Poker Central names broadcast talent lineup and streaming schedule for WSOP coverage

Poker Central names broadcast talent lineup and streaming schedule for WSOP coverage

WSOP Live Streaming Schedule Boasts 28 Days of Coverage

(Las Vegas, NV – June 2, 2017) – Poker Central® selected the broadcast talent to cover the World Series of Poker (WSOP), which will air from June 3 – July 17 and continue from July 20 – 22 on ESPN and Poker Central’s recently-launched poker subscription service, PokerGO. Poker Central also released the full PokerGO WSOP live streaming schedule, which will augment ESPN’s linear coverage with extensive digital content for the duration of the tournament.

For the WSOP Main Event on ESPN, Lon McEachern will serve as play-by-play analyst with Norman Chad on color commentary. The two will be flanked by a mix of poker’s greatest players and broadcasters, including Daniel Negreanu, Kara Scott, Antonio Esfandiari, and Joe Stapleton, to name a few. For PokerGO’s coverage of the Main Event, Ali Nejad and Nick Schulman will lead the live stream.  The WSOP Bracelet events will be led by Lon McEachern, Norman Chad, David Tuchman, and Tatjana Pasalic, among others. 

“We’re looking forward to having some of the industry’s best broadcasting talent cover the most thrilling poker action of the year,” said JR McCabe, chief digital officer, Poker Central. “Our team – spanning both ESPN and PokerGO – will bring the WSOP viewing experience to life for millions of people tuning in across the world.”

Under the terms of Poker Central’s new deal, ESPN will telecast 40 hours of live WSOP Main Event coverage each July, plus original packaged shows totaling 130 hours annually. WSOP coverage not aired by ESPN will be streamed exclusively through PokerGO. This marks the first-time ESPN will air same-day coverage of the WSOP from day one of the Main Event to the conclusion of the final table, a model that will continue through 2020.

“This year’s WSOP will deliver the most live broadcast coverage ever with ESPN and Poker Central’s commitment to premier poker,” said Ty Stewart, executive director, WSOP. “We can’t wait to provide the new storylines, surprises, and amazing moments of the WSOP with the help from our talented broadcast teams.”

The full list of WSOP poker broadcast talent is as follows:

WSOP Bracelets

Rotating cast, anchored by:

Lon McEachern - play by play

Norman Chad - color commentary

David Tuchman - break desk host

Tatjana Pasalic - sideline reporter

Jeff Gross - break desk pro

Jonathan Little - color commentary, break desk pro

Doug Polk – color commentary, break desk pro

David Williams - color commentary

WSOP MAIN EVENT

Lon McEachern - play by play, ESPN

Norman Chad - color commentary, ESPN

Kara Scott - break desk host and sideline reporter

Joe Stapleton - sideline reporter

Ali Nejad - play by play, PokerGO

Nick Schulman - play by play, PokerGO

Antonio Esfandiari - color commentary

Daniel Negreanu - break desk pro

Phil Hellmuth - break desk pro


The planned schedule of WSOP live streaming on PokerGO is as follows:

Date

Time

Event

June 3

2:30 PM PT

WSOP $111,111 High Roller for One Drop: Day 2

June 4

2:30 PM PT

WSOP $111,111 High Roller for One Drop: Day 3

June 5

2:30 PM PT

WSOP $111,111 High Roller for One Drop: Day 4

June 7

3:30 PM PT

WSOP $10,000 Heads Up

June 8

12:30 PM PT

WSOP $10,000 Heads Up

June 9

12:30 PM PT

WSOP $10,000 Heads Up

June 10

12:30 PM PT

WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max

June 14

11:30 AM PT

WSOP $1,500 Millionaire Maker

June 16

12:30 PM PT

WSOP $3,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max

June 17

2:30 PM PT

WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E

June 18

11:30 AM PT

WSOP $1,000 No Limit Hold'em (Seniors)

June 21

2:30 PM PT

WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max

June 23

2:30 PM PT

WSOP $10,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max

June 24

12:30 PM PT

WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold'em

June 27

2:30 PM PT

WSOP $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max

June 29

12:30 PM PT

WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold'em

June 30

12:30 PM PT

WSOP $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha

July 2

12:30 PM PT

WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold'em

July 8

11:00 AM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 1A (Part A)

July 8

5:00 PM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 1A (Part B)

July 9

3:00 PM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 1B

July 10

11:30 AM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 1C

July 11

11:30 AM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 2A/B (Part A)

July 11

8:00 PM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 2A/B (Part B)

July 12

12:30 PM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 2C

July 13

11:30 AM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 3

July 14

11:30 AM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 4 (Part A)

July 14

8:00 PM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 4 (Part B)

July 15

1:00 PM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 5

July 16

3:00 PM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 6

July 17

11:00 AM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 7 (Part A)

July 17

7:45 PM PT

WSOP Main Event: Day 7 (Part B)


*The scheduling including dates, times, and specific events is subject to change. All events will be streamed on a 30-minute delay with hole cards shown.

For more information on PokerGO, please visit www.PokerGO.com.

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