11 March 2021
11 March 2021
("Boku" or the "Company")
Boku completes mobile payment coverage for DAZN
in Japan with the launch of NTT Docomo
Boku (AIM: BOKU), the world's leading independent carrier
commerce company, is pleased to announce the launch of mobile
payments for DAZN, the leading global sports streaming platform,
with NTT Docomo in Japan.
For 80 million NTT Docomo subscribers they can now purchase DAZN
subscriptions with just their phone number. DAZN is the rights
holder for Japan's J-League soccer and NPB baseball leagues, whose
seasons have just begun, as well as Formula One that starts on 28
March 2021 and the English Premier League.
With this launch, DAZN can now accept mobile payments from
nearly all mobile subscribers in Japan, including those with NTT
Docomo, Softbank, Y!Mobile, au, and UQ Mobile.
These initiatives form part of the 'DAZN for Operators'
programme, through which DAZN collaborates with TV and telecoms
operators to provide improved, seamless streaming experiences for
sports fans and generate new revenue streams and value for
Ben King, Chief Subscription Officer, DAZN commented, "With new
seasons of the J.League, NPB and Formula One upon us and the stars
of Japanese football appearing regularly in the Premier League and
La Liga, DAZN is making it even more effortless for fans across
Japan to conveniently access their favourite sports. 80 million NTT
Docomo subscribers can now instantly add DAZN to their phone bill
simply with the click of a button. Once again, entertainment
services and operators are innovating and collaborating together to
make premium sports easier to find, quicker to subscribe and better
Jon Prideaux, CEO, Boku Inc commented, "DAZN holds the Japanese
rights to the best sports programming around the world, providing a
very attractive and high-value streaming service to consumers. Boku
is thrilled at the opportunity to ensure that nearly every Japanese
consumer can purchase a DAZN subscription to watch their favorite
sport with a quick and easy mobile payment experience."
Boku, Inc. +44 (0)20 3934 6630
Jon Prideaux, Chief Executive Officer
Keith Butcher, Chief Financial Officer
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Boku Inc. (AIM: BOKU) is a leading global provider of mobile
payment and identity solutions. Boku technology is integrated into
over 220 mobile wallets and network operators worldwide powering
mobile user authentication and mobile payments. Boku processes over
800 million transactions worth more than $7 billion annually in
nearly 70 countries. Global leaders that rely on Boku to acquire,
monetise, and protect digital consumer transactions include Apple,
Discover, Experian, Facebook, FIS, Fiserv, Google, Microsoft,
Netflix, Paypal, Sony, Spotify and Western Union.
Boku Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in
London, UK, with offices in various locations globally including in
the US, Mumbai, Estonia, Munich, Beijing, Paris, Sao Paulo,
Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo.
To learn more about Boku Inc., please visit:
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.
Visit https://media.dazn.com for more information.
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March 11, 2021 02:00 ET (07:00 GMT)