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28/11/2017

Sky Sports To Launch New Darts Channel

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Sky Sports is to launch a dedicated darts channel and new programming.

From 14 December to 03 January, Sky Sports Arena will become Sky Sports Darts HD, showcasing 21 days of non-stop darts programming, including every lunchtime and evening session exclusively live from Alexandra Palace.

This year’s tournament will also mark another momentous moment in the game, as 16-time world champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor plays in his final PDC World Championship. Having dominated the tournament for so long, he will be looking to bow out in style.

To mark the occasion, Sky Sports Darts will screen an hour-long, exclusive documentary, 'Phil Taylor the Greatest'.

Sky Sports Presenter Dave Clark said: "I can't wait for the worlds to get started. I think this year’s tournament will be the biggest and best yet. 'The Power' will want to go out on a high but he'll have the next class of world champions snapping at his heels. It's going to make for addictive viewing."

New programming will also include an exclusive interview with Mensur Sulijovic, the current World number 7, who fled the war in Serbia with his family before learning to play darts in Belgium.
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