London and New York (ots/PRNewswire) - 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
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
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 momentum."
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
for more information.
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