Dan Dawson, the darts commentator, has recently spoke 'The Weekly Dartscast'. He mentions how it is to work for Sky Sports, his hopes for future work and his current venture into the podcast scene.
Dawson commentated on the World Cup of Darts for Sky Sports earlier in the year and in this podcast he reflects on the experience.
“It was great, it was a great tournament as well the world cup and getting to commentate aside Wayne in particular who I’ve done a bit of work with prior to that. It was great, I’ve been working in darts for a number of years now and even before I was working in it, the pinnacle was always to work for Sky.”
“To get the chance to do it was a privilege. I’m going to be doing work for the Slams and hopefully the World Championships so I’m enjoying the opportunities and trying to make the most of it.”
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Dawson has recently been involved in hosting 'Love The Darts' podcast with Sky Sports, Dan Dawson mentions where he feels darts is going and how important it is to get to know the players involved within the sport.
“Darts is still a very niche sport and no matter how great the work is that you’re doing is you’re still talking to a pretty limited audience. We are never going to be a Joe Rogan here but there is important stories to tell.”
“There is very little room in the TV production to see the personal sides or the characters because there is an awful lot of darts to cram in there. If you go and watch eight hours of darts in a double session, then the majority of it will be people throwing at the board there is very little time in between. If you compare that to the football where you have an hour and a half game, there might be three hours of build up and two hours of dissection. There’s lots of stuff you can do with that, its not like that in darts its just bang, bang, bang with all the action. We need that space to tell those stories and to bring those characters to life so people can understand them and know a bit about them, empathise with them and root for them.”