BBC renews World Snooker rights deal

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has extended a domestic rights deal for the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

The two-year deal, which will cover the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, will also include the UK Championship and the Masters.

The BBC struck the agreement with World Snooker, the promoter of the events.

The BBC attracted more than 15m viewers for its coverage of the 2015 world championship. This year’s championship, which was won by Mark Selby, concluded yesterday (Monday).

The coverage is produced by the IMG agency.