|July 24th, 2006 (London, UK) – GameAccount Global Ltd. (GameAccount), the #1 online skill gaming provider (www.gameaccount.com), and Pokerzone will collaborate to bring viewers live Backgammon via Pokerzone’s global Poker and gaming lifestyle channel (pokerzone.tv) available via satellite, cable and broadband television.|
The partnership means that Pokerzone will use live in-game footage taken from GameAccount’s WorldGammon brand and destination site (www.worldgammon.com) to educate and stimulate interest in this classic parlour game. Backgammon has a huge worldwide player base and its legal status as a pure game of skill has ensured a dedicated online audience as well. Hundreds of thousands of people enjoy a daily game of virtual Backgammon, from recreational newcomers to the more serious experienced pros.
Pokerzone (Sky Channel 843) will drive the editorial content and draw on GameAccount’s existing expertise to demonstrate the appeal of Backgammon to a targeted gaming audience. Each episode will last 3 hours for an initial run of 12 episodes, as well as additional repeats, every weekend, starting this October.
This unique collaboration marks the first time online players will be used to specifically promote and demonstrate Backgammon. Pokerzone have already achieved a track record in televising Backgammon, debuting the world’s first televised matchplay Backgammon event in addition to a series of lifestyle documentaries surrounding the “Sport of Kings” in 2005.
“GameAccount’s successful online Backgammon network and brand allowed us to make an informed choice of partnership for continuing with high quality and entertaining Backgammon programming on Pokerzone. We expect these new programs to inform our audience about the cross-over appeal of this compelling game steeped in the competitive culture associated with Poker.” said Jim Sibcy, CEO of Pokerzone.
Kevin Dale, GameAccount CEO: “This fantastic opportunity marks another succesful venture into television for the company. Pokerzone have a proven record in capturing the value and excitement of gaming products for broadcast purposes and we hope to combine efforts to be able to take Backgammon to new levels of popularity and recognition”.
For more information on GameAccount or Skill Gaming contact:
Marketing Manager, GameAccount
+44 (0) 207 659 2519
For more information on Pokerzone contact:
PR Account Executive
Tel: +44 207 559 2800
Mob: +44 7879 291 785
GameAccount is the #1 skill gaming provider for sportsbook, casino and poker operators seeking a single-wallet Skill Gaming solution. The company’s proven portfolio of dynamic games attracts recreational gamers and is the perfect vehicle to build and sustain a broad user audience. GameAccount powers leading online partners such as Five, Sportingbet, Betcorp, Paddypower, SkyBet (BSkyB), Tiscali, FHM and Orange.
GameAccount’s Financial Services Platform supports full multilingual white-label solutions with seamless login and real-time exchange rates. Multiplayer games include Gin Rummy, Pool and Backgammon. Competitions include the world’s largest knockout tournament and progressive jackpots.
For more information please visit: www.gameaccount.com
Pokerzone has emerged as one of the most progressive and creative media companies to embrace the online and land based poker and casino market.
From the initial television channel launched in November 2003, Pokerzone has developed in to a global producer and broadcaster of gaming related content.
Pokerzone is now available to over 15 million satellite and cable television homes and is leading the way in Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) that is available globally via broadband.
Pokerzone has produced over 1500 hours of live gaming content and over 350 hours of pre-recorded tournaments, documentaries and news programmes. No one in the industry had produced more gaming content than Pokerzone.
Focusing on live poker, documentaries and news, Pokerzone offers highly informed poker content to a global audience. Pokerzone provides entertainment and educational formats for a growing audience of online and live poker enthusiasts across the world.