Canadian poker players have reason to rejoice, as popular brands Canadian Poker Tour and Canadian Poker Player Magazine are about to return to the Internet.
Two top multimedia entertainment companies have partnered up to bring back Canada’s beloved Canadian Poker Player Magazine: HeadsUp Entertainment International and BroadRamp Canada have announced today their intention to relaunch www.CanadianPokerTour.tv and www.CanadianPokerPlayer.com.
HeadsUp Entertainment develops, produces and distributes television shows related to poker and other entertainment themes and is best known by their Canadian Championship Poker series. HeadsUp Entertainment also expanded beyond television by including the popular Canadian Poker Player Magazine into their pursuits. HeadsUp has now partnered with BroadRamp to take these brands into the brave new world of the Internet.
BroadRamp Canada is a provider of Managed Content Delivery Services(TM) for high-quality video and multimedia broadcast over the Internet. According to their press release, BroadRamp’s MCDS “contains delivery technology that results in instant-on, high-definition, secure, low-cost transmission of virtually any content to a browser-enabled device. The result is rich multimedia and a superior user experience.” A match made in heaven for HeadsUp TV-based content, especially the Canadian Poker Tour.
Kelly Kellner, HeadsUp Entertainment CEO, explained what their new online projects will consist of:
At HeadsUp Entertainment we are delivering a full package of both off-line and on-line media services to the over 3 million Canadian Poker enthusiasts that exceeds anything else available in the market. The delivery of TV quality video on-line is enhanced by also integrating a social network platform, news feeds, and the CPT ranking system.
It is our goal to provide branded entertainment experiences worldwide and with BroadRamp MCDS(TM) we are opening up our highest quality poker media to a global village of on-line poker enthusiasts.
With BroadRamp we have developed a fully interactive media platform that will be the hub of information and content that our members have been asking for. We are also launching the Canadian Poker Tour Members Card. The CPT Members Card includes a subscription to the “Canadian Poker Player” and is delivered in hard copy to your door and on-line via BroadRamp’s Me-Zine technology: Canadian Poker Player Magazine On-Line.
Marc Kronewitt, President and GM of BroadRamp Canada, expanded of the benefits of the Canadian Poker Tour Members Card:
CPT Card Members will have access to their own Members Area that includes on-line profiles, social networking features, custom news feeds, integrated tournament registration, messaging and their rankings. CPT Card Members will be able to access any hand in the on-line video library instantly as BroadRamp MCDS has no buffering or downloads to slow the user down. This is a TV quality video entertainment experience over broadband Internet, with the added benefits of interactive and on-demand features.
Heads Up Entertainment is publically traded on the NASDAQ pink sheets as HDUP.