Investing in new jobs
DAZN will invest in a state-of-the-art development centre, with key departments including R&D and Acquisitions. According to the company, DAZN plan to create 300 jobs by 2022, including software engineer and development manager roles.
The company joins Amsterdam’s ever-growing cluster of tech companies, which includes Netflix, Viacom and Booking.com. Ben Lavender, Chief Product Officer, said the availability of world-class talent and Amsterdam's outstanding infrastructure were part of the reason the company chose as the location for its new base. He said: “The ability to hire world-class software engineers and development managers at a speed that can match the pace of our growth is essential to our business. We looked at several global locations, but nothing came close to Amsterdam for its infrastructure and the ability to attract the best global tech talent.”
Disrupting the sports industry
DAZN is based in the UK and globally active. The service provides live and on-demand sports streaming. This year it has launched in the US and in Italy and is now available in seven countries across three continents.