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Rigour Media’s 10-year deal for digital rights in China to World Snooker events marks the media group’s first significant move into streaming live sport.

Stronger ratings, new events and the offer of exclusivity helped World Snooker agree a contract extension with Eurosport last month at a significantly increased fee.

World Snooker has broadened its association with social media platform Facebook by announcing that a number of its major events will this season be streamed free to fans in India via Facebook Live

World Snooker has completed a three-year deal for its rights in Australia with the international pay-television broadcaster Eurosport

International sports broadcaster Eurosport and UK free-to-air DTT channel Quest have expanded their partnership with World Snooker by agreeing a deal to show the 2019 Snooker Shoot Out tournament.

DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has acquired rights in Canada to a host of major tournaments operated by the World Snooker sanctioning body.