Live Darts on the BBC
The BDO World Darts Championship has been broadcast in the UK by BBC Sport every year since its inception, with the 2016 Championship being the last BDO tournament being shown on the BBC.
The BBC instead won the rights to show a new PDC tournament.
The Professional Darts Corporation’s inaugural Champions League of Darts begins on Saturday 24 September 2016 across BBC One and BBC Two.
The two day tournament shown over the weekend sees the best players on the PDC circuit go head to head at the oche.
The Champions League of Darts features the top eight players from the PDC Order of Merit following July’s BetVictor World Matchplay. Among them are 2016 World Champion Gary Anderson, ‘the best player of all time’ Phil Taylor and current world number one, Michael Van Gerwen.
Over the course of the two day tournament the stars will split into two groups of four players kicking off with a round-robin phase. The top two players from each group will then progress to knockout semi-finals and the final, with a £100,000 first prize on offer for the eventual champion.