DAZN adds North American rights to UK Open darts coverage

Streaming platform DAZN has acquired exclusive rights in North America to this year’s edition of the UK Open darts event.

The deal has been signed ahead of the start of the tournament later today (Friday) at the Butlin’s Minehead Resort. The event runs until Sunday.

The coverage will complement DAZN’s existing UK Open broadcasts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan and Canada.

Professional Darts Corporation chairman Barry Hearn said: “Our sport’s global reach is now greater than ever and this deal to extend DAZN’s support of PDC events into the USA is another hugely positive step for darts in those nations.”

The UK Open will feature 159 players, including last year’s winner Gary Anderson and world champion Michael van Gerwen.