DAZN CEO admits not happy yet with subscribers

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  1. Queen B

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    With DAZN bleeding millions, he is counting on return on investments. Too early to tell, but Eddie Hearn said he will not go the way of PBC

    https://www.boxingscene.com/canelo-...-138622?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
     
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    Pretty common for new companies to take time before becoming profitable. He said he's satisfied with where they're going.
     
  4. svmVR2097

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    Is DAZN bleeding money or did they spend so much money for content and infrastructure? Even Disney was expecting to take billion dollar losses in the short term with the acquisition of Hulu in that Fox deal.

    Hell, I believe Amazon actually didn’t turn a profit until after 14 years of being a company
     
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    It's easy to forget now but for years people were wondering how Twitter was even going to make money - let alone when they'd become profitable.
     
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    Just subscribed today, disappointed not to see all the MLB games included.
     
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    Come on....it's ES motherfucking PN
     
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    Difference is Twitter wasn't hemorrhaging money from day one. A $350 million dollar acquisition for a fighter??? TBH, the business plan doesn't look good. Professional sports and a niche sport at that? It doesn't look good, stronger businesses fold for much less. Twitter was cheap to maintain, (servers and bullshit), advertisers that wanted exposure were a plenty by the time Twitter had 1 million users, they went public and sold pieces of the company to many other corporations. Not a good example to compare Twitter. Great idea DAZN but unless they have UFC type money they dove in a little early. And their marketing to get subscribers is shit.....That's why they're going to go out of business.
     
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    They were in the red for hundreds of millions per quarter. Really not a bad comparison.
     
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    I imagine that's because of all the MLB cable TV deals. They show full games? Not just highlights?
     
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    I would love to know how many subscribers do they have.....over 30 mil per fight for Canelo.....I think they have overpaid for matchroom, golden boy and Bellator.....I don't know the fees for road, combate and the wbss
     
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    I have DAZN & Showtime but no ESPN+. I'm satisfied with the variety of content I get with boxing and MMA to the point that I will probably never order another UFC PPV in my house. If I really want to see it I'll head to a sports bar.
     
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    dazn has yet to produce a big fight. sure they have big names for boxing but those fighters have been in mismatches since signing. bellator has only had 2 big events on there and they were both major flops imo. im guessing this wkend they will get a big bump in subscribers for an actual interesting fight but not enough good content overall
     
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    gonna be hard to make that money back, especially with already a price increase, and now fights that you have to buy on PPV on DAZN too. They have spent a lot of money hoping it will work. I'm curious how it plays out or how expensive it will get... My issue with these services (well my experience is only fight pass), but its limited to 720p, and no 5.1
     
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    How would you do for tonights ufc card?
     
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    I have DAZN and ESPN + but no showtime. ESPN+ is a bit of a disappointment for me.
     
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    They have a couple games on there I believe, as does ESPN+. I believe DAZN in Canada provides all the mlb games. But MLB also has its own MLB.TV which has every MLB game (not subject to blackouts) but a lot has to do with MLB being a legalized monopoly and it’s regional television exclusive rights bullshit and such
     
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    Moviepass may be a more apt comparison but it didn’t quite have the money behind it that DAZN has I believe
     
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    That ends in about 12 hrs
     
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    I thought Usyk/Bellew was a big fight. Not to this level but still thought it was a good big fight
     
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