TOKYO, AUGUST 9, 2017
Today DAZN announced it will be broadcasting the English Premier League from August 12th 2017, showing 5 games live per week. The Premier League joins La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 to ensure that DAZN is the only place where Japanese football fans can watch the five top leagues across Europe for the 2017/18 season.
The Premier League is widely considered by fans as the greatest league in the world. The league is well known for its fast paced, exciting football, with a great deal of high scoring matches every season, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. In recent times the traditional ‘big four’ of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and current champions Chelsea have been caught up and even overtaken by Manchester City and North London side Tottenham Hotspur. The Premier League is blessed with some of the greatest footballing talent in the world with star players such as Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard and Sergio Aguero joining the best managers and biggest personalities including Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte. The competitive nature of the league was proven in the 2015/16 season when Leicester City pulled off one of the biggest shocks in history by winning the title. The league is undoubtedly becoming more and more competitive each season with its global appeal attracting the world’s top talent. And now fans can watch the action unfold live on DAZN.
As well as boasting some of the best players in world football, Japanese players are also starting to make a name for themselves in the Premier League. Shinji Okazaki played an important role in Leicester City lifting the trophy in 2015/16, scoring five goals in their campaign. Maya Yoshida, who captained the Japanese national team at the 2012 Olympic games, has also firmly established himself in the Southampton side that finished in eighth position last season.
DAZN is committed to broadcasting European football and recently announced that it will be showing the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup exclusively from the 2018/19 season. Following the recent announcement that DAZN is now on PlayStation 4 and 3 in Japan, fans can watch the Premier League from the 12th August on multiple devices including TV’s, smartphones, PC and tablet.