Sky To Televise World Seniors Championship
Sky Sports will screen seven one-hour highlights programmes from the new World Seniors Championship over the Christmas period.
This follows the recent announcement that Sky will televise the World Snooker Shoot-Out in January.
The World Seniors Championship is one of several new events added to the calendar this year, with World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn leading a new era for the sport.
The tournament runs from November 5 to 7 at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford, with legends such as Steve Davis, Dennis Taylor, Cliff Thorburn, Joe Johnson, John Parrott and Jimmy White aiming to provide a celebration of snooker for fans.
Hearn said: "We're delighted to have brought Sky back into the fold as they haven't screened a World Snooker event since 2004. This announcement about the World Seniors follows hot on the heels of their decision to televise the Shoot-Out and shows that we've been able to rekindle Sky's enthusiasm for snooker.
"The Seniors event should be fantastic viewing for fans of all ages so it's great news that Sky will be bringing it to a wider audience."
This is a start I suppose, but a very small one. Not everybody has Sky Sports, and we are being shown one-hour higlights on a delay of over a month.... Not looking good that they'll televise it in 3-D.
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