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Exclusive: DAZN reach deal to buy out BT Sport, first PPV in the works, Golden Boy leaving

DAZN UK will add the Champions League, Premier League and WWE to their schedule from next summer...

A source has told Planet Sport that a deal has been agreed for DAZN to buy out BT Sport from next summer.

The streaming service have made a huge impact around the world over the last five years in Europe, North America and Japan.

DAZN - dubbed the sporting equivalent of Netflix - are looking to make major moves in the UK to strengthen their position in the market.

Alongside women's Champions League rights, DAZN UK have focused on the boxing market, staging two Canelo Alvarez fights - against British duo Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders - as well as Ryan Garcia's win over Luke Campbell, Fight Camp and Josh Warrington's rematch with Mauricio Lara.

After Fight Camp, it was announced that the subscription fee of £1.99 would rise to £7.99 leading to complaints from fans due to the empty schedule. However, the news of gaining BT Sport rights will be welcomed.
According to our source, from next summer, DAZN will broadcast Premier League, Serie A and Champions League games as well as WWE, boxing and the UFC - although the rights for the latter ends in November.
The deal is unspecified but it is believed to be a multi-billion dollar deal. There could be an announcement about the deal within the next four weeks.

What next for DAZN USA?

After this year, DAZN will reportedly no longer be associated with Golden Boy. Their deal expires at the end of the year and it is unlikely to get renewed. Triller could become the new home for Oscar De La Hoya's promotional company. 

While Canelo could return to the platform after his upcoming unification showdown against Caleb Plant. depending on who he wants to face next, there is much to be desired about the future of DAZN USA.

After spending the last couple of years with the slogan of 'PPV is dead', DAZN will stage their first pay-per-view event in December. It is yet to be confirmed but Gennadiy Golovkin's showdown against Ryota Murata could be the fight they go with first.

GGG - the current IBF middleweight titlist - will go to Tokyo and take on Murata in a bid to win his WBA strap and unify at 160lbs on December 28.

Read more: Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant - A look at the longshot odds

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