Sports streamer DAZN Group has hired Sandeep Tiku as Chief Technology Officer.

Tiku joins from Entain, a FTSE 100 global gaming and entertainment company, where he was most recently chief operating officer, overseeing the technology and operations that support a portfolio of brands in over 30 markets.

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Sandeep Tiku joins DAZN

Tiku will lead DAZN’s global technology and product teams to drive the next phase of development for its core sports streaming media platform as it integrates new experiences to become an interactive sports entertainment ecosystem and expands into new markets.

His appointment follows the launch of DAZN X, the company’s innovation lab.

CEO of DAZN Group Shay Segev said: “Having worked alongside Sandeep for many years at Entain, I know that he is an exceptional and visionary technologist and the right person to lead DAZN’s technology teams. He will be invaluable as we expand our offering with even more ways to entertain and engage sports fans and forge ahead with transforming the global sports market.”

Tiku said: “To join a company like DAZN that has boundless ambitions and puts the customer at the heart of everything it does, is fantastic. With their vision and my tech experience, the potential is phenomenal. I look forward to working with Shay and the global technology teams to grow DAZN’s platform as a true destination for sports fans across the world.”