1/14/10 – The Poker Channel, Europe’s largest gaming TV network, has announced that it has scheduled over 20 hours of live poker over 3 days this week, more than any other European broadcaster.
The coverage starts with The World Cup of Poker Grand Final coverage, which will air live in the UK on Wednesday night, 13th January. This will be followed on the night of Thursday 14th January by a live broadcast of the final table of the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure High Roller competition. The Poker Channel screened the final of the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure main event on January 11th.
The Poker Channel broadcasts will reach over 18 million TV homes in 25 European countries.
Live TV coverage on Wednesday 13th January will feature the World Cup of Poker (‘WCP’) Grand Final between the USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, Finland, Norway, Croatia, Taiwan and Chile.
The Thursday 14th January broadcast will feature the final table of the $25 000 buy-in High Roller event with some of the biggest names in world poker in action.
Chris White, md of The Poker Channel said, “We’re delighted to bring live poker back to the Poker Channel with some of the most prestigious events in the international poker calendar. We were the first channel to show a full live poker event on TV – the British Poker Open – back in 2005. We know our European viewers want more live TV coverage so we’re working with world-class production teams and sponsors to offer this on a regular basis.”