Snooker

IMG Arena, the sports betting arm of the IMG agency, has retained the betting streaming rights to one of its leading properties by signing a long-term renewal to its agreement with World Snooker Tour

Plans have been announced for snooker’s Championship League to return from June 1-11 at Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, with the event to be covered live in the UK by commercial broadcaster ITV.

The World Snooker Championship has been rescheduled to run from July 31 to August 16 after discussions with stakeholders, including broadcast rights-holders the BBC and Eurosport

This year’s Betfred World Championship was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but snooker fans can still tune in to see a virtual version of the sport’s biggest tournament.

World Snooker has announced that it will extend its event coverage partnership with social media platform Facebook to cover Pakistan

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.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has extended its deal with IMG through a new four-year contract which is set to see the agency continue to produce live coverage of the three major UK snooker tournaments until 2021.

Social media platform Facebook has agreed a deal to stream the World Snooker Championship across the Americas and the Indian sub-continent for the second consecutive year.

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.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has extended a rights deal with World Snooker to cover the sanctioning body’s three major tournaments.

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Network has acquired rights in Belgium to a number of major darts and snooker events.

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has enhanced its partnership with World Snooker by agreeing a deal to televise the upcoming Shanghai Masters event.

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.