The Canadian Poker Tour (CPT) is moving into the realm of television with its very own online television network. HeadsUp Entertainment said that CanadianPokerPlayer.tv will collaborate with the CPT to provide a complete video resource for poker players based in Canada.
HeadsUp Entertainment president Kelly B. Kellner said that poker enthusiasts and fans alike will receive a means to pursue their passion in the game and they could not be more happier with this development. Set to start broadcasting in the 4th quarter of 2009, the network will feature TV coverage of major Canadian poker tournaments from across the country.
Aside from that, the network will provide a behind the scenes look at life on the Canadian poker circuit in documentary-style segments. Kellner stated on September 17th, 2009 that launching the video site was an important step in HeadsUp Entertainment's plan to expand its presence to international gaming markets and improving on an existing collaboration with the World Poker Showdown.
In the coming months, the Canadian Poker Tour will also be launching a brand new web interface with a social community feature for its players. The biggest poker event on the CPT-the Canadian Open Championship-continues to solidify its reputation with a number of poker pros attending the tournament.
This year, Canadian poker player Benjamin LaBlond outwitted poker pros like Phil Hellmuth to win the heads-up event for a 1st place cash prize of $100,000. In 2008, former World Series of Poker world champion Huck Seed won the event.