World Snooker

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.

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.

World Snooker has signed a rights partnership with Rigour Media in a move designed to aid the sport’s digital growth in China.

This year’s World Snooker Championship will be made available throughout the Americas and the Indian sub-continent via social media platform Facebook.

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.

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired rights for the Snooker Shoot-Out event.

World Snooker has agreed an expanded five-year rights deal with UK commercial broadcaster ITV, according to Barry Hearn, chairman of the sport’s world governing body.