Opinions of DAZN coverage

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by KermitTheFrog, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Riordo

    Riordo New Member Full Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    If DAZN take over B.T sport surely they will have to honour existing contracts.
    Would this mean Frank and Eddie's shows on the same network?
    Maybe they could make some of those fantasy fights that were talked about last year.
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  2. No idea

    No idea Member Full Member

    Mar 20, 2021
    How long does Frank have left on his contract ?
  3. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    Issue would be that Eddie is working with a £20m budget and Frank would have his existing budget.

    My guess is we would see no nation back ASAP.Franks cards would need to be approved by DAZN and we coils say goodbye to cards of 8 prospects against journeyman
  4. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Spot on :lol:
  5. kobashi

    kobashi Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    There is probably a get out clause in effect for both parties
    You misunderstood me. I said lunacy if they were to buy BT sport and keep all existing contracts for the price of £7.99. I can definitely see why DAZN would be interested as they would get a ready made TV studio day 1 for example.

    Be interesting to see what happens going forward as BT has has held talks with DAZN, Amazon and Disney.

    When you see the amount of money BT has gone through to run the BT sport business you can see why they are happy to sell the business. Crazy money with no profit!

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  6. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Never really took notice of the documentaries on DAZN but ‘Boxing’s Eastern Corner’ is worth a watch.
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    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017

    Chris bowling a lovely line and length this morning. A few knicked off and couple missing the the straight ball.

    Great spell
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  9. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
  10. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    This is true but the difference is DAZN are not public. I suspect they will go public eventually.

    DAZN would have launched in the UK knowing they will lose money. That's just a given. The difference between DAZN and say eleven sports or setanta is they can take the losses.

    Remember there were stories of BT wanting to get out of the business of sports rights before DAZN launched in the UK and they probably strategically decided launching in the UK late last year was the best time as a competitor was exiting the market.

    What they should do depending on contracts is only take the BT content which actually matters.

    They don't need all the content BT has. They just need the content which drives subscriptions.

    UFC will be interesting as UFC mandates that the coverage must be avaliable via TV so if DAZN want UFC they will need to do a deal with sky and virgin so are avaliable via the set top box (like netflix is).

    I don't quite understand why BT Sport recently were still looking to aquire rights like cricket Australia when they are selling the business.
  11. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

    Jul 13, 2021
    Ofc. Can't spend big for years without going public.
  12. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Shame as that would have been a great fight.
  13. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    BT Sport are still acquiring rights- today they announced Futsal coverage for three years. Small potatoes but if DAZN were to announce a deal soon they’d need to pause BT hoovering up more sports rights.

    Totally possible that BT Sport is broken up and certain sports (like UFC which needs a linear TV presence) go elsewhere. DAZN ultimately may only really be interested in football, rugby and perhaps cricket/MotoGP.
  14. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Fck me Hearn is talking about Benn vs Chris Algieri ffs.
  15. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    Ticks all the boxes