LAS VEGAS (May 26, 2015) – Poker Central®, the world’s only 24/7 Poker™ TV network, announced today that industry veterans, Sid Eshleman and Dan Russell have joined the company and its senior leadership team.
Sid Eshleman is the new Chief Distribution Officer where he will oversee all domestic and international distribution across traditional and emerging platforms. Previously Eshleman held numerous, high level roles in marketing and distribution sales with Discovery Communications, AMC Networks and most recently a 13 year run as SVP, Sales and Marketing at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta.
Dan Russell is the Company’s new Senior Vice President, Programming where he will oversee the development of Poker Central’s schedule, program acquisitions, on-air promotion and the production and development of all original programming. Russell, a 26-year veteran of Discovery Communications, specialized in launching and developing the programming slates for new and rebranded channels including Velocity, a network that also targets the upscale male audience where he served as Vice President of Programming. Russell also served on the team at Travel Channel that brought serialized poker programming to television audiences with ratings darling World Poker Tour.
“Poker Central has joined forces with two of the most experienced and talented executives in the media industry. Poker Central is attracting industry heavy weights because of the robust business opportunity and the potential of this network,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central. “Sid and Dan are already in high gear, getting the channel ready for our October 1st debut here in the United States and in multiple regions around the world.”
About Poker Central®
Poker Central is the world’s only 24/7 Poker TV network. Poker Central’s non-stop coverage of everything poker captivates viewers with thrilling victories, heartbreaking defeats and fortunes made. Located in Las Vegas, Poker Central offers unique access every day to celebrity players, tips and strategies from the pros, player profiles and exclusive poker tournaments from stunning destinations around the globe. Poker Central is committed to delighting poker enthusiasts and advancing the game of poker worldwide. For more information, www.facebook.com/pokercentraland www.twitter.com/pokercentral.