In the News



25 July 2005

July 25, 2005 (London, UK) – Poker Night Live (PNL), the late night entertainment bonanza on pokerzone SKY CHANNEL 226, has been given a makeover. The new look includes live stats, new presenters and brand new 3D graphics, whilst still retaining its multiple live poker tables directly fusing online poker action with all the excitement of live television.

Launching Monday 25th July at 10pm, over 200,000 viewers a week will tune in to see players battle it out live on air under the watchful eye of some of the best commentators in the business.

Apart from their status within the poker circuit, Poker Night Live’s expert presenters bring diverse experience to the table including poker royalty, Mark ‘Prince Charles’ Banin; a player who is as famous for beating Dave ‘The Devilfish’ Ulliot in the 2004 World Heads Up Championship as he is for his extraordinary rise from obscurity to poker stardom– an inspiration to all PNL players!

James Browning, after being banned from every Blackjack table in London, quickly found poker and has been winning ever since. Poker Night Live resident pros “Dr” Tom Sambrook and Greg ‘The Axxeman’ Winters will also be on hand and PNL are pleased to introduce poker pros Nick Wealthall and Caspar Berry completing a great line up.

Poker Night Live is the first fully interactive poker allowing online players to appear on televised tournaments and offers tips to all poker enthusiasts from poker virgins to poker pros giving players from across the world the chance to enjoy televised poker stardom.

Director of Programming, Samuel Orams said “These are exciting times for the Poker Night Live Team. So far the show has received a fabulous response from viewers and we hope the new look and live stats will keep them coming back for more. It’s doubly exciting because through our broadband web link Poker Night Live opens its doors to card players across the world, not just on the SKY platform.”

These are just some of card rooms that feature within the PNL format.

Stans Poker
Spin Palace
Poker Metro
32 Red
Royal Vegas

Log onto for featured card rooms and details of how to get on TV.

For more information, contact:

Esther Whitehead
Marketing Manager
+44 (0) 208 104 0413

About pokerzone (

Pokerzone - SKY CHANNEL 226, is the brand new poker and casino lifestyle channel and offers a well-informed and highly charged alternative to all existing entertainment channels on the SKY platform. pokerzone programming features include exclusive tournaments, movie nights, never-before seen documentaries, classic entertainment series and a selection of interactive gaming options.

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