Poker Central Renews Key Partnerships

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Poker Central has renewed partnerships with both 888Poker and the NBC Sports Group, announcing the deals in two separate press releases in the past week. Poker Central, having struggled to establish itself as a true 24/7 poker television network, has successfully revamped itself as an online digital video subscription service for poker. It surprised the… Read more »

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More New Programming Emanates from PokerGO

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When it was an actual cable channel that was searching for outlets, the one huge criticism of Poker Central was that they had no original programming. Other than “made for television” tournaments that they had produced, they had exactly zip in the line of programming for the network itself. That’s all changed now that they’re… Read more »

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Nick Schulman Takes First Poker Masters Event at ARIA

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Poker professional Nick Schulman earned the second biggest cash of his career on Thursday night, winning the inaugural event of the 2017 Poker Masters at ARIA in Las Vegas. With the ground unbroken on a series like this, many of the viewers on the rail, on the streaming feed from PokerGO and even the competitors… Read more »

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World Poker Tour to Stream Tournaments over PokerGO

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In an effort to keep up with the ever-changing times, the World Poker Tour has made the decision to live stream all its Main Tour championship events over PokerGO, the subscription streaming service from the former Poker Central. “The World Poker Tour delivers the thrilling and action-packed poker programming our audience loves,” said Joe Kakaty,… Read more »

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Poker Central to Resurrect “Poker After Dark”

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Poker Central has announced that it will be bringing back one of the most popular poker television shows, “Poker After Dark.” It will be broadcast live only on Poker Central’s PokerGO subscription service beginning Monday, August 7th. “PokerGO’s vast content library will now include the return of one of the most beloved poker shows in… Read more »

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Broadcast Schedule Announced for WSOP Championship Event

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It doesn’t seem like six weeks has gone that quickly, but the poker world is on the precipice of arguably its greatest event. The World Series of Poker’s $10,000 World Championship Event – also known as the “Main Event” – will begin on Saturday. For the first time in the history of poker’s premiere tournament,… Read more »

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ESPN Releases WSOP Broadcast Schedule

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A week from today marks the beginning of ESPN’s fall coverage of the 2016 World Series of Poker; within the past week, the “Worldwide Leader” released the complete schedule for the weekly broadcasts. Oh, how times have changed. Whereas a decade ago, we might have seen a number of preliminary events in addition to the… Read more »

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Phil Hellmuth to Be First Topic of Poker Central’s Pokerography

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While it has caught some flak for not being the true “television network” that was probably initially planned, Poker Central has steamed along with its near 24/7 reruns of tournament and “made for television” poker for over two weeks now. On Sunday, one of the first programs made especially for Poker Central will hit the… Read more »

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Poker Central Debut Less Than Exciting Over Streaming Networks Rather Than Actual Television

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After hyping their product as “the world’s only round-the-clock poker TELEVISION network” (emphasis by author), yesterday’s debut of Poker Central was rather disappointing as it became painfully apparent that the new “channel” is nothing more than a streaming outlet, falling far short of the requirement for a TELEVISION station or network. Visitors to the Poker… Read more »

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Poker Central Announces Programming Lineup

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After much hype, Poker Central, the world’s only round-the-clock poker television network, will make its debut on Thursday, October 1st. On Tuesday, it announced its inaugural programming lineup. Many of the shows, at least initially, will be pre-existing series that originally aired either in the U.S. or overseas, but Poker Central is developing original programming,… Read more »

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Poker Central Building Programming For 24 Hour Poker Television

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With just over 38 days until it broadcasts its first programming, the new 24/7 poker television network Poker Central is ramping up its drive for suitable shows to put on the air. Just this last week, two new programs were announced as a part of the inaugural schedule for the network when it hits the… Read more »

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Is GSN Looking to Revive “High Stakes Poker”?

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Ever since “Black Friday,” the number of poker programs on television has dwindled. Although stalwarts like the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour and even the Heartland Poker Tour have been able to make it through the fray, the number of “made for television” poker productions has become almost nil. There is some… Read more »

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“Underground Poker” Driven By Esfandiari and Laak, Shows Promise

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As a part of a three-hour block of entertainment, cable television’s Discovery Channel premiered a night of television called “All In All Night.” While the other two programs were adequate, the premiere of “Underground Poker,” featuring poker professionals Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak, showed the best promise of the three. The premise behind “Underground Poker”… Read more »

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“Poker Night in America” to Air on CBS Sports Network

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The poker world is hurting for decent poker-related television programming outside of the World Series of Poker, which is really only seasonal, and the World Poker Tour. “High Stakes Poker” and “Poker After Dark,” probably the two most popular poker TV shows in recent memory, are long gone. Enter “Poker Night in America,” which will… Read more »

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“Poker Night in America” To Debut in 2014

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The list of seminal poker programming on American television is quite extensive. “High Stakes Poker” brought the thrills of professional poker’s greatest names battling it out in a cash game; “Celebrity Poker Showdown” saw luminaries from television, film and music battle it out for charity; the “PokerStars Big Game” put the “Average Joe” up against… Read more »

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