DAZN (pronounced "da zone") is a London-based over-the-top subscription sports streaming service. The service carries live and on-demand streaming of events from various properties. DAZN first launched in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Japan in August 2016, and in Canada the following year. It launched in the United States and Italy in 2018, and in Spain and Brazil in 2019.
The service was originally established in 2016 by Perform Group, a sports media company majority-owned by Access Industries that also owns Goal.com and Sporting News. Former ESPN CEO John Skipper became DAZN's chairman in 2018, working from offices in New York City. In September 2018, Perform Group spun out its sports data businesses, and renamed the remainder of the company DAZN Group.
In December 2018, DAZN was estimated to be worth £3 billion: it was described by the Evening Standard as one of the United Kingdom's few tech "unicorns".In October 2019, mobile analytics firm SensorTower listed DAZN as having overtaken Major League Baseball as the highest-grossing sports-related mobile app in the first half of 2019 in terms of worldwide revenue on application storefronts.