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WPT Enterprises Signs More Deals for International Broadcasting.

13/9/2006
WPT Enterprises, Inc. has announced that it has signed contacts with Macau Cable in Macau and MediaCorp in Singapore to air its flagship show, WORLD POKER TOUR. The agreements elevate to 154 the number of territories in which WPT shows now air.

Macau, a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is one of the highest volume gaming centres in the world. Macau Cable will air the WPT's Season I. MediaCorp, the largest broadcaster in Singapore, will feature Season II for its viewers.

‘These two deals give us a secure foothold in Southeast Asia, along with our deals in the Philippines,’ said Gary MacKinney, WPTE Executive Director of International Distribution. ‘With the long history of gaming in Macau and the recent licenses issued to a number of international gaming giants who will build or run major new casinos, this area is only going to get hotter.’

WPTE has an agreement with Solar Entertainment, to air the US version of the show. In addition, WPTE has an agreement with the largest media company in the Philippines, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp., to license and air on its network local staged WPT events.

There was also the announcement that WPTE had made the initial international sale of its new Professional Poker Tour to Canada's City TV. Other deals include the first WPTE broadcasting commitment in Spain.

‘WPTE's continued international broadcast expansion has fuelled the worldwide poker phenomenon and has given us first position in the increasingly larger global poker marketplace,’ said Steve Lipscomb, CEO and founder of WPTE. ‘The demand for our programming has been gratifying and the speed of growth exhilarating.’

Stephen Holder.
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