Fans in Europe will soon be able to watch the best Poker players in the world duke it out.
Epic Poker League, the new professional poker league that hosted its third Inaugural Season Main Event in Las Vegas last month, announced a partnership today that will bring Epic Poker League programming to millions of fans across Europe. More than 70 hours of Epic Poker coverage will be featured on The Poker Channel. The channel broadcasts to 30 million cable and satellite TV homes and online to a global audience.
"Expanding our television coverage into Europe is a step forward for building a global fan base for Epic Poker," Katherine Kowal, Vice President of League Operations and Programming, Federated Sports + Gaming, said. "Poker Channel Europe, with quality distribution and broad reach, will help us introduce our content to a very important market and audience."
Epic Poker League is an exclusive tournament series created by Federated Sports + Gaming that has more than 200 of the world’s top live tournament players vying for $20,000 in rake-free main events and a $1 million cash prize to the overall champion.
Epic Poker League will begin airing on The Poker Channel on Sunday, January 15. A full TV schedule with previews and programming details can be found at their Web site.
"With the incredible success of Epic Poker League's first three events and high-quality production, they are a great partner for the Poker Channel," Chris White, Gaming Media Group's Director of Business Development, said. "We're proud to bring this unique format featuring the world's best players to millions of Poker Channel viewers."
The Poker Channel broadcasts tournaments, alongside instructional shows, news updates, live events, tournament reports and player interviews. Cable and TV satellite coverage extends to all of Western Europe and most of Eastern Europe.
Epic Poker has also launched a new Facebook game that is available to play now.