DARTS: Sky Sports signs new five-year deal with PDC

March 7, 2013

Sky Sports will take its long-standing partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) into its 25th year thanks to a new five-year broadcast deal.

The agreement offers Sky Sports viewers over 50 days of live and exclusive darts throughout the year including the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship each Christmas until 2018.

As part of the deal, Sky Sports viewers will also continue to enjoy live coverage of the McCoy’s Premier League, World Grand Prix, Grand Slam of Darts, World Cup of Darts and the World Matchplay, which celebrates its 20th staging this summer.

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DARTS: Betfair World Cup of Darts 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

January 29, 2013

Take your place as the arrows fly once again at the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle in Hamburg for the 2013 PDC World Cup of Darts.

The top two throwers from 24 nations will step up to the oche to battle in straight knockout competition and Sky Sports will show all three days of the £150,000 event exclusively live.

England’s pairing of Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis lifted the title in 2012 after defeating Australian duo Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson in a breathtaking final.

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CHRISTMAS WATCH: Saturday 22nd December

December 22, 2012

Sport On The Box’s Christmas Watch series returns for the festive period of 2012 as we guide you through all the must-see live sporting events each day, plus highlighting the best review shows and documentaries as this sensational sporting year draws to a close.

It’s a busy day of football as the final round of fixtures before Christmas take place across the country. There will be the usual thrills and spills from the Premier League, including two televised matches on Saturday, plus live action from the npower Championship, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A.

Elsewhere, the glorious setting of London’s Olympia has been the scene of the 40th staging of the annual International Horse Show, with a fine array of Christmas jumpers from across the glove set to excite the vast crowds for the feature FEI World Cup show jumping qualifier, live on BBC One.

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DARTS: PDC Ladbrokes World Championship 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

December 9, 2012

Darts’ biggest and richest prize is up for grabs as the 2013 PDC World Championship gets underway this Friday night, live and exclusive on Sky Sports over the festive period.

The £1 million tournament will be held for the sixth successive year at London’s Alexandra Palace from December 14 to January 1, where the world’s finest players strive to get their hands on the ultimate prize, which has been in the possession of Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis for the past two years.

Sky Sports has live coverage of every throw from every match of the 20th staging of the PDC World Championship, as a total of 72 elite throwers from across the globe will compete over 15 days to lift the new Sid Waddell trophy, renamed in loving memory of the celebrated and hugely popular Sky Sports commentator who sadly passed away earlier this year.

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DARTS: PDC Players Championship 2012 – Live on ITV4

November 26, 2012

A busy couple of months for darts fans begins with the Cash Converters Players Championship at the Skyline Pavillion in Minehead.

With the PDC World Championship on the horizon, the £250,000 tournament is the last chance for the top names on the circuit to lay down their marker ahead of the sport’s showpiece event starting in mid-December.

All three days of the 2012 Players Championship Finals will be screened live and for free on ITV4 and ITV4 HD.

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DARTS: William Hill Grand Slam of Darts 2012 – Live on Sky Sports

November 5, 2012

Thirty-two of the world’s greatest players descend on the Wolverhampton Civic Hall for the 2012 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts, live on Sky Sports.

Held over nine days, the competition was the first in the UK to see players from the sport’s rival organisations, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and the British Darts Organisation (BDO).

Since the inaugural tournament in 2007, this unique event has established itself as one of the toughest and most competitive tournaments on the world darts circuit, and is only open to the very best.

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DARTS: ESPN to broadcast 2012 World Masters

September 5, 2012

ESPN will broadcast live coverage of the BDO Winmau World Masters for a second consecutive year.

The tournament will take place between October 10-14 at Hull’s City Hall, with ESPN broadcasting exclusively live coverage of key sessions over the final three days.

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DARTS: Sid Waddell – 1940-2012

August 12, 2012

Sid Waddell, the man known to millions as ‘the voice of darts’, has passed away at the age of 72.

He had been battling bowel cancer since last September and the news of his death was confirmed on Sunday morning (August 12).

A statement from his manager Dick Allix read: “With great sadness, we announce that following a long illness, broadcaster and author Sid Waddell died peacefully with all his family around him late last night, Saturday August 11th, 2012.”

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DARTS: ESPN to screen 2012 European Championship

August 8, 2012

ESPN will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the European Darts Championship as the top players in Europe compete in Germany this September.

Viewers will be able to watch live action from each day of the tournament as ESPN and the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) team up for the first time to broadcast a major darts event.

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DARTS: PDC Ladbrokes World Championship 2012 – Live on Sky Sports

December 14, 2011

Adrian Lewis will start the defence of his PDC Ladbrokes World Championship title on the opening night of the 19th staging of darts’ biggest and richest showpiece.

Every dart thrown over 15 days during the festive period at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace will be shown live and exclusively on Sky Sports, as 72 of the best players from across the globe fight for their share of the lucrative £1 million prize fund, the largest of its kind anywhere in the sport.

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DARTS: William Hill Grand Slam of Darts 2011 – Live on Sky Sports

November 6, 2011

The world’s greatest players from both sides of the darting divide collide in Wolverhampton for nine days of breathtaking drama and nail biting tension – in the fifth edition of the Grand Slam of Darts – live on Sky Sports.

Elite competitors from the British Darts Organisation (BDO) and the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), including three-time Grand Slam winner Phil Taylor, reigning champion Scott Waites and current PDC World Champion Adrian Lewis, will go head-to-head for the title.

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DARTS: PDC Players Championship returns to ITV4

September 13, 2011

Darts’ Players Championship Finals is to be broadcast live on ITV4, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has announced.

The free-to-air digital channel will follow up their successful screening of the PartyPoker.net European Championship in July by broadcasting the £250,000 event at the Doncaster Dome from December 8-11.

“We are delighted that ITV4 have chosen to extend their coverage of our events at the Players Championship Finals,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

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