Darts certainly is becoming one of the most popular sports watched around the world. Its fans are passionate and there has been growth in TV viewers and ticket sales over the past few years. Widely popular in Europe, darts is slowly starting to gain fans from right around the world, and even in Australia.
For the past couple of years the World Series of Darts as come to Australia with sold out venues. Fans are getting into the spirit of darts and there are many creative costumes on display. Australians are now getting into darts, especially with the help of the Australian top 10 dart player Simon “The Wizard” Whitlock.
The rising popularity of darts right around the world ensured that Sky Sports extended their contact to broadcast the events live for another 7 years. Fans are delighted that they will be able to continue to watch the best darts has to offer, include the most prestigious tournament, the William Hill World Darts Championship.
This new contact means that fans will have 60 days’ worth of entertaining darts each and every year. This will include events like Unibet Premier League, World Matchplay and Betway World Cup of Darts that bring out the best darts players in the world.
For the first time, fans will have access to dedicated darts programs throughout the year. This will include The Darts Show – a 12 episode program beginning early next year.
Barney Francis, Sky Sports managing director says that he is proud to be broadcasting darts for a quarter of a century now. He looks forward to the next 7 years and seeing what is in store for fans and players.
With such a dedicated fan base behind them, it is easy to believe that the world of darts will continue to grow over the next decade. The sport is expected to grow in all countries around the world, not just in the European ones. Australian fans will be waiting patiently until the darts come down under again so they can go see the players live in action!