DAZN is a sports streaming platform, although, in case you didn’t know, it also broadcasts via satellite. However, it doesn’t do it for free. Or at least, that is what is most common for the company. But the truth is that there are different times when you can watch one or more channels on the platform. for free, although this has an explanation. Something that is happening right now with the new sports channel DAZN 1.
As can happen on other occasions, when a new channel begins broadcasting, it may happen that it is broadcast open-air. Although it won’t be forever. Since the beginning of this week, the new DAZN sports channel is in test mode through the orbital position of 19.2º East of the Astra satellitesso there is the main, and only, reason why it can be seen openly without having to pay for a subscription to the platform.
In addition, the particular channel that is currently open on the Astra satellite does not belong to the offer that Movistar Plus+ sells in Spain.
DAZN is testing a new channel
It is not the most common thing in the world, but when trying new channels, this situation can also occur. Basically, the signal of the platform’s new sports channel is in testing mode, so we are not facing the final broadcasts of this new DAZN alternative. In addition, it must be taken into account that the station’s signal is available to all users, since it broadcasts openly, that is, there is no need to pay. But why? The main reason is that is unencrypted.
The new channel, known under the name DAZN 1, is truthfully testing the transponder to manage Canal+ France. For this reason, it is being found open in all those users of the Astra satellite.
In Spain, for example, it must be clear that the different linear channels of this streaming platform are broadcast by Astra, but they are encoded since they are part of the Movistar Plus+ offer. However, on this occasion, the free-to-air broadcast has occurred because it is managed, as we said, by Canal+ France. Although, this DAZN 1 free broadcast will not last forever. And all because the channel in question is in a test transmission, since it is a pay channel that still it is not encodedalthough it is expected to do so soon.
It has been proven that this channel broadcasts in high definition (HDTV) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with audio in French and sound in Dolby Digital format. However, it is a good opportunity to take a look at the content and quality offered by this particular channel. The technical parameters for this channel they are: Astra 1N satellite (19.2º East). The frequency is 12.324-V MHz (DVB-S2, 8PSK, MPEG-4, SR29700, FEC 2/3). As we said, although it is open this week, it will not take long to encode this pay channel, since it is currently in a test broadcast.