WST, Matchroom and ITV have agreed on a two-year deal for five Snooker Events

Following the agreement between ITV, Matchroom Multi Sports and World Snooker (WST), ITV will continue to televise five major Snooker events on the World Snooker Tour for at least two years.

These events are Champion of Champions, World Grand Prix, Players Championship and British Open.

WST website quoted the WST Steve Dawson the chairman of WST as saying:

“This new agreement with ITV is fantastic news for the sport, the players and most important the British fans, who will be able to watch these huge events on a free-to-air channel until at least the end of 2024. Each tournament has its own identity and they have all become outstanding events on our global calendar.

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with ITV who have been a great partner for many years. Their viewing figures for snooker are consistently excellent, and that is due to the exceptional quality of their coverage as well as the perpetual popularity of our sport as a viewing experience. We look forward to working with the ITV team for another two years and beyond.”

On the other hand Emily Frazer, Managing Director of Matchroom Multi-Sport, said: “The Champion of Champions has a burgeoning reputation as one of the most prestigious events on the calendar and we’re delighted to have the continued support of ITV which keeps this event on free-to-air TV in the UK. We’re excited to see where we push the tournament year on year as we continue to see a huge appetite from the fans to see the 16 champions from the last 12 months battle it out to be the ultimate Champion of Champions.”

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