The launch of Poker Central’s live digital and VOD network follows the recent rights acquisition of the World Series of Poker and television distribution deals with NBC Sports Network and ESPN, which complete its shift from a linear network to an OTT service.
Programming will include events such as the Super High Roller Bowl and the World Series of Poker (WSOP), both kicking off this summer as well as on-demand original programming throughout the year. The service is available via a $99 annual subscription or a $10 monthly pass, and can be accessed through www.PokerGO.com.
Poker Go is available in more than 150 countries on Android and iOS, and will be available on additional platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire in time for Poker Go’s first live tournament, the Super High Roller Bowl, on May 28. Free access will be available for the first day of the tournament on PokerGo, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Live.
All Poker Go live events will be produced by their exclusive production partner, Poker Productions.
“Poker has continually evolved over the years as a thrilling, competitive live sport with millions of fans across the world yearning to watch more and more of the action,” said Mori Eskandani, founder, Poker Productions.
“Poker Go’s planned combination of unprecedented live event coverage and premium original programming will make it the ideal service to entertain the poker world with every aspect of the game.”
“Poker Go will offer the best live and on-demand poker tournaments and content for the fiercely passionate poker fan and casual enthusiast alike – whenever and wherever they want them,” said JR McCabe, chief digital officer of Poker Central.
“By pairing PokerGO with our existing network television partnerships, we will offer unique and original programming to the largest potential global audience.”