DAZN outage in live Serie A soccer matches anger in Italy


Soccer Football – Serie A – Sampdoria v Napoli – Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy – September 23, 2021 Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa of Napoli in action with Bartosz Bereszynski of Sampdoria REUTERS / Ciro De Luca

MILAN, Sept. 23 (Reuters) – A technical failure occurred at the DAZN world sports service in Italy on Thursday, angering customers unable to access the app and watch part of Serie A football matches Sampdoria against Napoli and Torino against Lazio.

DAZN, which has secured the rights to broadcast all live Serie A soccer matches in Italy for the next three seasons for 2.5 billion euros, is under criticism for its service across the country.

Customers have complained about flow disruptions since the Serie A campaign began in August, and the national communications authority is monitoring DAZN’s commitment to strengthening its infrastructure.

Twitter users complained Thursday that the app was blocked, which only resumed service after several minutes.

“We encountered a technical issue during the games,” DAZN said in a statement, apologizing to fans and adding that it would offer compensation to all affected subscribers.

Owned by billionaire Len Blavatnik, DAZN is one of the main contenders for the takeover of British sports television unit BT (BT.L) as it wants to acquire content, especially English Premier League football.

Reporting by Elvira Pollina, editing by Ed Osmond

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