Poker TV Network Raises the Stakes With Acquisition of Poker Updates

August 26, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Poker TV Network, Inc. (PTN) (Pink Sheets: PKTV - News) announced today that they have acquired several poker related Internet properties including from web broadcasting pioneer Eric Rosenberg. Poker Updates is the world's first and only online TV show about the world of poker.

"Since we started the development of the network, we have had our eye on Poker Updates and other content that Eric was producing," said PTN CEO Michael Grasso. "When I met the folks at PTN, we quickly realized that we shared the same vision. I am very excited that together, with Poker TV Network, we will be taking that vision to the next level," added Eric Rosenberg.

The company announced that Rosenberg will join the PTN team as Chief Operations Officer and Production Coordinator as well as hold a seat on the Board of Directors. Eric will take a lead role in producing several new original poker related television programs in the months ahead. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.


Poker TV Network is a development stage company that is creating a broadband Internet based TV network dedicated to providing information, news, trends, updates, non-fiction entertainment (reality based), and educational programming related to the world of poker. The Poker TV Network plans on-air growth and market penetration through the acquisition of established cable television stations and production facilities as well as programming to expand its library. PTN also plans to develop or acquire a series of high stakes poker tournaments to be televised internationally.


Poker Updates is the world's first and only online TV show about poker. The show is also the world's first "syndicated" online TV show with broadcasts taking place on hundreds of poker related web sites throughout the Internet giving advertisers greater access to their target audience.

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