The rematch in December between heavyweight fighters Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. was the most-viewed event of the year, though Dazn did not break out viewership stats for any individual events. The numbers shared Tuesday reflect both live and on-demand viewing, but the vast majority of consumption on Dazn is live, reflecting the nature of sports. Consistent with the approach of most subscription streaming services, which don’t rely on traditional advertising revenue driven by ratings, Dazn generally releases only select bits of data about viewing on its platform.
Based in the UK and backed by billionaire Len Blavatnik, Dazn operates in nine countries, including Japan, Germany, Brazil, the U.S. and Canada. John Skipper, who spent 20 years at ESPN, six of them as its president, has been overseeing Dazn’s expansion as its executive chairman.