What They Say About Us
"Sky Sports has sourced thousands of hours of live and support programming from Matchroom Sport over a 15 year period. Barry Hearn and his team is a valued partner for Sky, delivering content our subscribers enjoy and our sponsors value. They are a pleasure to work with."
Barney Francis, Managing Director, SKY SPORTS
"Matchroom Sport and Eddie Hearn convinced me to come over and play in their new event, the Premier League a few years back, and when it became hit worldwide I wasn't surprised! They have invented a great format, and with the ‘Durrrr Challenge’ they have upped their street cred to the max! Winning the industry innovation award was a natural for them, so well done Eddie!"
Phil Hellmuth Jr, winner of a record 11 World Series of Poker Championships.
"Ladbrokes have worked with Matchroom on sport sponsorships for over twenty years. From boxing, to poker through to darts, with many other sports along the way. Not only is Matchroom a highly professional organisation, the team are also huge fun to work with.
They make good TV but they also help us to maximise the profile of the event and this is where their creativity scores. The high octane approach comes from the top and ensures the fun and excitement that makes Matchroom a very good partner for sports programming and sponsorships."
John O’Reilly, Director LADBROKES PLC
"Perform's partnership with Matchroom Sport has gone from strength to strength. It started in 2005, when we launched www.planetdarts.tv , a joint venture to monetise the official website of the PDC; and within 5 years has grown to a multi-million pound partnership that delivers 1,000s of live darts, pool, boxing and snooker matches to subscribers and bookmakers all across the world.
What makes Matchroom different to other promoters is their understanding of the changing media landscape and the importance of embracing digital platforms such as mobile and internet to maximise the value and reach of their rights portfolio. Additionally, their entrepreneurial spirit shines through the entire organisation. When we have set them challenges, they have always delivered.
Last year we challenged Matchroom to launch the first major sports event created specifically for the internet, ‘Championship League Snooker’ - fast forward one month and a mad plan was reality, as we live streamed an entirely new format, including the world’s leading players to snooker fans globally."
Oliver Slipper, Joint CEO PERFORM GROUP
"Premier Media Group has been a well-satisfied customer of Matchroom's content for well over a decade. Barry and his team continue to provide exciting content for our FOX SPORTS channels. Matchroom provide an extensive catalogue, are in touch with their broadcasters' needs and always deliver. They are a pleasure to deal with."
Tony Sinclair, Director - Content Acquisition & Strategy, PREMIER MEDIA GROUP
"Playing in Matchroom Sport events is like playing in heaven. As a multiple Masters and Mosconi Cup winner I can surely say that I haven't played in a better organized event on earth. If you as a player or spectator are looking for drama and excitement, Matchroom is the way to go."
Ralf Souquet, multiple pool World Champion
"Matchroom has been the sole provider of top-quality international billiards and darts programs for Solar Sports since 2004. This partnership was further strengthened with the staging and coverage of the Third World Cup of Pool Championship last 2009 in Manila. This year Manila again hosts the World Cup of Pool, and we in Solar Sports look forward to a more fruitful and mutually beneficial partnership with Matchroom."
Chum Cornejo, Head, Sports Operations & Acquisition SOLAR SPORTS
"Matchroom Sport, hands down, put on the best spectacle tenpin bowling has worldwide. From the multiple angles, to the entire set, bowling in the Weber Cup with its unique setting is the one place all bowlers aspire to be. It is the most highly anticipated team event in bowling and Matchroom has continually kept the venue new and fresh and exciting for us to perform on. It truly is the biggest stage in bowling. I have been fortunate enough to bowl in over 130 TV shows worldwide and nothing compares to the show that Matchroom produce. It is simply the best."
Tim Mack, six-times winning Weber Cup captain
"It has been a pleasure to be a major sponsor of the PDC since 2008 and in particular the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts. The culmination of record-breaking live crowds and millions more watching the event on TV over its 15 week run and it delivers a very powerful message on behalf of our product driving brand awareness."
Shane Starkey, UK Commercial Director WHYTE & MACKAY
"The PDC have transformed the sport of darts in a short space of time and I am proud to be a part of it. Playing in huge arenas on a weekly basis in the Premier League and being watched by millions of TV viewers in the World Championship are achievements most other sports would envy but they are the norm in the PDC. Professional dart players have never had a better time of it with millions of pounds of prize-money. Long may it reign!"
Phil Taylor, 14 times World Darts Champion