In previous years, the Paul Hunter classic has not been a ranking event, but this year (2016) the event was added as a ranking European event for the first time with a prize pot of £125,000.
Fans across social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter have voiced their disappointment over the past couple of days with the decision not to televise the tournament on the main Eurosport channels.
Last year, Eurosport televised the event on the 2 main channels when it wasn’t a ranking event. This year the only access is through the Eurosport player, which requires a subscription fee to watch live.
This is a major blow for the Paul Hunter classic, as it has gained more and more popularity over the past number of years, which can be mostly attributed to live coverage.
With Eurosport now the main broadcaster of live snooker across Europe, they still show the majority of live professional events on their 2 channels.
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