ESPN to make PCA history

PCA-2010-thumbnail.jpgWe here at the PokerStars Blog are big fans of the ESPN poker folks (aka 441 Productions). The team is the best in the business, bar none. It's why we've seen them do the WSOP, NAPT, LAPT and more. They are simply without peer. So, it comes as no surprise to us that they are about to make history at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

It was announced today that ESPN2 and ESPN3.com will be presenting near-live coverage of the PCA Main event final table. The unedited broadcast will be on a one-hour security delay, but everything else will be even better than seeing the event in person. Why? Because ESPN plans to broadcast the hole cards, as well.

"For the first time viewers at home will see a poker telecast from start to finish, with all the strategy of world-class poker players playing in real time and completely unedited," said ESPN's Matt Volk.

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On Saturday, January 15. ESPN3.com will provide coverage in HD with a one-hour, unedited delay beginning at 5 p.m. ET. Then at 10pm, ESPN2 will join the simulcast.

Now you'll get to see even more than we see when covering the event live. While we'll be guessing at what the final table players have, you'll know just as if you were watching a taped, edited event on television.

For a little look on how 441 works, here's a behind-the-scenes look we showed you last year.