Ray Walsh

Ray Walsh

December 15, 2017

For people who love professional darts, December is always a time to look forward to. From 14 December 2017, the best players in the world will go head to head in the year’s most important tournament: the William Hill World Darts Championship. It is the 25th time the championship will take place and it promises to be memorable for a number of reasons.

For any darts fan who wants to watch the World Darts Championship online, there are a number of streams available. Sadly, the vast majority of those are on paid subscription services. In addition, those services are geo-restricted, which means they aren’t available everywhere. The good news is that in this article we explain how you could easily watch the Darts World Championship by pretending to be in a different country.

The 2017 William Hill PDC World Darts Championship

The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Darts Championship will take place in London. The best darts players from around the globe will fight it out for the Sid Waddell trophy. The venue for the championship is Alexandra Palace, in the north of the city. Joining the best of the best this year, for his final showdown, is the tungsten throwing genius Phil Taylor.

The Power (as he is affectionately known) has won the world title a whopping 16 times. However, pundits claim that Taylor has a lot to do it he wants to add a 17th title to his name before he retires. The reason? Michael Van Gerwen – the famous Dutchman – is at the top of his game and is the clear favorite with the bookies to win the title.

In fact, Van Gerwen has already gone on the record to tell Taylor that he stands no chance this time around:

“I proved last year that 109 couldn’t beat me and my aim is to go higher than that: You have to set yourself goals to make yourself sharper. I know what it takes to beat me, and it’s getting harder.”

Dutchman Van Gerwen, 28, starts the defense of his crown at “Ally Pally” today, when the championship gets underway. For people who want to watch it online, there are several options. If those streams aren’t available where you live because of geo-restrictions, you’re in luck! With a Virtual Private Network (VPN) anybody, anywhere, can pretend to be in a different country to watch the darts live.

Where to Watch World Darts Championship Online

The PDC World Darts Championship shows on various networks around the world. Those include:

  • Sky – UK
  • RTL7 – Netherlands
  • Sport1/DAZN – Germany
  • Fox Sports – Australia
  • Sky – New Zealand
  • Nova – Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Pragosport – Hungary
  • Viasat – Norway, Denmark, Bulgaria and Baltic States
  • OSN – Middle East and North Africa
  • Kwese – Africa

You can use a VPN to pretend to be in any of those countries and stream the darts live.

The Cheapest and Easiest Way to Watch the World Darts Championship

No matter where you live, you can watch World Darts Championship on PDC TV. In fact, in most places you don’t even need a VPN to watch the darts championship using the “Rest of the World” plan on the PDC TV website. The “Rest of the World” plan costs £9.99.

UK, Ireland and Netherlands residents, on the other hand, can get a monthly subscription for just £4.99.

That means that by connecting to a VPN server in the UK, Ireland, or the Netherlands, you can watch the entire World Darts Championship for half price!  

What’s more, your VPN will not only let you watch the darts at a reduced rate, but you’ll also be able to tune into BBC iPlayer, US TV, and streams from all over the world to watch holiday specials online. A win-win situation if ever I heard of one!

How to Watch 2017 William Hill PDC World Darts Championship from Anywhere!

  1. Select a VPN from our five best VPNs for sports article. For watching the darts, we recommend ExpressVPN because it has everything you need to enjoy the tournament. It will also come in handy for watching US and UK Christmas TV specials!
  2. Check out our article about using a VPN to pretend to be in a different country, here.
  3. Get the cheese and wine ready and settle yourself on the sofa!
  4. Head over to the PDC TV website, subscribe for a month, and enjoy the World Darts Championship live online!

BestVPN.com does not condone copyright infringement. While we are aware that VPNs can be used to spoof your location to another country, and thus overcome geo-restrictions, their primary purpose is to provide you with online security and privacy. First and foremost, this is why we recommend using a VPN.

Title image credit: Screenshot of darts world championship on Sky sports last year

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