HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.

HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.

March 08, 2010 06:00 ET

HeadsUp Entertainment Successfully Launches Beta Test of Canadian Poker Player Television Network

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) - HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. (PINK SHEETS:HDUP) is pleased to announce that it has successfully launched the beta test of its online poker television network www.canadianpokerplayer.tv. This beta launch features programming produced by HeadsUp from the Canadian Open Poker Championships featuring poker pros Gavin Smith, Joe Hachem, Antonio Esfandiari, Brad Booth, Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly and Huckleberry Seed. The next step for HeadsUp will be to test network capabilities to ensure proper streaming and functionality of the site and allow the Company to continue to add additional sponsors to the video rotation. Additional programming produced by the Company will also be incorporated including the Stampede Classic, the inaugural Canadian Open Poker championships and documentary programming from the Canadian Poker Tour Invitational Finals in the Dominican Republic.

Positioning itself now as a content aggregator, HeadsUp anticipates hosting over 150 hours of poker programming for the full launch of the network and is currently negotiating airtime deals with a number of providers. In addition, original programming focusing on the Canadian Poker Tour and poker in general in Canada is being produced and will help to round out the programming schedule to educate, inform and entertain its viewers.

"I am very pleased to have reached this corporate milestone," stated HeadsUp President and CEO Kelly B. Kellner. "Adding an additional revenue stream by re-monetizing investments we have made into televising Canadian poker events will substantially increase shareholder value and position ourselves to take the next steps in continuing to be the dominant force in the Canadian poker marketplace.

It is estimated that there are in excess of 3.5 million poker players in Canada and over 40,000,000 players internationally. HeadsUp is continuing to meet its business plan objectives and deliver an inclusive product mix to this marketplace through land based events, magazine publishing and television production and continue to deliver its shareholders a strong return on investment while building its position within the global marketplace.

About HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.

HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. is a global media and entertainment company engaged in the creation of branded entertainment through the development, production and marketing of televised programming based on poker and other entertainment themes. For more information see the Company's website www.headsupentertainment.com.

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