Today, Poker Central and ESPN announced their live coverage schedule for the upcoming 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP), including everyday live footage of the WSOP Main Event running July 1st through July 14th. As part of the ongoing partnership between the brands and following their successful broadcast of last year’s 50th World Series of Poker event, ESPN and Poker Central will telecast at least 40 hours of live WSOP coverage with an additional 90 hours of originally produced episodes. The WSOP Main Event remains the most prestigious tournament on the poker calendar and one of the most popular for viewers around the world.
Consistent with its multi-platform approach to producing and delivering content, Poker Central’s direct-to-consumer OTT service PokerGO will stream exclusive WSOP Main Event coverage outside of the ESPN broadcast windows. PokerGO will also offer a collection of other WSOP bracelet events throughout the weeks leading up to and during the Main Event. The full streaming schedule for the World Series of Poker will be announced closer to the series.
“For the past four years, our partnership with ESPN has been centered on creating the ultimate fan experience by providing wire-to-wire coverage of the World Series of Poker Main Event,” said JR McCabe, chief business officer of Poker Central. “We look forward to another year of bringing poker’s premier event to fans all across the globe.”
“ESPN’s yearly World Series of Poker coverage has proven to be an annual favorite with our poker fans,” said Rob Temple, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions, ESPN. “Through our partnership with Poker Central, we look forward to another season of extensive broadcast coverage of the most popular poker event on earth.”
The current broadcast schedule of the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event on ESPN/ESPN2 is below:
|July 1||8:00 PM – 1:00 AM||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 1A|
|July 2||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM||ESPN||WSOP Main Event Day 1B|
|July 2||11:00 PM – 1:00 AM||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 1B|
|July 3||8:00 PM – 1:30 AM||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 1C|
|July 4||7:30 PM – 10:00 PM||ESPN||WSOP Main Event Day 2AB|
|July 5||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 2C|
|July 6||10:00 PM – 2:00 AM||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 3|
|July 7||7:00 PM – 11:00 PM||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 4|
|July 8||10:00 PM – 2:00 AM||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 5|
|July 9||8:00 PM – 12:00 AM||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 6|
|July 10||10:00 PM – 12:00 AM||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 7 (Play to Final Table)|
|July 12||10:00 PM – TBD||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 8 (Nine to Six Players)|
|July 13||10:00 PM – TBD||ESPN2||WSOP Main Event Day 9 (Six to Three Players)|
|July 14||9:00 PM – TBD||ESPN||WSOP Main Event Day 10 (Three Players to Winner)|
*The scheduling including dates, times, and specific events is subject to change.