Published on July 25th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson0
Coming to Apple TV in September…Da-Zone of boxing & combat sports
Another streaming channel is coming to Apple TV and this time it’s a subscription service for boxing and combat sports.
DAZN – or what its founder James Rushton is calling Da-Zone – is coming to the United States on September 10th and will cost $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial. The service plans on releasing a standalone tvOS app in October in time for its launch.
In what its founders call a “revolutionary” sports streaming service, DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and Canada airing boxing, Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, NBA, NFL, MLB, Formula One, UFC and the MMA.
But when it comes to the U.S., those assets are not available to DAZN and instead the service plans on concentrating on boxing and combat sports in what it says will be an “affordable” service. DAZN has invested $1 billion in a long-term deal with Matchroom Boxing and Bellator, who is owned by Viacom.
Come September 22nd, it will air live a heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in London and then their first MMA super fight between Gegard Mousasi and Rory MacDonald.
“(The goal is) to offer fans top quality pay-per-view quality fights each and every week,” Rushton told sportstalkflorida.com. “There is no doubt that we know subscribers want championship caliber fights and we will deliver them without fail.”