The Poker Channel, the European Continent's dedicated poker channel, re-launched their online site, pokerchanneleurope.com on October 13th, 2008 in collaboration with online video site, Brightcove.com. The Poker Channel's Commercial Director Chris White said that they have expanded exponentially over the past 2 years.
They have a total of fifteen million viewers across the continent and with the assistance of the technology from Brightcove can make the pokerchanneleurope.com the foremost poker destination in Europe. Raghav Gupta, Brightcove's Vice President of Partner Development was also hopeful about the collaboration and that the Poker Channel has become an important poker avenue for fans, beginners and advance players alike. He said that they are also happy that the Poker Channel has picked the Brightcove online video platform to further improve on this success.
Pokerchanneleurope.com will show video clips that shows important tournament coverage, poker news, player interviews, tips for improving the overall play of a players and one-of-a kind promotions from participating online poker sites. The channel will also be featuring video and articles from poker events like the WSOP together with educational poker videos, poker strategy articles and interviews from poker stars like Daniel Negreanu. Future additions to the site include featuring poker content in local languages, extending poker tournament coverage and poker promotions to local enthusiasts.
The Poker Channel began in England in 2005 and immediately had a vital effect on the European Poker Circuit. Originally shown on the British Sky Broadcasting Network, The Poker Channel left the station in 2006 because of certain restrictions on how much poker program could be shown. The Poker Channel returned at the beginning of 2007 on European satellite television with the main focus on the European poker community and has enjoyed unprecedented success.
The Poker Channel has shown a lot of important poker tournaments and made for television poker events, like the British Poker Open and the European Poker Masters. In 2008, the Poker Channel has been able to show some high-class worldwide poker events onto its line-up like the Irish Poker Open, the World Heads-Up Championships from Barcelona, Spain, and the Million Dollar Cash Game which showed Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen and others.