The long-awaited debut of Poker Central, the world’s only 24/7 Poker TV network, will take place on October 1, and in anticipation of the launch the network has announced their inaugural program lineup, which includes its first world premiere, the Super High Roller Bowl Cash Game, on December 2, 2015.
"Poker Central is about to super serve the tens of millions of passionate and sophisticated poker fans in the United States and around the world," said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central. "With thousands of hours of new, fresh content, Poker Central aims to entertain as well as it informs. Television and Internet have made poker play global and universal, giving rise to a new set of stars outside of Hollywood and traditional sports. We are excited that launch day has arrived and so has mainstream poker."
Among the programming featured on the network are previously-aired episodes of Premier League Poker, World Poker Tour Alpha 8, High Stakes Poker, Heads-Up Grand Slam, Poker After Dark, Face The Ace, Doubles Poker Championship, 100 Greatest Poker Moments, The Big Game, and Women’s World Open.
Poker Central, which has partnered with high-profile poker pros such as Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari and Daniel Negreanu, previously announced two original shows — Pokerography and Inside Poker — both of which will have world television premieres in early 2016.
With thousands of hours of new, fresh content, Poker Central aims to entertain as well as it informs.
To help bolster its content offer, Poker Central intends to utilize social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and to commemorate its launch will introduce a contest called Poker Face where viewers and fans can upload their poker face for a chance to win a once in a lifetime experience. The three aforementioned poker pros are slated to serve as judges (with one judge per month for three months), and whoever they choose will be flown to the Aria Casino and Resort in Las Vegas to meet one on one and receive a private poker lesson.
Regarding the Super High Roller Bowl Cash Game, that show will feature pros such as Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Bright, Johnny Chan, and Jean-Robert Bellande each put up $250,000 to try to win millions.
Poker Central’s primetime programming includes:
|Premiere||Time||Broadcast Day||Show||Production Company|
|Thursday, October 1||8 p.m. ET||Mondays-Fridays, Saturday||Premier League Poker||Matchroom Sport|
|Thursday, October 1||9 p.m. ET||Mondays||Heads-Up Grand Slam||Matchroom Sport|
|Thursday, October 1||11 p.m. ET||Everyday||Poker After Dark||Poker PROductions|
|Friday, October 2||9 p.m. & 10 p.m. ET||Fridays||Doubles Poker Championship||Poker PROductions|
|Saturday, October 3||8 p.m. ET||Saturdays||Face The Ace||Poker PROductions|
|Sunday, October 4||8 p.m. ET||Sundays||100 Greatest Poker Moments||Matchroom Sport|
|Sunday, October 4||9 p.m. ET||Sundays||High Stakes Poker||Poker PROductions|
|Sunday, October 4||10 p.m. ET||Sundays||The Big Game VI||Matchroom Sport|
|Tuesday, October 6||9 p.m. & 10 p.m. ET||Tuesdays||Women’s World Open I||Matchroom Sport|
|Wednesday, October 7||9 p.m. & 10 p.m. ET||Wednesdays||The Big Game VII||Matchroom Sport|
|Thursday, October 8||9 p.m. & 10 p.m. ET||Thursdays||WPT Alpha 8||WPT Enterprises|
|December 2||9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET||Wednesdays||Super High Roller Cash Game||Poker PROductions|
In the coming days, PokerNews will be bringing you interviews with both Inside Poker's Matt Savage and Poker Central's Head of Programming Dan Russell. Be sure to check back for all the latest and greatest concerning poker's first 24/7 television channel!