SOURCE: ePlay Digital Inc.

February 23, 2017 03:15 ET

ePlay's PokerVision Network (PVN) Signs U.S. TV Programming Distribution Deal

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 23, 2017) - PokerVision Network ("PVN"), a wholly owned subsidiary of ePlay Digital Inc. (CSE: EPY) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Programming Distribution Agreement to air its television productions in the United States with Luken Communications LLC. Commencing April 1, 2017, content produced and acquired by PVN will air on the Action Channel which broadcasts to over 22 million households in 28 US markets through 38 affiliates with an 18.2% nationwide reach.

Under the terms of the Agreement, PVN will be able to remonetize investments made into its Canadian Poker Tour programming and set the stage for the network to brand itself in markets both within Canada and around the world. In addition, new productions, live event coverage and original poker and eSports content produced by PVN can now be seen by a global audience. This is acceleration of the Company's business plan as it works towards the launch of its own channel in Canada through the major cable and satellite Broadcast Distributors as well as digital content on its multi-platform network.

"We are pleased to see that the interest in poker programming continues to grow and is generating strong ratings in markets around the world," commented PVN's Vice President of Programming Malcolm Dunlop. "The programming partnership with Action Network sets the stage for PVN to grow its broadcast distribution model outside of the Canadian marketplace and become the go to network for all things poker, gaming and eSports."

About PokerVision Media
PokerVision Media Inc., a subdivision of ePlay Digital, is a Calgary, Alberta-based multi-platform media and entertainment company that is redefining the future of sports consumption by bridging poker, gaming, eSports and sports content with unparalleled consumer interactivity. The company is launching with master control, broadcast studios and production facilities in Calgary and Toronto, with plans to open additional facilities across the country with the goal of creating and sourcing the best-possible content that entertains audiences as much as it engages them.

About ePlay Digital
ePlay Digital Inc. develops and operates broadcast and live video technologies that enable TV networks to evolve and meet the demands of today's highly-engaged audiences. ePlay bridges the gap between traditional TV and dynamic, next generation digital broadcasts that deliver interactive content, live streaming, augmented reality, fantasy sports, and social media across multiple devices. ePlay is operated by a team of sports, gaming and eSports authorities as well as broadcast and digital technology industry experts, software engineers and athletes who have brought the ePlay platform to market and successfully partnered with companies including Time Warner Cable, ESPN, Sony Pictures, AXS TV, Intel, AXN, Fiat, and others.

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