ARCHIV - 04.10.2019, Berlin: Fußball: Bundesliga, Hertha BSC - Fortuna Düsseldorf, 7. Spieltag im Olympiastadion. Die Hand eines Reporters hält bei einem Interview vor dem Spiel ein Mikrofon mit der Aufschrift DAZN. (zu dpa: «200:106 Bundesliga-Spiele: Sky und DAZN kaufen TV-Pakete») Foto: Soeren Stache/dpa-Zentralbild;/dpa - WICHTIGER HINWEIS: Gemäß den Vorgaben der DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga bzw. des DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund ist es untersagt, in dem Stadion und/oder vom Spiel angefertigte Fotoaufnahmen in Form von Sequenzbildern und/oder videoähnlichen Fotostrecken zu verwerten bzw. verwerten zu lassen. +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The Internet sports broadcaster Dazn is now significantly increasing its prices for existing customers as well. From this Friday, the streaming service will send corresponding messages to those customers who currently have a cheaper subscription. Dazn had already received a lot of criticism in January when it drastically increased the costs for new customers.

Now the same applies to old customers: the costs for a monthly subscription have practically doubled, rising from EUR 14.99 to EUR 29.99. The cheapest contract for one year costs 274.99 instead of 149.99 euros. There was initially no comment on this.

The increase in price is due to the expansion course of the online broadcaster. Dazn had recently invested massively and outperformed competitors in bidding for the media rights of the German Football League and Uefa.

In January, the explanation for the enormous price increase was: “The sports platform is doing justice to the quality and value of its range, which has been greatly expanded since the start of the season, and is positioning itself in the market structure with a reasonable price.”

Also this season, the streaming provider can show Bundesliga games live on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. In addition, almost all matches of the Champions League with the five German teams are on offer.