|WPT Enterprises (WPTE) announced yesterday that it has signed deals with Macau Cable in Macau and MediaCorp in Singapore to air its flagship show, World Poker Tour (WPT). The agreements bring the number of territories in which WPT shows now air to a huge 154.|
Macau is one of the highest volume gaming regions in the world. Macau Cable will air the WPT's Season One while MediaCorp, the largest broadcaster in Singapore, will feature Season Two 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 also announced that it had made the initial international sale of its new Professional Poker Tour (PPT) to Canada's City TV. Other recent deals include the first WPTE broadcasting commitment in Spain where Fox will air WPT's Season One. In addition to the PPT, Canada's City TV will air the recently completed WPT Season Four.