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IPT Announces Live European Broadcasts
Jun 1, 2006, 8:43 AM

The International Pool Tour has announced its newly-minted deal with Eurosport and British Eurosport, which will show live, prime-time coverage of every round of all major IPT events in 2006.

The Pan-European network will also air a number of produced IPT highlights programs, including the recent “King of the Hill 8-Ball Shootout.” Plans call for approximately two hours nightly of live coverage.

The announcement was made by IPT Founder Kevin Trudeau at a major press conference held May 31 at the Hard Rock Café in London. Eurosport, the first pan-European sports channel created in 1989, is now available in 19 different languages, reaches over 107 million homes and over 240 million viewers across 54 countries. British Eurosport, which will also provide live coverage of the IPT, is the most widely available sports channel in the U.K., reaching over 10 million homes.

The first live IPT event to be aired on Eurosport will be the North American 8-Ball Open Championship held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas from July 22-July 30. Players will be competing for $2 million, the largest prize money in the sport’s history.

For the complete IPT schedule, including tournament formats and prize money payouts, visit www.internationalpooltour.com.