Former BT Sport exec joins DAZN

Marc Watson joins the sports activities streamer following the completion of its acquisition of Eleven Sports activities and Crew Whistle

Veteran types broadcasting government Marc Watson has joined streaming firm DAZN as chief business officer.

Watson efficiently launched BT Sport in 2013, the place he oversaw the broadcaster’s profitable bid for Premier League rights, earlier than transferring on to co-founder Eleven Sports activities. He served as the corporate’s CEO till its acquisition by DAZN.

Former BT Sport exec joins DAZN

He replaces Jacopo Tonoli, who has been the corporate’s CCO for the reason that launch of DAZN in 2016, overseeing its main rights acquisitions. Tonolil will stay a particular advisor to the enterprise.

Watson’s appointment follows DAZN finishing its acquisition of ELEVEN and Crew Whistle.  

Shay Segev, CEO DAZN Group stated: “Marc has an impeccable monitor document within the sports activities media and leisure sector. His expertise might be invaluable to us as we proceed to innovate and enhance the best way folks all over the world take pleasure in watching sports activities. I wish to thank Marc’s predecessor, Jacopo Tonoli, who has been with DAZN since 2008 and performed a key function in growing DAZN into the extraordinary enterprise it’s at this time. We want him all the most effective for the longer term.” 

Watson added, “DAZN’s ambition and buyer proposition is massively compelling. They’re investing and growing a sports activities leisure supply that’s setting new requirements for the best way followers take pleasure in sport and delivering partaking and interactive merchandise that can showcase rights holders’ content material. I’m excited to be becoming a member of such an formidable and dedicated staff of likeminded professionals for the following chapter of DAZN’s journey.”