Top 10 Stories of 2014: #8, Televised Coverage of WSOP on TSN
In the twilight of another year, we wanted to feature the articles that our readers have read the most over 2014. These top 10 articles are the stories that received the most views by you, pointing to them as the most popular content on PokerNews Canada. So, to look back on a great 2014, here are the top 10 stories as chosen by our readers:
For the biggest events of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) — the Main Event and Big One for One Drop — ESPN shoots hours and hours of coverage to be edited down to a top-notch television product to be aired between July and November. It's poker on television worthy of the world's attention. And finding details about where to watch those episodes on ESPN is easy with a quick search.
However, Canadians don't have access to ESPN, and the shows are licensed to TSN for broadcasting. Finding a schedule of when the episodes would be aired on TSN was incredibly difficult, and it was only with direct contact with an employee of the broadcaster that we managed to produce a list of when the WSOP coverage could be watched.
Even as we published the list of when the Big One for One Drop coverage was scheduled to run, TSN was still unsure where they would slot in the Main Event episodes, as they planned to fit them in around other programming where ever open slots were found. Poker is clearly on the bottom of the totem pole for this particular broadcaster. Unfortunately, Canadians depend on TSN as the only source in the country for televised coverage of WSOP.
The article with the schedule of the episodes received a lot of readers, likely because it was very difficult to find any information about the broadcast anywhere else online. You can read the entire article here.
Check back in tomorrow to see which article makes #7 on our list of most popular articles in 2014.
Also, in case you missed it, here is the countdown thus far, starting with #10: