LIVE coverage of next week’s Haikou World Open will be screened on ITV4, it has been announced.
Extensive coverage of the ranking event, which kicks off on Monday (February 25), will be broadcast from 6.10am to 3pm each day during the week-long event in China.
It will be the first time in 20 years ITV are broadcasting a snooker ranking event – the last time in 1993 when it screened the 1993 British Open.
Providing the commentary throughout the week will be snooker broadcaster and writer Clive Everton along with former professional Neal Foulds and ITV’s Peter Drury.
Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: “We are delighted to bring to our viewers comprehensive coverage of such a key event in the snooker calendar, which adds another dimension to ITV4’s sports portfolio.”
Coverage will also be provided on British Eurosport.