DAZN GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW STRUCTURE TO SUPPORT AMBITIOUS GROWTH AND PRODUCT STRATEGY FOR ITS SPORTS STREAMING AND FAN ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM

SHAY SEGEV APPOINTED CEO OF DAZN GROUP

DARREN WATERMAN JOINS AS CFO

LONDON, January 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DAZN Group today announces the establishment of a new group structure and some leadership changes that will enable DAZN to achieve its ambitious growth and product strategy.

Shay Segev

Nowadays, Shay Segev will be the sole CEO of DAZN Group. Shay joined DAZN in June 2021, prior to which he was CEO of Entain, a FTSE 100 company. Shay has an exceptional track record of scaling digital consumer businesses, which will be essential as DAZN expands its client offering to include interactive content and engaging that fans will be able to enjoy in addition to its sports streaming service. Shay joined Entain in 2016 when it was a small entrepreneurial company, and over the course of five years he oversaw a period of phenomenal growth, including – notably – the acquisition of bwin.party and Ladbrokes Coral, and the creation of BetMGM. By the time Shay left to join DAZN, Entain had become the market leader with a capitalization of £10 billion.

James Rushton, co-founder of DAZN, will continue his current responsibilities overseeing the growth of local markets, rights and content. A 25-year veteran of the sports industry, James spent most of his career at Perform Group where he led many significant innovations, market expansion and revenue growth, including the launch of DAZN in 2016.

In addition, Darren Waterman joined as Group CFO, based in London. Darren joins with a tremendous background from Amazon where he led the finance team responsible for Prime Video globally. A world-class leader and seasoned executive in the TMT industry, Darren brings to DAZN a successful track record of geographic expansion, video streaming, product innovation and investment in sports, television and film content. After almost four years as CFO, Stuart Epstein will continue in the role of Senior Advisor and Board Member of DAZN, enabling a smooth and efficient transition from his current roles and responsibilities in the first half of 2022.

Kevin Mayer, Chairman of DAZN Group, said, “DAZN has become the global leader in sports streaming in just five years and it’s time to take this business to the next level. Shay’s technology experience and outstanding track record of building a strong performance culture will be extremely beneficial. as DAZN introduces additional interactive fan engagement services such as betting and e-commerce for users to enjoy alongside our core live sports streaming offering. James’ sports rights expertise and deep understanding of the markets will enable DAZN to continue to nurture and grow its We thank Stuart for his many valuable contributions and look forward to his continued involvement in this new capacity and we are delighted to integrate talents as solid as Darren Waterman. Being able to attract people of such caliber is a testament to the strength of our company and our future. »

These changes follow significant global momentum at DAZN, including LaLiga’s recent domestic rights win in Spain, being named Apple TV App of the Year for 2021 and reaching a record number of fans around the world. In 2022, fans can expect an even deeper and more interactive experience with DAZN as the company moves forward with recreational betting, gaming, e-commerce, NFTs and technological advancements in the viewing experience.

About DAZN Group

DAZN Group is one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. Based in the UK and with employees in over 25 countries, our businesses touch every aspect of how fans interact with sport; from production to distribution and marketing of content. DAZN Group is home to DAZN, the world’s leading sports destination, as well as popular sports portal, DAZN News. DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sports anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees affordable access on most connected devices, including smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs and game consoles. DAZN is now available in over 200 countries and territories after first launching in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan in 2016. Visit https://media.dazn.com for more information.

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Darren Waterman

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