TSN ups poker ante with European Championship

With poker growing ever more popular, TSN has added coverage of the European Open Poker Championship to its already extensive poker schedule. The eight-part series begins this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and continues until March 24 with the final competition for a $150,000 grand prize.
Poker pulls in a consistently significant audience for TSN. The national average audience for its 2004 coverage was 157,000 viewers 2+, according to Nielsen Media Research, a 44% increase from 2003's 109,000 viewers. The net also broadcasts the annual Poker Million tournament - the biggest poker championship in Europe - and the World Series of Poker.

With poker growing ever more popular, TSN has added coverage of the European Open Poker Championship to its already extensive poker schedule. The eight-part series begins this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and continues until March 24 with the final competition for a $150,000 grand prize.

Poker pulls in a consistently significant audience for TSN. The national average audience for its 2004 coverage was 157,000 viewers 2+, according to Nielsen Media Research, a 44% increase from 2003′s 109,000 viewers. The net also broadcasts the annual Poker Million tournament – the biggest poker championship in Europe – and the World Series of Poker.