Canadian Poker Tour launches online TV network

Huck Seed
Huck Seed, 2008 Canadian Open Poker Champion.

The Canadian Poker Tour is moving into the realm of television with its own online TV network. will work closely with the CPT to provide a comprehensive video resource for players based in Canada, according to owners HeadsUp Entertainment.

"Players and fans alike will have an innovative and effective means to pursue their interest in the sport and we couldn't be more excited," said HeadsUp Entertainment president Kelly B. Kellner.

Set to begin broadcasting in the fourth quarter of 2009, the network will feature coverage of major Canadian poker events from across the country.

In addition, the network will provide a behind the scenes peak at life on the Canadian poker tournament circuit in documentary-style segments.

Kellner mentioned launching the video site was a key step in HeadsUp Entertainment's plan to expand to international markets and build on an existing partnership with the World Poker Showdown.

In the coming months, the Canadian Poker Tour will also be launching an entirely newly web interface with a social community element for its player membership base.

The biggest tournament on the CPT - the Canadian Open Championship - continues to build a solid reputation witha number of elite poker players attending.

This year Canadian Benjamin LaBlond outlasted pros like Phil Hellmuth, Jeff Madsen and Brad Booth to win the heads-up event for a first place prize of $100,000.

In 2008, former WSOP world champion Huck Seed won the tournament.

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