Ireland will be one of more than 200 countries into which sports streaming service DAZN (pronounced Dazone) expands its service this year.
The platform's initial offering will be focused on boxing with Canelo Alvarez's soon-to-be-announced May 2nd fight the first global event.
DAZN, which has been labelled 'The Netflix of Sport', holds international rights for many of the world’s most prominent boxing promoters including Golden Boy Promotions, Matchroom Boxing USA and GGG Promotions.
Fighters such as Alvarez and Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin, as well as Ireland’s Olympic gold medallist and two-weight world champion Katie Taylor, will be part of a robust year-round portfolio of premium fights and original programming on the new service.
DAZN had previously only been available in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.
The DAZN app will be available on numerous internet connected devices. Prices per are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
"Establishing DAZN as the global home of fight sports is just the first step and we couldn’t think of a better attraction for our inaugural event than Canelo’s traditional Cinco de Mayo Weekend fight," said DAZN EVP Joseph Markowski.