Oct 13, 2021
Los Angeles, CA (October 13, 2021) – The World Poker Tour® announced today that WPT® content is now available to millions of Samsung Smart TV owners in nine key European markets via Samsung TV Plus.
Already available to Samsung TV Plus viewers in the United States and Canada, poker fans in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland can now tune in to the World Poker Tour for free on their Samsung Smart TV.
“World Poker Tour content has always brought roller-coaster levels of excitement from world-class poker tournaments to TV screens around the world,” said Johnny McMahon, Vice President of WPT Studios. “We know we have passionate fans in Europe, who are the biggest winners here.”
Launched in 2015, Samsung TV Plus is a free streaming service available on Samsung Smart TVs released from 2017 onwards, and the Samsung TV Plus app, which is available on select Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and France.
As the WPT heads toward its 20th anniversary in 2022, poker fans will be able to watch Seasons 8-17 along with archived livestreams and specials. These seasons include WPT Main Tour stops from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Barcelona, and Paris, as well as the high-roller Alpha8 programming, which features some of the largest buy-in poker tournaments in the world.
“Our mission is to continually increase the number of ways in which poker enthusiasts can watch the World Poker Tour,” said Loc Sondheim, Executive Director of Ad Sales and Distribution for WPT. “We have found a partner in Samsung that is able to help us do just that.”
For more information regarding the World Poker Tour, visit WPT.com.
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