TV: Barry Hearn documentary to air on BBC Two

April 27, 2012

The life and career of sports promoter Barry Hearn, one of the most colourful and powerful characters in the business, is to be the subject of a new BBC Two documentary.

Barry Hearn: The People’s Promoter presents an insight into the self-made millionaire who worked his way up from humble beginnings to manage some of the biggest stars in sport, as well as elevate pastimes such as darts and snooker into unlikely sporting success stories.

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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 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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DARTS: ITV4 to televise PDC European Championship

June 24, 2011

ITV is to step back into televised PDC darts by screening the European Championship.

Tony Wrighton will host the network’s coverage, along with commentators Stuart Pyke, Alan Warriner-Little and Chris Mason. All of ITV4’s coverage will be broadcast in high definition.

The £200,000 tournament will be played from July 28-31 at the Maritim Hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany, as 32 players compete for the £50,000 title.

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