ESPN’s live televised darts coverage will be led by Ray Stubbs, presenter of both the BDO World Professional Darts Championships and the Winmau World Masters for several years during his career with the BBC. All ESPN discussion and analysis will come live from the tournaments, capturing the environment and connecting viewers to the unique atmosphere of live darts.
ESPN and BBC Sport will be the two broadcasters to share coverage of the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships. 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. All ESPN discussion and analysis will come live from the Lakeside, capturing the environment and connecting viewers to the unique atmosphere of live darts.
Sanctioned by the BDO, the World Professional Darts Championship forms part of the annual BDO Grand Slam, and features star players including Martin Adams, reigning World Masters and World Professional Darts Championship title holder, Ted Hankey, World Professional Darts Championship winner in 2009 and Dean Winstanley, World Professional Darts Championship runner-up in 2011.
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