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Thursday, March 04 2021 - 02:47
DAZN Group Announces Appointment Of Kevin Mayer As Chairman Of The Board
LONDON and NEW YORK, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- John Skipper to Remain on Board of Directors and Serve as Strategic Adviser

DAZN Group, the leading global sports streaming platform, today announced Kevin 
Mayer has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors. With more than 
three decades of executive experience in the media industry, Mayer will provide 
strategic direction to DAZN's strong leadership team as the company continues 
along its aggressive growth trajectory.

Mayer was previously Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and International at The 
Walt Disney Company. There, he launched and ran the company's streaming 
businesses including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Hotstar, as well as overseeing 
Disney's global advertising sales, content sales, channels sales and 
international operations. Prior to that role, Mayer served as Disney's Chief 
Strategy Officer, leading the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, 21st 
Century Fox and BamTech. 

John Skipper, who joined DAZN Group in 2018, is stepping down to focus his 
efforts on Meadowlark Media, a newly launched content company. Skipper will 
remain on the DAZN Group Board of Directors and also serve as a strategic 
adviser to DAZN. Additionally, DAZN intends to invest in and collaborate with 
Meadowlark on original programming projects in the future. 

"I'm incredibly proud of what the team has accomplished over the past several 
years. We've secured rights to the world's premier sports leagues, dramatically 
increased subscriptions and revenues, and launched our platform in more than 
200 countries and territories," said Skipper. "It's the ideal moment to 
transition the company into its next phase of growth. Having worked closely 
with Kevin at The Walt Disney Company for more than two decades, I can't think 
of a better person to lead the DAZN Group Board of Directors."

"As Chairman, I'm looking forward to partnering with the management team and my 
fellow directors to help DAZN build on its impressive track record of success 
in developing a truly global sports platform," said Mayer. "Since I began 
working with Access Industries last year, I've been impressed with DAZN's 
ambitions and ability to quickly grow from a new entrant to an important player 
in key markets throughout the world. I look forward to guiding DAZN's strategic 
development into its next chapter."

"As the world of sports and media continues to transform, DAZN Group remains a 
key holding within the Access portfolio," said Len Blavatnik, Chairman of 
Access Industries and DAZN Group's majority investor. "A seamless transition 
from John to Kevin and the recent move to deepen the executive team's expertise 
with Co-CEOs James Rushton and Shay Segev will accelerate the company's 

About DAZN Group

DAZN Group is one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. 
Headquartered in the UK and with employees in over 25 countries, our businesses 
touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports; from production, through 
to content distribution and commercialization. DAZN Group is home to DAZN, the 
leading global sports streaming platform, DAZN News, the popular sports portal 
and DAZN Player, the proprietary sports VOD platform for publishers. DAZN is 
leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sport 
anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees affordable access on connected devices 
including smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs 
and game consoles. DAZN is now live in more than 200 countries and territories. 
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Source: DAZN Group