CBS Introduced As The New Tv Dwelling For World Collection of Poker In 2021
CBS Sports activities has been introduced as the brand new tv companion for the World Collection of Poker, with the multi-year settlement reached between the community and PokerGO starting with this 12 months’s 2021 WSOP.
CBS will change ESPN because the official tv broadcasting companion for the collection, bringing an finish to a 19 consecutive years of the WSOP principal occasion being proven on ESPN. CBS is ready to broadcast 15 hours of WSOP principal occasion protection and 36 extra hours from 18 totally different gold bracelet occasions this 12 months. WSOP protection can be anticipated to be obtainable on ViacomCBS’s Paramount+ streaming platform.
“CBS Sports activities has lengthy been a pioneer in protecting a broad vary of championship sports activities,” stated WSOP Govt Director Ty Stewart. “We couldn’t be extra excited to see elevated tv protection of the WSOP within the coming years and profit from their rising media platforms.”
CBS Sports activities was truly the primary TV community to broadcast WSOP principal occasion, with its ‘CBS Sports activities Spectacular’ program providing protection in the course of the Nineteen Seventies. CBS has additionally labored with PokerGo lately, broadcasting a few of their unique occasions such because the Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl, the Poker Masters, and choose bracelet occasions from the 2019 WSOP.
“Following our previous success with PokerGO, we’re excited to broaden our relationship with the highest-profile and richest occasion in aggressive match poker that includes one of the best gamers on this planet,” stated CBS Sports activities Govt Vice President of Programming. “This deal matches completely in our technique to mix best-in-class occasions with our CBS Sports activities model.”
Extra details about the published schedule is predicted after the WSOP’s full schedule is introduced. The press launch didn’t embody any details about how this transfer to CBS would possibly influence the commentary group for the WSOP transferring ahead.