Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2019) – The World Poker Tour® today announced a new distribution deal with BT Sport. The deal will see BT Sport broadcast Season XV of the WPT® on BT Sport channels BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 3, in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The WPT show will reach millions of households across the BT Sport network.
The announcement comes on the heels of the recent WPT partnership agreement with FansUnite, who will be featured during WPT Season XV broadcasts on BT Sport.
The deal with BT Sport was spearheaded by Rich Sarris, Manager of Content Distribution in the United Kingdom for WPT.
“The World Poker Tour is thrilled to be partnering with one of the largest sports television networks in the UK in BT Sport,” said Sarris. “As the World Poker Tour continues to expand on a global scale, BT Sport will play a significant role in putting the World Poker Tour in front of a new audience.”
Highlights from Season XV on the World Poker Tour include Ben Zamani’s run to claim the Season XV Hublot WPT Player of the Year of the year award, Sam Panzica’s incredible two WPT wins at the WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble and WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star, and former WPT commentator Mike Sexton’s first career WPT victory at the partypoker.net WPT Montreal event.
“WPT looks forward to its partnership with BT Sport and a new audience being able to experience one of the most exciting seasons in the history of the World Poker Tour,” said Johnny McMahon, VP of WPT Studios.
Viewers are advised to check their TV listings for full information for when the World Poker Tour airs on a BT Sport channel near them.
For more information regarding the World Poker Tour, head to WPT.com.
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