DAZN expanding to over 200 countries and territories, starting with Canelo Alvarez's May 2 fight

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On Monday morning, DAZN, the leading global sports streaming service, revealed it will expand to over 200 countries and territories.

The first global event on DAZN will be May 2, when boxing's biggest star, Canelo Alvarez, returns to the ring. An announcement on Alvarez's opponent is expected soon. 

The first part of DAZN’s global expansion will be an English-language service focused on boxing, which has been the primary focus of the streaming service in America since its launch in the U.S. in September 2018. DAZN houses some of the top promotional outfits in boxing, including Golden Boy Promotions, Matchroom Boxing USA and GGG Promotions led by talents such as Alvarez, Anthony Joshua and Gennadiy Golovkin. 

“Boxing is a sport with truly global appeal and a perfect first offering for our global service," DAZN EVP Joseph Markowski told DAZN News. "We have been amazed by the level of international interest to date and look forward to introducing DAZN to more than 200 new markets this year.”

Along with airing live boxing, DAZN features classic fights and original programming such as "40 Days," "The Making Of" and "One Night."

“Beginning this spring, most of the world will have access to DAZN and its unmatched schedule of boxing events,” DAZN Group executive chairman John Skipper said in a press release. “Our roster of championship fighters represents some of the world’s most popular athletes and we’ll be working with them to stage spectacular international events for years to come.”

Currently, DAZN is offered in nine countries — Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United States — across four continents.

The DAZN app will be available globally on most internet-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, and living room devices such as smart TVs, streaming sticks and game consoles. 

The cost in each region will be announced in the coming weeks. 

For users outside of DAZN’s existing markets who are interested in early access to the service via the DAZN beta community, registration is open at DAZN.com, and official invites will be sent out later this month.

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