Los Angeles, CA (December 21, 2017) – WPT® Distribution today announced a new distribution deal with A Bola TV. The deal will see A Bola TV broadcast Season XIII of the WPT® and Season III of WPT Alpha8™ to 1.5 million households in Portugal, plus households in Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde in Africa.
Additionally, A Bola TV will air Season 1 of Poker Night in America, for which WPT Distribution has signed on as a worldwide distributor.
The announcement comes on the heels of the conclusion of WPT Alpha8 Season I and Season II airing on A Bola TV, and the WPTDeepStacks™ tour completing its first trip to Portugal in August. Season III of WPT Alpha8 is currently running on A Bola TV, with Season XIII of the World Poker Tour scheduled to begin airing in January 2018. Season 1 of Poker Night in America is scheduled to begin airing in March 2018.
“We are very happy to have World Poker Tour and Alpha8 in our broadcast grid,” said Edite Dias, Director of Content for A Bola TV. “We are an exclusive sports channel in Portugal and we always try to differentiate the content we air. This is a great opportunity to showcase a high-quality, entertaining product, and we are proud to expand our agreement with WPT Distribution.”
“WPT Distribution is delighted to continue its global partnership with A Bola TV in Portugal and Africa as we continue to aggressively expand our content offering to new viewers worldwide,” said Johnny McMahon, VP of WPT Distribution. “In addition to new and exciting World Poker Tour broadcasts, WPT Distribution is pleased to offer Poker Night in America to eager international viewers, such as those loyal to the A Bola TV network.”
Broadcasts are slated for 1 a.m. local time on Saturdays, but viewers are advised to check their local listings for full information.
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