Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has acquired the Nordic media rights to the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Home Tour, a new global darts tournament featuring the world’s best professional players competing against each other live from their own homes. The PDC Home Tour will be shown live every day until mid-May on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service.
With nearly all major sporting events currently postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus, the PDC Home Tour will offer live daily action to NENT Group’s sports subscribers across the Nordic region. Superstars such as reigning World Champion Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright and two-time Grand Slam of Darts king Gerwyn ‘Iceman’ Price will throw down in this innovative tournament, in which each player sets up a camera beside their home dartboard and matches are co-ordinated remotely by an on-screen host.
Each daily session will feature a stand-alone round-robin group of four players, who will compete in six best-of-nine-leg matches. The group winners will then advance to the second phase of the competition. In total, the 32 sessions will produce 96 live hours across 192 matches.
Kim Mikkelsen, NENT Group Head of Sport, said: “During this unprecedented global situation, we are continually looking for fresh ways to entertain our viewers with unique sports experiences. We have created new studio shows and presented classic content in creative formats that have proven very popular. At the same time, we know how strong the appetite for live sport is, so we are delighted to offer nearly 100 hours of world-class darts on Viaplay over the coming month – from the homes of the pros straight to fans’ living rooms.”