DAZN, the global sports streaming platform, jumped to the top slot across iOS and Android as the No. 1 free app for the first time in the U.S. this past weekend, fueled by Saturday night’s combat sports events Canelo vs. Rocky and Bellator 213.
Canelo’s fight on DAZN was also a Top 10 search on Google and a Top 10 trend on Twitter.
“Canelo proved to be the attraction we anticipated and, in fact, went beyond our expectations,” said Joseph Markowski, DAZN EVP, North America.
“We’re encouraged by Saturday’s warm reception from fight fans and look forward to building on this momentum in 2019.”
On Saturday, Dec. 15, DAZN exclusively delivered the first of Canelo Alvarez’s eleven fights on the platform, which saw him triumph over Rocky by third-round TKO in a sold-out crowd of 20,112 at Madison Square Garden to join an elite group of three-division Mexican world champions.
Following Canelo’s victory, combat sports fans on DAZN also saw Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defeat Valerie Letourneau in the main event of Bellator 213, live from Honolulu.
In 2019, DAZN planned to deliver more than 100 fight nights from Golden Boy Promotions, Matchroom Boxing, Bellator MMA, Combate Americas, and the World Boxing Super Series for $9.99 per month following a 30-day free trial, making DAZN an absolute must-have for any fight fan. Additionally, DAZN will broadcast a live MLB show every weeknight to feature live look-ins to games all around the league.
Globally, DAZN is a live and on-demand sports streaming service created by fans, for fans, leading the charge to provide access to sports anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, no bundles, just one affordable price for access to all the service’s sports on connected devices, including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles, and PCs. DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Italy, and now the U.S. at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial – where it is becoming a must-have service for sports fans, with a daily show featuring live look-ins to Major League Baseball games beginning in 2019. More than 100+ fight nights already lined up from Matchroom Boxing, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series, Combate Americas, and the newly announced Golden Boy Promotions.