The Betfred World Snooker Championship has been rescheduled from its original April and May slot due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fans across the globe will be able to view the World Championship as Matchroom Live will broadcast a snooker stream everywhere without alternative coverage.
The Matchroom Live platform was launched in May, giving fans across the planet the chance to watch live content from the portfolio of Matchroom sports – including snooker, darts, boxing, pool, and many more.
There is also a wealth of classic archive content featuring great moments from the past 40 years.
Now, one of the most prestigious events in sport will receive extensive live broadcast every day with a special online snooker stream.
The action will start with the qualifying rounds that runs from July 21st to 28th, with 128 players all chasing the 16 coveted spots for the final stages at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
From veteran Jimmy White to 14-year-old Iulian Boiko, the field is packed with a range of legends and young talent.
All eight days of action from the qualifying rounds will be freely available for all fans where broadcast is not available.
The final stages at the famous Crucible subsequently run from July 31st to August 16th.
Judd Trump won the title for the first time in sensational style last year, making a record seven century breaks as he beat John Higgins in the final.
He will be defending the trophy against the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, and many more of the sport’s top stars.
This will be available on Matchroom Live’s new subscription service, which fans can sign up for courtesy of a monthly fee.
For the opportunity to tune into a specific snooker stream, there is also the option to watch a single day of action.
WST Chairman Barry Hearn said: “Matchroom Live is a fantastic innovation for sports fans internationally as it makes top class live events available to everyone in all corners of the globe.”
“We have created a price structure which is fair and affordable for sports enthusiasts based on the percentage of the content available to access in each country.
“Around the world, people love live sport. But there are territories where they are starved of the big events because of a lack of television coverage.
“Matchroom Live gives them that opportunity to see the elite events and the star names. It is all about spreading the joy which live sport can bring.
“The popularity of snooker, darts, boxing and our other sports has grown so much in recent years and we want to reach out further to more and more people, and make the action available.
“And it’s not just live content because Matchroom Live contains a remarkable wealth of archive footage, going back to the 1980s, featuring names from Steve Davis and Ronnie O’Sullivan, to Chris Eubank and Anthony Joshua, to Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen, and many more.
“I could spend weeks on there just watching the classic moments! Anyone who loves sport must register for Matchroom Live today, it is the perfect new platform for those who share our passion.”
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