DAZN And YouTube Launch UEFA Ladies’s Champions League Protection Reside Round The World | Information

LONDON, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With the group stage of the UEFA Ladies’s Champions League formally kicking off, world sports activities streaming platform and host broadcaster DAZN along with associate YouTube are thrilled to start reside broadcast protection for followers around the globe, marking the official begin to the landmark multi-year deal introduced earlier this yr. From tomorrow 5 October by way of to the finals in Might, all 61 matches will probably be out there reside on DAZN and free globally on DAZN’s new UEFA Ladies’s Champions League YouTube channel.

Because it’s the primary time UEFA has centralized all Ladies’s Champions League matches, by way of the partnership with DAZN and YouTube, followers for the primary time will lastly be capable of observe each single match, all through all the season, all around the globe, in a single single place, totally free – making the perfect ladies’s soccer monumentally simpler to look at than ever earlier than. Such a common availability and publicity is lengthy overdue and important to develop the competitors and guarantee ladies’s soccer total rises into the ever present mainstream – the place it belongs.

“I’m thrilled about this partnership. For individuals to have entry to our video games wherever they’re is an enormous transfer in the precise path, which was lengthy overdue in my eyes. And looking out on the content material DAZN is planning, to place the highlight on gamers and tales throughout all locations, will take issues to the subsequent stage too,” mentioned Ada Hegerberg, all-time highest scorer within the UEFA Ladies’s Champions League, Olympique Lyonnais celebrity, and DAZN’s first ever season-long world ladies’s soccer ambassador who’s eyeing a long-awaited comeback quickly. “UEFA Ladies’s Champions League is coming shut and I am unable to await this season to start out and present the world what we’re fabricated from!”

Constructing on a long-time dedication to ladies’s sport and long-term mission of rising the ladies’s recreation, DAZN has now additionally unveiled its preliminary content material, broadcast protection, expertise, and social plans that can deliver much more visibility to gamers, golf equipment, and the elite competitors itself.

“We All Rise” Collection – Extra In-Depth Storytelling

The debut content material on DAZN’s UEFA Ladies’s Champions League YouTube channel was “We ALL Rise With Extra Eyes” – a marketing campaign movie conveying the model’s unwavering perception within the ripple impact extra visibility can have on taking the ladies’s competitors to new heights. Constructing on this and a shared mission with UEFA and YouTube of turning extra athletes into family names and galvanizing the subsequent technology of gamers, DAZN is unveiling the subsequent installment of “We All Rise”: a particular six-part sequence that can shine a lightweight on ladies’s soccer in six influential European cities, from grassroots and area people to the skilled recreation itself.

Every week of group stage play, DAZN will premiere a brand new short-form episode at halftime throughout all matches that encompasses a numerous mixture of locals from every metropolis – together with professional footballers, coaches, grassroots gamers, golf equipment, native officers, and extra. Collectively, their distinctive voices and highly effective experiences converge to inform the firsthand story of that metropolis’s wealthy historical past of the sport and revealing how – lastly – ladies’s soccer is certainly on the rise.

The six-city tour will begin within the UK, with the primary episode “We All Rise: London” premiering tomorrow and that includes interviews with members of English membership workforce Dulwich Hamlet, group ladies soccer membership Hackney Laces, Britain’s first feminine Muslim soccer referee JJ Roble, former supervisor of the Arsenal ladies’s workforce Vic Akers O.B.E., London Mayor Sadiq Khan, star gamers and legends together with Katie Chapman, and extra.

Subsequent, the storytelling journey travels to France with “We All Rise: Paris“; this second episode will star freestyle footballer and Frequent Purpose member Lisa Zimouche, PSG participant Kadidiatou Diani, PSG Academy up-and-comer Laurina Fazer, PSG legend and Frequent Purpose member Arianna Criscione, Muslim ladies’s soccer group collective Les Hijabeuses, inclusive newbie ladies’s soccer workforce Cacahuètes, and extra. Following its broadcast premiere, every episode can even individually be out there for followers to look at on each DAZN and YouTube.

Recreation of the Week – Extra All-Entry Protection

Persevering with the showcase of the perfect of girls’s soccer all through all the UEFA Ladies’s Champions League, DAZN can even journey to a unique metropolis every week for its official Recreation of The Week – giving viewers on DAZN and on YouTube an up shut and private take a look at all facets of the sport. The Recreation of the Week will probably be hosted by a rotating group of iconic faces from soccer and the broader sports activities and leisure world and, past the reside motion itself, take viewers onto and past the pitch in addition to behind-the-scenes with their favourite gamers. 

