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Rakuten TV launches new DAZN soccer channel

The free streaming channel, called DAZN Women's Football, will include some live matches.

The free streaming channel, called DAZN Women's Football, will include some live matches.

Rakuten TV has launched a free, ad-supported streaming channel dedicated to women’s soccer.

The channel, powered by sports-centric streaming service DAZN, will offer live games from the UEFA Women’s Champions League and Liga F, as well as behind-the-scenes content from various women’s soccer matches throughout the world.

DAZN Women’s Football will launch on the Rakuten TV streaming platform in a number of European countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Iceland and Croatia. Streamers will be able to watch the channel on any device that supports the Rakuten TV app.

This week, Rakuten TV also began offering streamers in Europe access to FIFA’s free, ad-supported channel called FIFA Plus. Additionally, Rakuten TV distributes other general entertainment, news and movie channels, including Motorvision TV, Tastemade, the Guardian TV, Euronews, Bloomberg Originals, E-Sports Television, Filmstream and Qello Concerts.

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