CBS Sports has been introduced as the brand new tv companion for the World Series of Poker, with the multi-year settlement reached between the community and PokerGO starting with this yr’s 2021 WSOP.
CBS will exchange ESPN because the official tv broadcasting companion for the collection, bringing an finish to a 19 consecutive years of the WSOP major occasion being proven on ESPN. CBS is ready to broadcast 15 hours of WSOP major occasion protection and 36 extra hours from 18 totally different gold bracelet occasions this yr. WSOP protection can be anticipated to be accessible on ViacomCBS’s Paramount+ streaming platform.
“CBS Sports has long been a pioneer in covering a broad range of championship sports,” mentioned WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We couldn’t be more excited to see increased television coverage of the WSOP in the coming years and benefit from their growing media platforms.”
CBS Sports was truly the primary TV community to broadcast WSOP major occasion, with its ‘CBS Sports Spectacular’ program providing protection throughout the Seventies. CBS has additionally labored with PokerGo lately, broadcasting some of their unique occasions such because the Super High Roller Bowl, the Poker Masters, and choose bracelet occasions from the 2019 WSOP.
“Following our past success with PokerGO, we are excited to expand our relationship with the highest-profile and richest event in competitive tournament poker featuring the best players in the world,” mentioned CBS Sports Executive Vice President of Programming. “This deal fits perfectly in our strategy to combine best-in-class events with our CBS Sports brand.”
More details about the printed schedule is anticipated after the WSOP’s full schedule is introduced. The press launch didn’t embody any details about how this transfer to CBS may impression the commentary workforce for the WSOP shifting ahead.