Friday the 13th, 2012 : The Poker Channel, will air Epic Poker in exclusive TV broadcast deal from January 15th
Amid rumours that it is about to be acquired by the Pinnacle group, the Epic Poker League has nevertheless forged ahead with an agreement that will see it achieve more than 70 hours of tournament broadcast coverage on The Poker Channel throughout Europe, which broadcasts to over 30 million cable and satellite TV homes and online to a global audience.
The recently formed and US-based professional poker league hosted its third inaugural season main event last month in Las Vegas, and feels that the partnership with Poker Channel will deliver its action to millions of established and aspiring poker fans throughout Europe.
The League will make its official television debut on The Poker Channel on Sunday, January 15, 2012. A full TV schedule with previews and programming details is available on the Poker Channel website and can also be found on the Channel's Facebook page.
"Expanding our television coverage into Europe is a step forward for building a global fan base for Epic Poker," said Katherine Kowal, vice president of League Operations and Programming at owners Federated Sports + Gaming.
"Poker Channel Europe, with quality distribution and broad reach, will help us introduce our content to a very important market and audience."
Chris White, Gaming Media Group's director of business development, said that the success of the League's first three events, and the quality of production, makes the company a good partner for Poker Channel and compelling viewing.
The Poker Channel broadcasts top global poker tournaments along with instructional shows, news updates, live events, tournament reports and player interviews.
Cable and satellite TV coverage extends across Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.