Poker fans now have another opportunity to tune it to their favorite game. The PokerGO streaming service announced a deal with YouTube TV and YouTube Primetime Channels on Tuesday for an expanded distribution partnership.
The agreement continues to expand PokerGO’s distribution reach. YouTube TV is a streaming service offering viewers access to traditional television and cable channels. YouTube Primetime Channels offers viewers traditional TV options within the regular YourTube platform.
PokerGO also offers a channel on YouTube TV offering classic event coverage. The new deal includes a complete offering of the network as well.
“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with YouTube and offer the full PokerGO service directly through YouTube TV and Primetime Channels,” PokerGO President Mori Eskandani said in a news release. “PokerGO is home to the most-watched live and on-demand poker content across the globe and is committed to growing the game.
“The expanded deal means that poker’s best players, biggest events, and greatest moments will be showcased to more fans than ever before, and YouTube members who subscribe to the PokerGO channel will enjoy a top-tier viewing experience and unrivaled access to the game of poker.”
Adding another distribution option
PokerGO has expanded the company’s reach in recent years and YouTube offers another major addition. Subscribers now have the option to watch live and on-demand PokerGO content by purchasing the service directly.
“As YouTube continues to grow its content offering to include the most popular networks and major sports,” PokerGO noted in announcing the deal, “the strategic partnership with PokerGO is a natural addition to the platform and provides more access than ever to PokerGO’s industry-leading portfolio.”
The platform broadcasts live coverage of the World Series of Poker as well as other live and on-demand poker content. Some of that includes:
- High Stakes Poker
- No Gamble, No Future
- Super High Roller Bowl
- Poker Masters
- US Poker Open
- PokerGO Cup
More details on the deal
Beyond those events, the company also operates the PokerGO Tour (PGT). The tour tracks some of the biggest high stakes events in the world, including PokerGO’s own tournament series.
The PGT crowns the top player in the high roller category each year with some extra cash on the line for the No. 1 spot.
New YouTube subscribers gain access to many of those high roller events and more than 100 days of live tournament poker each year.
The deal also comes as the network’s next episode of High Stakes Duel is expected to be played soon, featuring Phil Hellmuth and Jason Koon. The show has become a popular addition to the PokerGO lineup.
The YouTube deal allows poker fans to more easily see these types of events.