DAZN streaming numbers double in 2019 with Ruiz-Joshua II topping the bill
The world heavyweight title fight between the UK's Anthony Joshua and Mexico's Andy Ruiz was the most-streamed event on DAZN in 2019, the international over-the-top sports subscription service revealed today.
Joshua won the rematch in Saudi Arabia on 7 December, one of four boxing bouts in the top 10 for DAZN, which has invested heavily in the sport for its US operation. The other six events were soccer matches, headlined by the all-English Uefa Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
While DAZN did not provide numbers for specific events, it did announce record consumption in 2019 with 507 million hours streamed, an increase of 98 per cent from the 256 million hours streamed on DAZN in 2018.
DAZN produced 107 events that eclipsed the 100 million-stream mark, which the company said includes live and on-demand streams of more than one minute.
Soccer was the most popular sport globally for DAZN customers, with 314.6 million hours of streams, followed by baseball (38.1 million hours), motorsports (37.9 million), American football (37.2 million) and boxing (22.6 million).
Most DAZN users watched events via mobile (26 per cent), followed by set-top box/streaming stick (23 per cent), smart TV (21 per cent), desktop (17 per cent) and game console (13 per cent).
DAZN operates in nine markets, with Spain and Brazil coming on board in 2019 to join Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Japan, USA and Canada.
Late last year it was reported to have almost 8 million subscribers worldwide.
|Top 10 Most-Streamed Events on DAZN in 2019|
|1||Ruiz-Joshua II||Boxing||7 Dec|
|2||Uefa Champions League: Tottenham vs. Liverpool||Soccer||1 June|
|3||Uefa Champions League: Liverpool vs. Barcelona||Soccer||7 May|
|4||Canelo vs. Kovalev||Boxing||2 Nov|
|5||KSI vs Logan Paul II||Boxing||9 Nov|
|6||Uefa Champions League: Tottenham vs Bayern Munich||Soccer||1 Oct|
|7||Serie A: Milan vs Inter||Soccer||21 Sep|
|8||Uefa Champions League: Ajax vs Tottenham||Soccer||8 May|
|9||Uefa Champions League: Liverpool vs Barcelona||Soccer||1 May|
|10||Canelo vs Jacobs||Boxing||4 May|