DAZN set to launch in the UK plus 200 other markets on December 1

DAZN is priced at £1.99 per month for UK fight fans...

DAZN is finally set to launch globally in over 200 territories on December 1, ahead of Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell on December 5.

The American streaming service was first launched in the states back in May 2018, and it is backed by a billionaire owner, Len Blavatnik.

The platform has grown massively in recent years to the point where it is among the leading sports subscription services in the world.

Arguably the biggest set of fights to occur under its umbrella so far was the two bouts between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin.

Up until now, the service had only been available in the US, but there has been clamouring around the globe for the app to launch in other countries.

Boxing fans are finally getting their wish as the service is now set to launch on December 1, after it was originally due to be introduced in the UK in May 2020. This had to be put back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The launch is due just a few days before Olympian Luke Campbell is to face Ryan Garcia for the WBC interim lightweight title in California. The fight is timed with UK fans in mind, with it set to start at 7 pm (ET) and 4 pm (PT) in the States, so the main event will begin at approximately midnight in the UK.

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The price point has also been revealed and it will cost UK fans £1.99 a month to subscribe. This is less than what fans in America pay, as they are charged $99.99 per year for the service.

Joseph Markowki, DAZN's executive vice president, said in a press conference on Wednesday:

"From the UK to Mexico to Australia, we've seen an encouraging level of interest in our key events since first launching in 2016.

"We're looking forward to introducing the DAZN platform around the world this December with an exciting schedule of fights."

This is fantastic news for fight fans around the world, especially those in the UK. It has been a long time coming, but it is great to finally have DAZN available in the UK.

You have to feel also that is a masterstroke to have Garcia vs Campbell as DAZN's first event in the UK. Campbell has a lot of support in the UK and there is bound to be a lot of interest in the fight.

Having the bout start at midnight is a good idea as well, as it gives DAZN much more exposure with more Brits being willing to watch at that reasonable time.

Fight fans are not being asked to splash out on the service either, with it priced at a reasonable £1.99 per month. The long-term effects this launch could have on the relationship between Eddie Hearn and Sky Sports is yet to be seen but it will be fascinating to see how it plays out.

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