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PDC World Darts Championship on TV

Live Darts TV broadcast rights in the UK

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2017 World Darts Championship on TV


It's Christmas time, which means one thing - the Darts! The PDC World Darts Championship starts on 15th December, with the anticipated final being played on 2nd January 2018.

You can't get PDC World Darts Championship live coverage on any other channel in the UK - it is exclusively live on Sky Sports - if you don't have a subscription to Sky Sports but want uninterrupted access, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass from just £5.94 (Exclusive 15% discount) one-off fee with no contract. Don't miss the biggest World Darts League event!

Live Darts coverage on UK Television is predominantly available on Sky Sports, with live TV rights to many of the major Darts tournaments including the biggest of all, the PDC World Darts Championships, weekly live Premier League Darts, the Grand Slam of Darts, the UK Open and World Matchplay. All of these Darts broadcasts will run exclusively on Sky Sports until at least 2018.

The BBC continues with it's broadcast rights to show live coverage of the BDO World Darts Championship, this year was the first year it will share the coverage with ESPN. However, BBC will retain exclusivity unless BT Sport acuqires the rights to ESPN's darts coverage following their collapse. ESPN also show live coverage of the BDO World Masters. Finally, British Eurosport have the broadcast rights to show the Dubai Masters.

Summary of Darts TV Rights in the U.K.

Darts on Sky Sports

Live Darts on Sky Sports: TV Rights

  • Live and exclusive coverage of the PDC World Darts Championship (broadcast every year in December to January)
  • Live and exclusive coverage of Premier League Darts throughout the year.
  • Grand Slam of Darts (broadcast every year in November)
  • UK Open 2013 (broadcast every year in June)
  • World Matchplay (broadcast every year in July)
  • World Grand Prix (broadcast every year in October)
  • All Sky Sports' Darts TV coverage run to at least 2018.
Darts on BBC

Live Darts on the BBC: TV Rights

  • Live coverage of all BDO World Darts Championship matches (broadcast every year in Jaunary)
Darts on ITV

Live Darts on ITV: TV Rights

  • Live coverage of the Players Championship Finals on ITV4 (broadcast every year in November)
Darts on ESPN

Live Darts on ESPN: TV Rights

  • BDO World Darts Championship
  • BDO World Masters (broadcast every year between September and December)
Darts on British Eurosport

Live Darts on British Eurosport: TV Rights

  • Dubai Masters



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