Newly launched Poker Central described as the world’s only 24/7 Poker TV network launched a new program this week called ‘Inside Poker with Matt Savage’.
This new program will give viewers a behind the scenes look into the world of poker. The channel is increasing its original programming in order to counter criticism that it largely broadcasts reruns.
The program ‘Inside Poker with Matt Savage’ will feature one of poker’s most well-known personalities in Matt Savage who is the World Poker Tour Executive Tournament Director and the Director of Commerce Casino Tournament.
The program will be made up of no holds barred conversations with a variety of poker luminaries discussing critical issues of the poker world.
The first episode features poker pro Mike Matusow, the 2012 World Series of Poker Championship Event winner Greg Merson and WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. Future episodes of the program are expected to be filmed in some of the top poker destinations in the country such as the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida, Foxwoods Resort in Massachusetts and the Commerce Casino in California.
The TV channel, through this program is looking to give is viewers a unique opportunity to have a look at what happens behind the scenes and how some of the top poker players in the industry prepare before a big tournament and the range of emotions they go through before and after a major tournament.
In a statement Clint Stinchcomb, the Chief Executive Officer of Poker Central said,
Poker Central is committed to being the world’s TV channel for all things poker, by providing unprecedented coverage of the poker world and insider access to the incredibly talented professionals who make the game so compelling for viewers around the globe.
Although the channel is only six months old, it has been facing criticism for having very little original content, showing mainly reruns of cash game programs and old poker tournaments.
The channel has been working on increasing its original programming to address this. Pokerography, a series that features biographies of poker greats has gone down well with the viewers. The channel will also be broadcasting the 2016 edition of the popular tournament The Super High Roller Bowl. The tournament was shown last year on NBC as a teaser.
The biggest boost is likely to come when it broadcasts the Global Poker League (GPL) poker matches in April. Poker Central has been chosen as the broadcasting partner for the inaugural GPL, which has evoked a lot of interest with its innovative format. The channel plans to air both the live and recorded GPL events twice a week. It will additionally broadcast the pre- and post-game shows scheduled on the match days.
Poker Central is also slated to present the GPL playoffs and the GPL World Championships scheduled to be held later in 2016.