ESPN to Double 2011 WSOP Main Event Coverage

We'll be seeing double WSOP Main Event coverage this year thanks to ESPN.

Busy, busy week in Entity-land. Let’s catch up on some news.

ESPN and the World Series of Poker announced earlier this week that they plan to more than double 2011 Main Event broadcast coverage.

Here are the details:

:: The WSOP will air 38 hours (it was announced at 34 hours but they’ve since added 4 hours) of “live” Main Event coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3.
:: For “live” coverage on ESPN and ESPN2, the broadcast will air on a 30-minute delay. Hole cards will be shown on the TV broadcast, but only AFTER post-flop action.
:: For the ESPN3 web stream, action will air on a 5-minute delay but WITHOUT any hole cards.

Kudos to ESPN and the WSOP for actually expanding their commitment to poker coverage post-4/15TM, especially minus some of the advertising support that they normally would’ve had.

The full WSOP live broadcast schedule is below the fold. More of Amber Lancaster pics here.

WSOP Live Main Event Telecast Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Thu., June 2 5 p.m. – 4 a.m. WSOP Grudge Matches~ ESPN3.com
Fri., June 3 5 p.m. – 4 a.m. WSOP $25,000 Heads Up~ ESPN3.com
Wed., July 6 6 p.m. – 5 a.m. WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship~ ESPN3.com
Thu., July 14 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. WSOP Day 3~ ESPN3.com
11 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. WSOP Day 3 ESPN2/ESPN3.com
Fri., July 15 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. WSOP Day 4~ ESPN3.com
11 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. WSOP Day 4 ESPN2/ESPN3.com
Sat., July 16 3:30 – 10 p.m. WSOP Day 5, part 1 ESPN2/ESPN3.com
midnight – 2:30 a.m. WSOP Day 5, part 2 ESPN2/ESPN3.com
Sun., July 17 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. WSOP Day 6~ ESPN3.com
10 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. WSOP Day 6 ESPN2/ESPN3.com
Mon., July 18 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. WSOP Day 7~ ESPN3.com
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. WSOP Day 7, down to 27, part 1 ESPN2/ESPN3.com
Midnight – 2:30 a.m.* WSOP Day 7, down to 27, part 2 ESPN2/ESPN3.com
Tue., July 19 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. WSOP Day 8~ ESPN3.com
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. * WSOP Day 8, down to 9, part 1 ESPN/ESPN3.com
Midnight – 4:30 a.m.* WSOP Day 8, down to 9, part 2 ESPN2/ESPN3.com

 

 

6 Responses

  1. ESPN Has lost it

    July 16, 2011 5:12 pm, Reply

    Great, they doubled the coverage!  But the result is – well – garbage.  Whomever decided on the new TV format is a complete idiot.

  2. Dandbmiller

    July 16, 2011 9:17 pm, Reply

    Not enjoying this year’s main event coverage.  Where’s Lon and Norm?  Why aren’t the players’s cards being shown?  BORING!

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