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How to watch the 2024 World Snooker Championship live

Fans around the world will be keen to watch live coverage as the 2024 World Snooker Championship commences on Saturday in Sheffield.

World number one Ronnie O’Sullivan and defending champion Luca Brecel are among the star names in the draw this year.

Judd Trump, Mark Allen, Mark Selby, and John Higgins are other formidable names who will be challenging at the Crucible Theatre.

There have already been ten days of qualifying, with the likes of Jack Lisowski, Hossein Vafaei, and 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham emerging from the preliminary competition.

When is the 2024 World Snooker Championship?

The action at the venue stages gets under way on Saturday, April 20th and runs for 17 gruelling days before the Crucible king is crowned on Monday, May 6th.

There are three sessions of play during 12 of those 17 days, with the morning sessions starting at 10am UTC.

The afternoon sessions begin at 2:30pm UTC while the evening sessions start at 7pm UTC.

The only exceptions to this schedule are both Thursdays (April 25th and May 2nd), the second Monday (April 29th), and the two days of the final (May 5th and 6th), when there’ll be no morning sessions and the afternoon session cues off at 1pm UTC instead.

Fortunately, there are options to watch the 2024 World Snooker Championship live from wherever you are in the world.

How can I watch the 2024 World Snooker Championship live?

UK and Ireland

The BBC has been the host broadcaster for the World Championship for almost five decades.

Fans across the UK and Ireland will be able to enjoy coverage on BBC’s main TV channels and also the Red Button.

Those residing in the UK will additionally have the option to watch on the BBC iPlayer and website.

The BBC has published its full viewing options and schedule times, which you can view by clicking here.


Eurosport has been the self-proclaimed “home of snooker” for 20 years.

Once again, there will be blanket coverage of the World Championship on its TV channels for viewers across Europe – including the UK and Ireland.

A subscription on its streaming service discovery+ will provide another option to watch the World Snooker Championship live in this territory.


CCTV5 is the main broadcaster in China, with fans in the huge country hoping to see a first-ever Chinese world champion.

Ding Junhui, Zhang Anda, Si Jiahui, Lyu Haotian, and Pang Junxu are all in the mix at the last-32 stage.

A streaming option is also available in China via, while Now TV is providing coverage for Hong Kong viewers.

Fans in Malaysia and Brunei can watch the snooker live on Astro SuperSport, Thailand supporters can tune into True Vision, while Sportcast is an option in Taiwan.

The main broadcaster in the Philippines is Premier Sports Network, with Pakistan showing matches on Fastsports.

Everywhere Else

All other countries and territories don’t have a broadcast or streaming partner with the World Snooker Tour.

For fans in these areas, you can watch the 2024 World Snooker Championship live via a Matchroom.Live subscription.

2024 World Snooker Championship Draw

Round 1 (bo19)

Luca Brecel (1) 9-10 David Gilbert
Robert Milkins (16) 10-9 Pang Junxu
Ali Carter (9) 7-10 Stephen Maguire
Shaun Murphy (8) 10-5 Lyu Haotian

Mark Selby (5) 6-10 Joe O’Connor
Kyren Wilson (12) 10-1 Dominic Dale
John Higgins (13) 10-6 Jamie Jones
Mark Allen (4) 10-6 Robbie Williams

Judd Trump (3) 10-5 Hossein Vafaei
Tom Ford (14) 10-6 Ricky Walden
Zhang Anda (11) 4-10 Jak Jones
Mark Williams (6) 9-10 Si Jiahui

Ding Junhui (7) 9-10 Jack Lisowski
Gary Wilson (10) 5-10 Stuart Bingham
Barry Hawkins (15) 8-10 Ryan Day
Ronnie O’Sullivan (2) 10-1 Jackson Page

Round 2 (bo25)

David Gilbert 13-4 Robert Milkins (16)
Stephen Maguire 13-9 Shaun Murphy (8)

Joe O’Connor 6-13 Kyren Wilson (12)
John Higgins (13) 13-12 Mark Allen (4)

Judd Trump (3) 13-7 Tom Ford (14)
Jak Jones 13-9 Si Jiahui

Jack Lisowski 11-13 Stuart Bingham
Ryan Day 7-13 Ronnie O’Sullivan (2)

Quarter-Finals (bo25)

David Gilbert 13-8 Stephen Maguire
Kyren Wilson (12) 13-8 John Higgins (13)

Judd Trump (3) 9-13 Jak Jones
Stuart Bingham 13-10 Ronnie O’Sullivan (2)

Semi-Finals (bo33)

David Gilbert 11-17 Kyren Wilson (12)
Jak Jones 17-12 Stuart Bingham

Final (bo35)

Kyren Wilson (12) 18-14 Jak Jones

Click here for the latest live scores and session times.

Featured photo credit: WST

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