Picture this: you’re not just watching a boxing match; you’re part of it. Well, DAZN, the frontrunner in sports entertainment, is making this a reality. Today, they announced their plan to introduce the trailblazing second screen feature, Watch Party, to the U.S., starting with the much-anticipated Jake Paul versus Nate Diaz bout on August 5th. It’s all about letting the fans dive deeper into the heart of the action than ever before.
Previously, Watch Party scored record-breaking viewer turnout during the MF & DAZN X Series: 007 KSI vs Fournier match in the UK. According to a recent study by MIDiA Research, it seems DAZN is tapping into a goldmine. The research shows that multitasking while watching TV is the new norm for almost half the population. Even more interesting? 62% of teens between 16 and 19 prefer consuming content on their smartphones.
Enter DAZN’s Watch Party. Hosted by ringside reporter Sibley Scholes, this second screen experience will keep fans riveted from start to finish. Viewers can interact directly with fighters, forecast match outcomes, share messages, GIFs, reactions, and stickers, participate in live polls, and even snag cool prizes like signed gloves.
The growing love for Watch Party among fans is a clear sign of evolving trends in sports broadcasting. It’s a blend of classic big screen action with an engaging second screen that lets fans call the shots. DAZN’s second screen feature allows users to engage with the live event and connect with the broader fan base, bringing the electrifying atmosphere of a live match right into their living room. By rolling out the Watch Party, DAZN continues to push the envelope in the viewer experience, drawing in younger audiences, and staying relevant in this era of digital connectivity.
How to Jump into the Watch Party
Designed to enhance your fight night experience, Watch Party is accessible across all devices. Here’s how you can get in on the action:
For fans who have already secured their tickets to the Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz fight and are watching on the web or mobile device, you’re all set. The Watch Party will pop up automatically, no extra steps required.
If you’re tuning into the Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz bout on a connected TV, grab your mobile device and scan the barcode that pops up on your screen. Just like that, you’ll have the Watch Party up and running on your device.