The Poker Channel, one of the original poker content TV stations in the UK, is set to launch in Europe. Scandinavia, Germany and France will be airing The Poker Channel's programming from March 1st.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France and Germany, considered by many to be expanding poker markets, will get dedicated poker programming this March as The Poker Channel heads into Europe. The Channel will be available throughout Scandinavia, on channel 95, on the regions' largest digital satellite network Canal Digital. In France the channel will appear on Noos Numericable (channels 48 and 95 respectively) and ADSL platform Free (channel 65). In Germany the channel will be carried on Cable Deutschland and KBW. European poker fans who do not have access to any of these networks, will still be able to receive the channel with a satellite dish pointed towards 1° West and an appropriate set top box (tuned to 11.229 GHZ Horizontal).
Crispin Nieboer, Founder CEO said: "The channel has been a huge success in the UK, attracting up to 1m viewers a month, from just 8m homes, since its launch in March 2005. We are delighted to be broadening our reach across the whole of Europe, having agreed deals with the leading networks in such fast growing poker territories. The appetite for high-quality poker programming continues to grow across Europe, and with our schedule of top-class tournament and high stakes cash game coverage, plus documentary, educational and classic game coverage, we are proud to offer poker fans the first pan-European poker channel".
European poker viewers can expect a plethora on televised poker delights, including:
European Poker Masters - Watch the big guns fight it out for a combined prize pool of over €1,000,000. With Ivey, Hansen and 'Jesus' Ferguson all in attendance.
Million Dollar Cash Game - High stakes poker attracted the big stars to London. Including Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, Howard Lederer, Erik Seidel, Jennifer Harman, John Juanda, Mike Matusow, Erik Lindgren, Chris Ferguson, Mark Goodwin and Tony G.
Classic Tournaments - From the Aussie Millions in 2005 and 2006, The British Poker Open and watch on in awe at Stu Ungar's famous World Series of Poker victory from 1997.
Do It Like…: Get up close to the biggest names in Poker and find out what their peers and opponents think off them. Frank interviews where the stars have their say on who's great in the world of poker. Do it like…get's under the skin of poker and includes the likes of Tony G, Gus Hansen and Devilfish.
The Poker Channel launched as the world's first TV channel dedicated to poker on Sky in March 2005. The Poker Channel's broadband service remains a popular way to view the channel today via PokerChannelBroadband.com