WPT® Studios Expands International Distribution Portfolio with Addition of PowerBlock Automotive Content
Franklin, TN May 9, 2017
Los Angeles, CA (April 27, 2017) – World Poker Tour® today announced a deal with RTM Productions naming WPT® Studios as distribution representative for PowerBlock, America’s most watched automotive how-to programming. PowerBlock’s network of shows includes MuscleCar, Xtreme 4×4, Trucks!, HorsePower, and Search & Restore.
The addition of PowerBlock’s robust content represents further growth for WPT Studios, the World Poker Tour’s distribution arm, which now includes content from the automotive, mixed martial arts, fishing, and golf industries.
“RTM Productions is thrilled to secure the distribution services of WPT Studios for PowerBlock programming,” said Matthew Hawkins, President at RTM Productions. “By pairing television’s longest-running automotive tech content with the global distribution platform of WPT Studios, we have created an exciting new partnership that will allow PowerBlock’s content to reach new audiences around the world.”
“WPT Studios is pleased to partner with RTM Productions to distribute PowerBlock, television’s highest-rated how-to automotive series,” said Johnny McMahon, VP of WPT Studios. “With the addition of PowerBlock’s 550 high-definition episodes to its distribution platform, WPT Studios further demonstrates the value of its ever-expanding international distribution business beyond its origins in high-stakes poker. While WPT moves into production of the 16th season of the record-breaking World Poker Tour series, WPT Studios is aggressively expanding its distribution portfolio by seeking to service best-in-class sports and lifestyle content for global placement.”
RTM Productions was established in 1989. In 2014, the company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raycom Media. RTM Productions has supplied programming for CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, NBC Sports Network, The Outdoor Channel, Outdoor Life Network, Spike TV, TNN, as well as domestic syndication and international distribution.
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