February 18, 2009 (InfoPowa News) — Steve Lipscomb‘s World Poker Tour will continue to fill television screens for the forseeable future following an extension of the broadcast agreement between Fox Sports Network and the poker company signed this week.
 
The new deal will include episodes from Season VIII, which begins filming in the middle of this year and will consist of 26 one-hour episodes.
 
“The World Poker Tour has a loyal and passionate fan base that has made
the WPT one of the most popular programs on FSN,” said FSN executive VP
George Greenberg. “We’re thrilled to be airing Season 8 and look forward to another great year of WPT championship poker.”
 
WPT founder, president and CEO Steve Lipscomb said: “Fox Sports
Net and News Corporation have far exceeded our partnership expectations
and we are thrilled to continue growing our strategic relationship.
 
“Airing our eighth season on the nation’s prime sports network truly
underscores the force behind the WPT brand and poker as a televised
sport.”
 
FSN spokesmen said that the network saw good ratings last year from episodes from the WPT’s first season, and episodes of ClubWPT.com.