DAZN signs Canadian distribution deal with World Boxing Super Series

DAZN Canada has announced a number of sports-streaming and distribution deals, including an exclusive three-year Canadian distribution agreement with World Boxing Super Series (WBSS).

The professional boxing tournament, owned by Comosa, will make 15 fight nights available to fans in Canada and the U.S., exclusively on the streaming service.

“As a platform built for the fans, DAZN has been mining boxing chats and forums to see how we can bring immediate value to the community,” said James Rushton, DAZN CEO. “We found that Canadians and Americans alike felt left out of the terrific action and thrilling competition on display in the World Boxing Super Series. To that end, we’re happy to announce that we’ll stream every fight of all three tournaments.”

Launched in 2017, the WBSS is a first-of-its-kind annual boxing tournament that brings together the ‘best of the best’ fighters to compete at venues around the world for the Muhammad Ali trophy. The agreement will start with the broadcast of the 2018-19 season this fall and include footage from the initial draft Gala event, announcing the draw for Bantamweight and Super Lightweight divisions, with a third weight class to be announced soon.

The WBSS’s Season II fight nights will begin in October and stretch into January and February, with finals taking place in summer 2019. Each event will air live on DAZN Canada and be available on demand to Canadians as part of their monthly subscription.

The WBSS announcement comes on the heels of partnerships with Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, and other cable/satellite providers to distribute NFL Sunday Ticket across Canada this upcoming season. DAZN has also secured a new three-year streaming deal for Serie A TIM, Italy’s top soccer league.