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Snooker on TV

Live Snooker TV broadcast rights in the UK

Snooker on TV

The BBC still holds the TV rights for the major Snooker tournaments in the UK. The World Snooker Championships, UK Championships and The Masters are all available throughout the Snooker calendar, with every round shown in HD.

British Eurosport also continue to share live coverage of Snooker - as well as showing the major tournaments that the BBC cover, Eurosport also have the rights to broadcast 19 World Snooker tournaments each year, and also the World Open Snooker - these rights all expire in 2016.

ITV has rights to show just one Snooker tournament, the World Open which is shown on ITV4 - this deal expired in 2013. Sky Sports have also recently won rights to broadcast the World Snooker Shoot-out which is a 10-minute per frame match featuring the Top 64 players in the world.

Summary of Snooker TV Rights in the U.K.

Snooker on BBC

Live Snooker on BBC: TV Rights

  • Live coverage of the World Championships (broadcast in April each year) - broadcast rights expire in 2016.
  • Live coverage of the UK Championships (broadcast in December each year) - broadcast rights expire in 2016.
  • The Masters Snooker (broadcast in January each year)
  • The Welsh Open (available on BBC Wales and BBC Red Button) - broadcast in February each year) - broadcast rights expire in 2017.
Snooker on British Eurosport

Live Snooker on British Eurosport: TV Rights

  • Live World Championship Snooker on TV
  • Live UK Championships on TV
  • Live Masters Snooker
  • Live Welsh Open
  • World Snooker - 19 tournaments exclusively live on British Eurosport
  • The World Open (broadcast in March each year)
Snooker on ITV

Live Snooker on ITV: TV Rights

  • The World Open (deal expired in 2013)
Snooker on Sky Sports

Live Snooker on Sky Sports: TV Rights

  • Exclusive live coverage of the World Snooker Shoot-Out (broadcast in January each year)

 

 

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