DAZN SECURES UTS4 RIGHTS ACROSS CANADA AND JAPAN

• DAZN TO OFFER ULTIMATE TENNIS SHOWDOWN (UTS) EVENTS LIVE AND ON DEMAND FOR THE FIRST TIME
• FIRST UP ON DAZN IS UTS4, THE FIRST EVENT OF UTS SEASON 2 IN NICE, FRANCE, ON 24th-25th MAY 2021

DAZN, the leading global sports streaming platform, has partnered with Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) to bring its much-anticipated UTS events to DAZN across Canada and Japan for the first time.

Launched last year, UTS is the world’s newest, most exciting and innovative tennis league that plays an entirely reinvented format and a new set of rules. It is a year-round league created by Patrick Mouratoglou, the well-known coach of tennis star Serena Williams.

DAZN and UTS will offer live and on demand content, featuring exclusive team news, insights, and analysis from the 2021 season that gets underway with UTS4, the first event of the season, taking place at the Mouratoglou Academy in Nice, France, on 24th and 25th May.

UTS introduces a unique and innovative format, that consists of 40-minute intense matches, a lightened code of conduct, and unique novelties. For instance, UTS cards put a stronger emphasis on strategy, and add to the suspense. Also, live coaching and mid-match interviews allows fans to get inside of the players’ minds, and immerse into their universe. Even though UTS is a no-spectator league, it puts its fans at the center of the action, triggering heightened emotions, and presenting tennis in a way that’s never even been thought of before.

UTS’ first two showdown series events in 2020 featured five top 10 players (Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini, Alexander Zverev, and David Goffin). The ultimate goal? To win UTS’ prestigious crown.

Two other top 10 players, Daniil Medvedev “The Chessmaster” and Diego Schwartzman “El Peque”, have already announced their presence for UTS4

Norm Lem, SVP Revenue, DAZN Canada said: “Our partnership with UTS will offer fans an even wider portfolio of live sports. This launch underlines our ongoing commitment to investing in innovation, working with the most exciting new tournament in the world of tennis, to create high-quality original live, on demand and social content to allow fans to enjoy tennis in new ways.”

“We’re pleased to partner with DAZN, one of the world-leading platforms for live and on-demand streaming, in Japan and Canada. UTS is offering something new, fresh, and different – just like DAZN – and we wish to reach out to the largest possible audience” commented Patrick Mouratoglou, Founder, UTS.