Sunday 22nd November 2020
The broadcast of the Bundesliga game between Hertha BSC and Borussia Dortmund on the DAZN streaming service causes frustration for many football fans on Saturday. Numerous users cannot log in and instead keep getting an error message.
The streaming service DAZN had to endure a half-time wave of anger at the Bundesliga game between Hertha BSC and Borussia Dortmund. Due to a technical breakdown, many users of the provider could not see almost the entire first half of the game on Saturday evening. DAZN apologized via Twitter and promised to work flat out on a solution.
But many fans showed little understanding and sometimes threatened to resign in anger. After the provider had previously advertised aggressively with the possible debut of Dortmund’s young striker Youssoufa Moukoko, some users suspected BVB sports director Michael Zorc behind the breakdown. Zorc had recently expressed his displeasure with the media hype surrounding the 16-year-old.
When the problems with Hertha’s opening goal were not resolved by Matheus Cunha in the 33rd minute, especially the supporters of the Berliners were annoyed. In time for the flood of goals after the break with the four-pack from Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, DAZN found the mistake. At the end of the day, the audience was able to see the historic moment when Moukoko became the youngest player in Bundesliga history with his substitution.
DAZN was allowed to broadcast BVB’s 5-2 in Berlin, as there was no Friday game due to the international matches this week and the game had instead been scheduled for Saturday evening. The streaming service holds the rights to the Friday and Monday games as well as some Sunday games this season. From the coming season until 2024/25, DAZN will show 106 games per season on Friday and Sunday.