DAZN Group has announced the launch of DAZN 1 HD in the UK and Ireland on channel 429 on Sky ahead of the return of two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, on April 1.  

Starting on March 23, DAZN 1 HD will show a 24/7 schedule of live and catch-up content of DAZN programming, which users would traditionally find only on the app.

There is a catch.

At the moment, DAZN 1 HD will only be available to new customers of DAZN and pre-existing customers who purchased a yearly subscription will not have access to the channel - which has left many of their customers fuming over the announcement.

DAZN 1 HD is currently unavailable to existing DAZN subscribers on monthly saver instalment plans and those paying for the annual super saver plan. Only users paying the monthly flexible pass (£19.99) will have access to DAZN 1 HD.

Alternatively, existing customers can watch DAZN 1 HD if they sign up with a new account. However, they will be billed twice each month, though, due to having two active subscriptions - because customers are unable to combine a new account with your existing contract. 

DAZN Group CEO, Shay Segev said, “Getting DAZN widely distributed is a priority for us as it delivers our great and growing array of content to more and more fans. We have ambitious, long-term and strategic plans for the UK market. The more people get to know DAZN and what we offer, not just in terms of rights but the full range of digital, interactive and sports entertainment we are developing, the better. 

“This launch is great news for sports fans. DAZN 1 HD will optimize exposure for the upcoming Anthony Joshua fight, ensuring it is his most hotly anticipated and accessible bout in over a decade.”