Two Way TV Produces Interactive Poker Show for PokerZone TV

Friday, 2 March 2007

Two Way TV has produced a unique, animated two-hour play-along TV poker show for PokerZone Television. The show, called Texas Hold’em Challenge, will be broadcast daily for four hours on Sky Digital’s PokerZone TV Channel.

Two Way TV has produced a unique, animated two-hour play-along TV poker show for PokerZone Television. The show, called Texas Hold’em Challenge, will be broadcast daily for four hours on Sky Digital’s PokerZone TV Channel.
The show is live with a poker expert commentating on the action as it unfolds. Viewers play-along on their mobile phone against a table of 3D virtual players controlled with artificial intelligence. At every round, players at home can use their mobile phones to check, call or raise the play against their virtual opponents.
Interaction is via SMS and home players play with virtual chips. Players sit at the virtual table at which point the players cards are “dealt” to their mobile phone. The action unfolds on screen with the home player “playing” at the table.
At the end of each game the home player with the highest winnings scoops a cash prize.
Jim Sibcy, managing director of PokerZone TV believes that the show, which he described as a “world first”, will prove very popular on the channel. “Texas Hold’em Challenge is a unique show,” he said, “offering everyone at home the chance of playing along for prize money in a safe and entertaining environment.”
“Poker players at all levels will enjoy this great TV show which allows you to actively take part,” added Jean de Fougerolles, Two Way TV’s chief executive officer. “This is what participation TV is all about.”



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