The primary Recreation of the Week will probably be Barcelona vs Arsenal on 5 October and the second will probably be Juventus vs Chelsea on 13 October, with each that includes a top-notch presentation workforce quickly to be unveiled.

On-Air Expertise Squad – Extra Experience and Attain

Forward of reside broadcast kicking off tomorrow, DAZN is proud to have lined up the most important on-air workforce ever assembled to cowl ladies’s soccer for a single broadcaster – together with dozens {of professional} commentators everywhere in the world, from former gamers to the most important names in soccer broadcasting throughout England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Portugal, and Ukraine.

With this historic ladies’s soccer pundit squad in place, DAZN will assure each single match for the season to be out there for world audiences in as much as three languages: 1. dwelling workforce language 2. away workforce language and three. if not already coated, English. This marks a primary in UEFA Ladies’s Champions League historical past, as matches have by no means constantly been out there on this many languages earlier than for followers worldwide, and thus is one other main step in the direction of growing the potential fanbase and rising the competitors total.

DAZN’s new expertise lineup contains such recognizable names as:

  • Pien Meulensteen (England): Seasoned sports activities broadcasting and girls’s soccer professional presently working with Manchester United TV, Premier League Productions and BBC Radio.
  • Romain Balland (France): Lengthy-established ladies’s soccer journalist and Eurosport ladies’s soccer presenter since 2014.
  • Sandra Riquelme (Spain): Former professional footballer and present commentator for Vamos on Movistar and presenter for devoted ladies’s soccer channel El Patio on YouTube.
  • Pierluigi Pardo (Italy): Legendary broadcast vet universally thought-about “the” voice of soccer in Italy.
  • Verena Schweers (Germany): Former Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg star in addition to German nationwide workforce participant.

Social – Extra Nonstop Soccer

Past broadcast, DAZN can also be dedicated to holding followers on the heartbeat of every thing soccer with a gradual stream of social content material showcasing the breadth and depth of the ladies’s recreation:

  • On YouTube, followers can anticipate a whole bunch of items of non-live content material yearly, together with nonstop highlights that includes all of the gamers, golf equipment, and targets from the season. Moreover, an ever-growing library of content material will embody the brand new “We All Rise” sequence, Recreation of the Week clips, participant interviews and profiles, workforce highlights and best-of purpose reels, a brand new “This Is” sequence that can assist followers get to know every workforce within the competitors, and way more to come back.
  • On each Instagram and Twitter, @DAZNfootball will deliver a world soccer viewers the perfect narratives, highlights, clips, moments, and reactions across the lovely recreation, protecting the perfect of soccer – interval – with each ladies’s and males’s soccer equally showcased on one single channel on each platforms.

Closing The Ladies’s Sport Hole – Extra Business Motion

Underlining the imaginative and prescient and mission behind the UEFA Ladies’s Champions League deal and partnership plans is a brand new world analysis report revealed at present by DAZN and The Feminine Quotient. Titled “The Protection Hole,” it contains new knowledge throughout eight nations together with the UK, U.S., France, and Spain that uncover key findings across the lack of normal ladies’s sport protection (protection outlined right here as broadcast, information, and social), how that interprets for customers into ongoing obstacles to viewership, and why extra visibility is essential to slim and shut the hole.

The complete report will be considered and downloaded HERE. Key findings embody:

  • 64% of customers say they do not watch ladies’s sports activities as a result of they do not know sufficient concerning the athletes and groups, do not have as many alternatives to look at, or aren’t conscious of the place they will catch the video games which can be out there.
  • There’s a 30% hole between sports activities followers that watch males’s sports activities (93%) vs. those who watch ladies’s sports activities (solely 63%).
  • Minimal promotion for occasions, broadcast disparities, and lack of regular media and social protection and storytelling creates a major barrier to viewership.

To shut the hole and additional develop the game, DAZN and companions UEFA and YouTube invite key business stakeholders to affix in committing to creating it simpler for followers to tune in and observe alongside constantly, by growing the visibility and protection of girls’s soccer and girls’s sport total on the similar breadth and depth as unfailingly seen in males’s sport.

As a result of extra results in extra, and all of us rise with extra eyes.

With UEFA Ladies’s Champions League, all of it begins tomorrow because the 16 high European contenders go head-to-head in pursuit of championship glory – reside on DAZN and on YouTube. The complete schedule is beneath (all occasions listed in CEST) and you may be taught extra about all the competitors HERE.

