The world’s best poker TV show has joined the world’s best online digital media outlet, as PokerGO plans to stream Season XVI of the World Poker Tour on their subscription site.
PokerGO continues to rewrite poker digital media’s genetic code after announcing Livestream coverage of Season XVI World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event Final Tables.
The WPT has acted as poker’s gateway drug for the past 16-years. With televised action beamed into the living rooms of over 150 countries and territories. It is the best TV show on the planet, and it’s now available on the best online digital media outlet on the planet.
Poker Central has come a long way since its decision to drop their 24-hour Poker TV Channel philosophy, and instead, provide the poker community with content that they love in a format that they love.
The Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) gave the Poker Central team a flavour of what was possible if they could create original, live content, for the fans, and they haven’t looked back since.
Poker After Dark is currently stirring the hornet’s nest. The Poker Masters is on the horizon, and now we have the WPT, in addition to the annual soiree to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
WPT Main Events have been available for live stream in the past, with a select number of events pencilled in for televised broadcast as part of their long term partnership with FOX Sports.
The new deal means PokerGO subscribers will get to see the WPT Main Event final tables long before they hit TV screens. Old seasons of WPT TV episodes will remain archived on the ClubWPT platform for VIP members. Past seasons of streamed events will continue to be archived where broadcast. The new deal is for North America WPT events only.
I think the obvious way forward is to become the hub of all live poker content on the Internet. Forging partnerships with the major online poker rooms, and the Global Poker Index (GPI), could accomplish this feat.
The PokerStars Championships, partypoker LIVE, 888Live, the Unibet Open, and Season 2 of the Global Poker League (GPL), would undoubtedly increase PokerGO’s subscriptions, which currently stands at a reasonable $10 per month or $99 for the year.
The real test is PokerGO’s ability to break beyond the confines of the poker bubble, entering the mainstream sport and gaming markets.
The first taste of WPT action arrives August 31 when the PokerGO cameras set their gaze onto the final table of the WPT Legends of Poker Final Table, at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in California, where the WPT will award someone with their billionth payout dollar.
You can find the full schedule of WPT events on PokerGO, right here.