ESPN3 to broadcast World Cup of Pool in US

US sports broadcaster ESPN is to broadcast coverage of the 2014 World Cup of Pool to audiences in the country.

ESPN will broadcast the entire tournament via its ESPN3 online streaming platform. ESPN struck the deal with event promoter Matchroom Sport.

UK pay-television operator BSkyB will broadcast coverage of the event in the UK and Ireland, while state broadcaster CCTV owns the rights to the tournament in China.

Elsewhere, pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports will broadcast coverage to fans in Australia, while pay-television broadcaster OSN will show coverage in the Middle East. A host of other nations will also have access to 31 one-hour highlights packages.

Digital sports media company Perform will also carry the event live in its entirety across its various platforms.

The event will take place in the English city of Portsmouth from September 23-28.