Matchday 1 

Tuesday 5 October

  • Hoffenheim vs HB Køge (18:45), Häcken vs Lyon (18:45)
  • Barcelona vs Arsenal (21:00), Benfica vs Bayern München (21:00)

Wednesday 6 October 

  • Servette vs Juventus (18:45), WFC Kharkiv vs Actual Madrid (18:45)
  • Chelsea vs Wolfsburg (21:00), Breidablik vs Paris Saint-Germain (21:00)

Matchday 2

Wednesday 13 October

  • Wolfsburg vs Servette (18:45), Paris Saint-Germain vs WFC Kharkiv (18:45)
  • Juventus vs Chelsea (21:00), Actual Madrid vs Breidablik (21:00)

Thursday 14 October 

  • HB Køge vs Barcelona (18:45), Bayern München vs Häcken (18:45)
  • Arsenal vs Hoffenheim (21:00), Lyon vs Benfica (21:00)

Matchday 3

Tuesday 9 November 

  • Servette vs Chelsea (18:45), WFC Kharkiv vs Breidablik (18:45)
  • Paris Saint-Germain vs Actual Madrid (21:00), Juventus vs Wolfsburg (21:00)

Wednesday 10 November 

  • Barcelona vs Hoffenheim (18:45), HB Køge vs Arsenal (18:45)
  • Benfica vs Häcken (21:00), Lyon vs Bayern München (21:00)

Matchday 4

Wednesday 17 November 

  • Hoffenheim vs Barcelona (18:45), Häcken vs Benfica (18:45)
  • Bayern München vs Lyon (21:00), Arsenal vs HB Køge (21:00)

Thursday 18 November 

  • Wolfsburg vs Juventus (18:45), Breidablik vs WFC Kharkiv (18:45)
  • Actual Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain (21:00), Chelsea vs Servette (21:00)

Matchday 5

Wednesday 8 December 

  • Servette vs Wolfsburg (18:45), WFC Kharkiv vs Paris Saint-Germain (18:45)
  • Chelsea vs Juventus (21:00), Breidablik vs Actual Madrid (21:00)

Thursday 9 December 

  • HB Køge vs Hoffenheim (18:45), Häcken vs Bayern München (18:45)
  • Arsenal vs Barcelona (21:00), Benfica vs Lyon (21:00)

Matchday 6

Wednesday 15 December 

  • Bayern München vs Benfica (18:45), Lyon vs Häcken (18:45)
  • Barcelona vs HB Køge (21:00), Hoffenheim vs Arsenal (21:00)

Thursday 16 December 

  • Actual Madrid vs WFC Kharkiv (18:45), Paris Saint-Germain vs Breidablik (18:45)
  • Juventus vs Servette (21:00), Wolfsburg vs Chelsea (21:00)

Following the group stage, quarterfinals will happen in March, semifinals in April, and the ultimate championship match in Might.

About DAZN Group

DAZN Group is among the quickest rising sports activities media firms on the earth. Headquartered within the UK and with staff in over 25 nations, our companies contact each facet of the way in which followers have interaction with sports activities; from manufacturing, by way of to content material distribution and commercialization. DAZN Group is dwelling to DAZN, the main world sports activities streaming platform, DAZN Information, the favored sports activities portal and DAZN Participant, the proprietary sports activities VOD platform for publishers. DAZN is main the cost to present sports activities followers around the globe entry to sport anytime, wherever. DAZN ensures reasonably priced entry on linked gadgets together with sensible TVs, set-top bins, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs and recreation consoles. DAZN is now reside in additional than 200 nations and territories. Go to www.dazngroupl.com for extra data.

About YouTube

Launched in Might 2005, YouTube’s mission is to present everybody a voice and present them the world. We imagine that everybody deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a greater place after we hear, share and construct group by way of our tales. YouTube is a Google firm.

About UEFA

UEFA – the Union of European Soccer Associations – is the governing physique of European soccer. It’s an affiliation of associations, a consultant democracy, and is the umbrella organisation for 55 nationwide soccer associations throughout Europe. Its targets are, amongst different issues, to cope with all questions regarding European soccer, to advertise soccer in a spirit of unity, solidarity, peace, understanding and honest play, with none discrimination on the a part of politics, race, faith, gender or every other cause, to safeguard the values of European soccer, promote and defend moral requirements and good governance in European soccer, preserve relations with all stakeholders concerned in European soccer, and help and safeguard its member associations for the general well-being of the European recreation.

About The Feminine Quotient (The FQ)

Altering the equation. Closing the gaps. Fueled by the concepts, ambitions, improvements and empathy of a community of fifty,000 working ladies around the globe, The FQ is a collaborative world effort to eradicate the gender hole. Whereas led by ladies, engaged and impressed leaders be part of this collective enterprise. The FQ’s numerous mixture of reside occasions, on-line boards, customized analysis, media, and company advisory providers identifies challenges, surfaces efficient methods, forges highly effective networks, and in the end sparks measurable progress. For extra data, go to: www.thefemalequotient.com.

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