ESPN and BBC partner for World Darts coverage
November 8, 2012
ESPN has reached agreement with BBC Sport and the BDO (British Darts Organisation) for the two broadcasters to share coverage of the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.
The BBC will screen exclusively live coverage of the afternoon sessions of the tournament over the opening weekend of January 5th and 6th 2013. There will be extended BBC afternoon highlights from Monday, January 7th to Friday, January 11th, plus late-night highlights on BBC Two and extra action on BBC Sport online. Additionally, the first semi-final will be broadcast live on the BBC on Saturday, January 12th, plus exclusive live coverage of the final on Sunday, January 13th.
ESPN will broadcast both evening sessions of the opening weekend of January 5th and 6th, plus every weekday evening session from January 7th to 11th exclusively live. Its coverage will also include the second semi-final exclusively live on Saturday, January 12th and highlights of the final, on Sunday, January 13th. Additionally, ESPN will bring fans live coverage of the women’s final on Saturday, January 12th, plus selected coverage of earlier rounds.