ESPN Renew Winmau World Masters Rights

September 6, 2012

ESPN have won the rights to show live coverage of the BDO Winmau World Masters for a second consecutive year.

The tournament will take place between October 10 and 14 in Hull City Hall, with ESPN broadcasting exclusively live coverage of key sessions from October 12 to 14.

The Winmau World Masters is the oldest established major in World Darts, having been played since 1974, and is one of the most prestigious titles in the game.

Jeroen Oerlemans, vice-president, TV Channels, ESPN EMEA, said: “We’re very pleased to bring viewers the Winmau World Masters again in 2012. Our first year broadcasting the competition was a great success and we’re looking forward to being part of the wonderful atmosphere and excitement.”

The Winmau World Masters 2012 will join an extensive portfolio of top class sport on ESPN. The tournament will sit alongside live televised coverage of the Barclays Premier League, FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, UEFA Europa League, European league football, international football, plus the best in North American sports, motorsports and much more.