As reported by the specialized Brazilian website UOL, from DAZN, OTT that has been operating in Brazil for almost two years, they announced that these will be reduced, with the aim of reducing their costs worldwide after the financial impact that the Coronavirus pandemic caused on the platform. From DAZN, so far, they have not expressed themselves on the matter.
According to UOL, the company will reduce members from the journalistic staff that has worked for the platform and broadcast, among other sporting events, the C series of the Brazilian Football League (Brasileirão) and the Premier League. ‘A team will be maintained, but it will be less than the one that was working recently’, reported UOL, who also indicated that the sports platform will maintain its investment focus in Europe and Asia.
Recently, DAZN and Globo announced their decision to cancel the partnership agreement they ran with the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) to broadcast Copa Libertadores matches in Brazil, already resumed after being canceled in March due to the pandemic, and the Copa Sudamericana. Days ago, Conmebol announced that the Copa Libertadores will be broadcast by SBT on FTA TV in Brazil. In addition, the launch of Conmebol TV was recently announced, a new pay TV channel produced by Band, where Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Conmebol Recopa matches are offered, initially available for Claro and Sky clients in the country. Likewise, DAZN also stopped broadcasting other competitions in Brazil, such as the Italian Championship.
DAZN was officially launched in Brazil in mid-2019. The launch meant its arrival at Latin America. Furthermore, in March this year, it had announced its intentions to continue expanding internationally to more than 200 countries.