DAZN will become the home of every match from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup from 2018/19 to 2020/21, and be the only place that football fans in Japan…



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Goal named Best Sports News Site at Online Media Awards

The Drum has named Goal the Best Sports News Site at their annual Online Media Awards. Now in its seventh year, the event is held to identify the best, boldest and most original purveyors of news and views from around the world. Collecting the award for Goal was Goal’s Global Editor-in-Chief, James Marley; Global Production…



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Ian Campbell named MD of Omnisport

Omnisport, Perform Group’s market-leading global sports news and content agency, has announced Ian Campbell as its new Managing Director. Campbell joined Perform in 2012 and has held a number of senior roles, most recently Executive Vice President for Content in Europe & the Middle East. Prior to Perform, he spent his early career working as…



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NFL and Perform Group enter into strategic media relationship

The National Football League (NFL) and Perform Group have reached an agreement for Perform to market the NFL’s television broadcast rights in various global territories and the premium digital subscription product NFL Game Pass outside the United States and Europe.  The agreement will further drive global consumption of the United States’ most-watched sport amongst its…



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National Women’s Soccer League Teams Up with Sports Data Provider Opta

Three-Year Partnership to Kick-Off When Season Begins April 15th CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has agreed to a three-year partnership with Opta, the world’s leading provider of live, detailed sports data, to become the league’s Official Data Partner, providing the teams, fans and media with more tracked, recorded and databased action than…