DAZN announced today the appointment of John Skipper as Executive Chairman. Skipper previously served as President of ESPN Inc., where he worked for 20 years across all areas of the business.
Skipper, based in New York, will oversee all of DAZN Group’s operations, strategy and reports to the Executive Committee. His appointment reflects DAZN Group’s strategy for global expansion across all divisions.
“The team has built an enormously impressive company, providing an excellent base to establish a global leadership position in the over-the-top sports subscription business, the clear future of sports delivery,” said John Skipper, Executive Chairman, DAZN Group.
“DAZN Group’s platform and expertise, coupled with its success in launching subscription services in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S., provides a model we intend to replicate around the world.”
“Since our initial investment ten years ago, DAZN has become one of the most important brands in the sports media industry and a key holding in the Access portfolio,” said Len Blavatnik, Chairman Access Industries and DAZN Group’s majority shareholder. “John’s addition to the team and Board will help the company continue its impressive progress.”