UFC® will feature as part of the debut content on DAZN
Tokyo – UFC® the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization and Japan’s new OTT platform from Perform, DAZN, have announced a ground breaking digital partnership. The deal gives fans in Japan access to all UFC live events including UFC 203 and original programming such as Countdown, The Ultimate Fighter, UFC Primetime and Road to the Octagon all available via the new live sports streaming platform, DAZN.
Subscribers will be able to watch the UFC’s best live content in one place for just 1,750JPY (excluding tax) per month on DAZN. The newly launched digital platform is Japan’s latest mainstream OTT service and will feature the nation’s most popular sports, of which the UFC will be part of its flagship content. As the UFC continues to expand, this digital partnership will give fans comprehensive access to the world’s most competitive athletes and MMA’s most thrilling fights.
Ken Berger, Executive Vice President and General Manager of UFC Asia, said of the new partnership, “We are excited to announce our deal with DAZN and to be part of its launch in Japan. The new platform will give Japanese kakutogi fans extensive live access to the best MMA content in the world.”
Takashi Nakamura, President and Managing Director of DAZN Japan said: “At DAZN we’re dedicated to giving Japanese sports fans even more access to leading domestic and international sports, which is why we’re delighted to partner with UFC. Our partnership means UFC fans will be able to access the sport they love across the devices they own, all for one affordable monthly price.”
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Singapore, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 156 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 29 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.
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 6,000 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. It is available 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 the world’s first multi-sport OTT service, DAZN. 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.