Poker Central Inks Buckeye CableSystem PactCard-Playing Programmer Lands First Cable Affiliate 2/04/2016 5:30 PM Eastern
Poker Central, the startup programmer that has launched on assorted digital platforms, has obtained its first multichannel-TV launch, on Buckeye CableSystem in Ohio. Starting today, the network is available on Buckeye CableSystem channel 92 in standard definition and channel 579 in high definition in Toledo and Sandusky, Ohio.
In December, Poker Central (which launched in October 2015) reached an agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative which makes it easier for multichannel video programming distributors, including NCTC member Buckeye CableSystem, to add the network.
The launch partners announced the news at a press conference at Hollywood Casino Toledo.
Quotes from the launch release:
“We are pleased to be able to offer our subscribers the very best and newest in entertainment and sports programming," said Jeff Abbas, president and general manager of Buckeye CableSystem. “Poker Central will find many passionate viewers among our customers in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.”
“Hollywood Casino Toledo is pleased to be a part of the launching of Poker Central in our area. We look forward to Poker Central providing unprecedented coverage of the poker world and insider access to the incredibly talented professionals who make the game so compelling.” said Jeffry Goodman, Vice President of Casino Operations, Hollywood Casino Toledo.
“The Internet made poker play global and universal, appealing to a new generation of poker players and giving rise to celebrities outside of Hollywood and traditional sports”, said Sid Eshleman, Chief Distribution Officer for Poker Central.