Two entertainment and sports attorneys discuss sports, sportsbetting, sports business, fantasy sports and entertainment each week.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Sports Streaming Service Could Be On The Block After Company Splits by Scott Longley
The decision from Perform Group to split its consumer-facing DAZN streaming business from its largely betting-related content and data supply business could signal the latter unit is up for sale, according to industry sources.
Perform announced the split last week, saying it was forming “two distinct brands” out of its existing lines of business.
The business-to-consumer business, now called DAZN Group, will be led by original Perform founder Simon Denyer and will comprise the on-demand sports streaming business as well as consumer-facing websites Goal.com, SportingNews and Spox.com. These sites will now be more clearly focused on driving traffic to and acquiring subscribers for DAZN.