December 18, 2008 — The PokerHeaven European Cash Game will air every Friday on The Poker Channel at 11pm GMT (UK & Ireland on Sky Channel 166), 2300 CET (Europe on platforms listed below) from 19 December 2008. Exclusive previews of each episode will be available one day in advance of TV broadcast on www.pokerchanneleurope.com/ecg.
The brand new "Pokerheaven European Cash Game" (7 x 60') is an invitational only event, featuring some of the best established and up-and-coming cash game players in the world, including the 2008 World Series of Poker winner, Peter Eastgate.
The series was filmed on October 11th this year, in response to increasing demand for cash game poker on TV, as revealed by The Poker Channel's survey of viewers in April this year.
The Producer of the series is Emblaze Productions, whose extensive credits include The Million Dollar Cash Game, European Poker Masters, and The Million Pound Challenge.
Eric Liu was the big winner at the PokerHeaven European Cash Game, which took place in central London. Liu is a well respected CardRunners instructor, who also came 4th in the prestigious EPT in London this year. Liu chalked up a profit of over €70,000 during the European Cash Game. The €10,000 minimum buy-in and straddles by players, on almost every hand, resulted in some very large pots. Liu joined Albert Iversen, Riku Vihreasarri and Chris Haller as winning players on the day whilst Neil Channing, Andy Black and 2008 WSOP winner Peter Eastgate posted losses.
Peter Eastgate is the current WSOP main event champion. He collected over $9,000,000 for winning the main event bracelet after defeating the eight other members of the 'November Nine'. Albert Iversen picked up $264,000 for a 3rd place finish in Event 44 at the 2008 WSOP, while Andy Black has a string of major tournaments results behind him including a 5th place finish in the 2005 WSOP main event for $1,750,000. Neil Channing is well known throughout Europe as a high stakes cash game player.
The Poker Channel will also air the first-ever educational series (6 x 30’) on how to play cash games. The educational series features footage and highlights of play from the European Cash Game series, with reviews and strategy advice from Eric Liu.
About The Poker Channel:
The Poker Channel is Europe's largest dedicated gaming TV network and broadcasts to more than 15 million cable homes in 17 countries. Gaming fans all over the world can also visit www.pokerchanneleurope.com for programming on demand, exclusive promotions, features, and video news — edited by a top team of journalists and players.
The Poker Channel launched in March 2005 and now owns Europe's largest library of poker programming with more than 600 hours of premium content including the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour and other major tournaments, instructional shows, news, documentaries and top player profiles. The Channel attracts close to one million unique TV viewers per month, with 65% of its TV viewers playing online every day.
Watch the Poker Channel on TV:
• In the UK and Ireland on Sky Channel 166 from 9.30pm to 4am
• In France on Noos, Numericable, Free (Channels 48, 95 and 145) and Orange
• In Germany on Kabel Deutschland, KBW, Unity Media, NetCologne, NetMartens
• In Belgium on BeTV and Numericable(Channel 168)
• In Luxembourg on Numericable (Channel 168)
• In Netherlands on UPC Digital (Channel 127) and KPN (Channel 316)
• In Finland, on Welho (Channel 212) and Canal Digital (Channel 94)
• In Norway, Sweden and Denmark on Canal Digital (Channel 94)
• In Iceland on Skjarinn
• In Spain on Imagenio (Channel 98)
• In Malta on MelitaCable (Channel 209)
• In Switzerland on Zattoo
• In Greece on OnTelecom
• In Poland on Vectra
• Pan-Europe: at 1° West with set top box tuned to 11.229 GHZ Horizontal