“We are pleased to announce that Front Runner (the UK’s only free to air sports channel) has today confirmed a further broadcasting deal with the England Darts Organisation to broadcast live at the England Open to be played from the 15th to 18th June 2017.
We are delighted to have agreed this deal with Front Runner and to get live television exposure for the England Open and we hope the players and supporters of EDO darts will also be thrilled with this fabulous news.
This will be our third event that Front Runner will broadcast, the first was the Pokerstars Isle of Man Festival of Darts and the second was the 38th annual British International Championships.
Front Runner broadcasts on a number of platforms and is available on SKY ch468, Freesat ch250, Freeview ch91 and Talk Talk/BT ch91.”
Chris: Great news that more England Darts tournaments will be on Freeview. I enjoyed the coverage from the first two tournaments shown (Isle of Man and Bradford). – John Gwynne as commentator is an excellent addition to the coverage too. The only concern with the previous broadcasts is that coverage has had to switch to You Tube, meaning Front Runner viewers have missed the end of the matches! Hopefully this can be rectified for the next tournament in June.