May 16, 2017
Los Angeles, CA (May 16, 2017) – World Poker Tour® today announced further international distribution of its industry-leading high-stakes poker content. WPT® Distribution, the World Poker Tour’s distribution arm, has partnered with global sports provider ELEVEN SPORTS Network in a deal that will see WPT and Alpha8™ content broadcast in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Season XIII of the World Poker Tour and Season I of WPT Alpha8 will broadcast on ELEVEN SPORTS’ linear and over-the-top channels in the neighboring European countries, starting in June.
“We’re delighted to add World Poker Tour and Alpha8 content to the Belgian sports package of ELEVEN SPORTS,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “We are always looking for great opportunities to increase our local package with different kinds of sports, and the addition of poker content from WPT Distribution allows us to offer more unique and entertaining programming to our audience.”
“WPT Distribution is proud to partner with ELEVEN SPORTS Network to bring premier World Poker Tour content to the network’s robust offering available to audiences in Belgium and Luxembourg,” said Johnny McMahon, VP of WPT Studios. “Pairing WPT, the premier name in televised gaming and entertainment, with a world-class sports and lifestyle entertainment provider such as ELEVEN SPORTS Network, creates the perfect win-win partnership that WPT Distribution is interested in as it continues to aggressively expand its international content distribution.”
The distribution deal with ELEVEN SPORTS Network returns televised WPT content, along with televised Alpha8 content, to the country of Belgium, where the World Poker Tour has held live events dating back to 2013. Oftentimes, multiple events have been held each year in the country, and the WPT looks forward to future live events in Belgium in the years ahead.
Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS Networks is available in 70 million homes worldwide. Programming includes professional soccer, basketball, football, tennis, auto racing, and now poker. In addition to Belgium and Luxembourg, ELEVEN SPORTS Networks broadcasts in Poland, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.
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