POKERSTARS VIDEO BETA TESTING GOING WELL
Good public response to Pokerstars.tv
The new Poker Stars public video initiative (see previous InfoPowa report) appears to have been well received in its beta testing phase at Pokerstars.tv.
Still in the test phase, the video site provides live webcasts of major events and a unique collection of high quality poker footage. Understandably, there is a marked promotional element that includes current Stars-sponsored events and the latest happenings from the growing Team PokerStars.
A popular element is the tutorial on how to use the facility, which is narrated and presented by ace player Daniel Negreanu and gives an overview of the site content and how to make best use of it. Visitors are encouraged to try the various tabs, which reveal a wealth of interesting and diverse content. There's a searchable database of filters, so videos sorted by player, event, type of hand, or many other topics can be easily found.
Content is available only in the English language at present, although Poker Stars has plans to introduce its video libraries in other languages, too. PokerStars.tv allows registered users to e-mail video links to other players, or to embed the code for a given video on other websites. Registered users can also 'customise' their faves by creating personal video "channels" and selecting their preferences.