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DAZN suspends rights fee payments, furloughs employees – SportBusiness

Streaming sports service DAZN from DAZN Group, formerly known as Perform Group Ltd., informed sports leagues that it will not pay rights fees for any suspended or canceled games due to the coronavirus pandemic, SportBusiness reported March 31.

The company will also furlough an unspecified number of its employees, according to the report.

DAZN has told various sports leagues and federations that payments for content that has yet to be delivered will be deferred until the company is given an update on when the respective competitions will resume. However, the company has continued to purchase additional on-demand and archive content to avoid subscriber losses.

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