Chan Antes Up for MavTV


Mav’rick Entertainment Network has added poker legend Johnny Chan to its roster of investors -- a group that already includes World Poker Tour chairman Lyle Berman.

Chan is one of only three players to win back-to-back Binion’s World Series of Poker No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em championships. Both Chan and Berman are members of the Poker Hall of Fame.

MavTV is slated to launch in October on Galaxy 11, transponder 21, in association with Crawford Communications Inc.

The male-targeted service said it is finalizing carriage deals with several MSOs to be added to their digital-sports tiers.