KEIGHLEY natives Chris Melling and Arfan Dad, along with Bradford-born Karl Boyes, are set to bring their potting skills to a wider audience.

That is because the trio play regular eight-ball events under the Ultimate Pool banner, and the organisation have just agreed a major new broadcasting partnership with TNT Sports (formally BT Sport).

The deal which will see a new home for Ultimate Pool’s Monday night shows in 2024.

The giant sports broadcaster will take live coverage of the Ultimate Pool Champions League, Pairs Cup and Mixed Pairs Cup, with the first show going live on Monday, January 8, 2024.

This deal for Ultimate Pool serves as an indication of the growing appetite for the game, with regular 8-ball pool now being broadcast on one of the most prestigious platform in the industry.

Ultimate Pool Manging Director, Jordan Chavoush, said: “We are delighted to secure this partnership with TNT Sports.

“This will help us to continue on our upward trajectory of exposure and to grow our brand by bringing the best 8-ball pool and biggest names in the game to our loyal and expanding fanbase.”

The deal will see TNT Sports take over from ViaPlay as the UK broadcaster for all Monday night Ultimate Pool shows, kicking off with the Ultimate Pool Champions League in January.

Ultimate Pool’s Monday night shows will continue to be broadcast to 66 countries worldwide.