WSOP broadcast schedule announced

13 February 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Poker Central and ESPN today released the preliminary live coverage schedule for the 50th annual World Series of Poker, which includes start to finish everyday coverage of the WSOP Main Event from 3-16 July. Additionally, PokerGO will offer exclusive WSOP Main Event coverage that is not broadcast during ESPN windows. The full PokerGO WSOP streaming schedule will be announced at a later time.

As part of an ongoing partnership between ESPN and Poker Central, ESPN will telecast at least 40 hours of live WSOP coverage, plus an additional 90 hours of originally produced episodes. Poker Central’s direct-to-consumer OTT service PokerGO will also stream a collection of other WSOP bracelet events throughout the weeks leading up to the Main Event.

“For the third straight year, Poker Central and ESPN will deliver expansive coverage of the WSOP Main Event to a continually growing audience across multiple platforms,” said JR McCabe, chief digital officer of Poker Central. “We again look forward to bringing poker’s pinnacle event to fans around the world.”

“ESPN’s established relationship with the World Series of Poker and Poker Central always brings our audience the top content from this event,” said Rob Temple, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions, ESPN. “It is a consistent hit for ESPN and we take pride in the extensive broadcast coverage we provide the fans from this exciting, fan-favorite tournament.”

“Significant video coverage is one of our key cornerstones,” said Ty Stewart, executive director, World Series of Poker. “We’re grateful to Poker Central and ESPN for continuing to expand the reach of WSOP to today’s platforms and fueling the interest of tomorrow’s champions.”

The planned broadcast schedule of the WSOP Main Event on ESPN/ESPN2 is as follows:

Date / Time / Network / Event

3 July / 8:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. ET / ESPN2 / WSOP Main Event Day 1A

4 July / 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET / ESPN2 / WSOP Main Event Day 1B

5 July / 8:00 p.m. - 12:30 AM ET / ESPN2 / WSOP Main Event Day 1C

6 July / 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET / ESPN2 / WSOP Main Event Day 2AB

7 July / 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET / ESPN / WSOP Main Event Day 2C

8 July / 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET / ESPN2 / WSOP Main Event Day 3

9 July / 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET / ESPN / WSOP Main Event Day 4

10 July / 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET / ESPN / WSOP Main Event Day 5

11 July / 12:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. ET / ESPN2 / WSOP Main Event Day 6

12 July / 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET / ESPN / WSOP Main Event Day 7

12 July / 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. ET / ESPN2 / WSOP Main Event Day 7(Play to Final Table)

14 July / 10:00 p.m. – TBD ET / ESPN2 / WSOP Main Event Day 8 (Nine to Six Players)

15 July / 10:00 p.m. – TBD ET / ESPN / WSOP Main Event Day 9 (Six to Three Players)

16 July / 9:00 p.m. – TBD ET / ESPN / WSOP Main Event Day 10 (Three Players to Winner)

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