DARTS: BDO Lakeside World Professional Championships 2013 – Live on BBC TV & ESPN

December 28, 2012

BBC Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 2013 BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships from January 5-13.

Dutchman Christian Kist and Russia’s Anastasia Dobromyslova return to the famous Lakeside Country Club in Surrey to defend their titles against the best players from the BDO circuit.

For the second year running, both the BBC and ESPN will share live coverage of the nine-day tournament, culminating with the men’s final exclusively live on BBC Two on January 13.

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DARTS: BBC and ESPN to continue shared BDO World Championship coverage

November 7, 2012

BBC Sport and ESPN have reached an agreement with the British Darts Organisation (BDO) to share coverage of the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.

In a similar arrangement to 2012, the BBC will broadcast live coverage of the afternoon sessions on weekends, including exclusive coverage of the final, while ESPN will screen all the evening sessions and the second semi-final exclusively live.

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DARTS: Game on for women’s TV darts campaign

January 27, 2012

When it emerged that the women’s matches at the recent BDO World Professional Darts Championships were not going to be televised live anywhere in the UK, Julie Lambie and Luci Cunningham were outraged at the decision made by the TV companies to refuse to show it.

They decided to do something about it, and following a determined campaign they both managed to play a significant part in bringing the women’s final to our screens in January.

Sport On The Box spoke to Julie about the campaign’s success and her plans to increase the profile of the ladies game.

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