PokerStars will not allow its players to keep partaking on the popular television poker show, Poker After Dark. This means that we will not be seeing any of Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Joe Hachem, The Fossilman, Vannessa Rousso, Marcin Horecki, Victor Ramdin, Bertrand Grospellier, William Thorson, Dario Minieri or any of the other renowned pokerstars pros on future PAD showings as of today. We do not know how this will be in the future though.
The reason seems to be the way Full Tilt Poker markets the PAD show internationally. While the US Broadcast does not seem to imply any kind of favoritism, the international version seems to be more branded not as Poker After Dark, but as a Full Tilt Poker show itself. For instance, in the Latin market, the show is not even referred to as Poker After Dark, but as Full Tilt Poker. Of course the stars commercials and party poker commercials keep playing in the background, but in the end, this is not the effect that Pokerstars was seeking. Recently they took the decision to put the kibosh on every further participation of their pros in this popular program.
We are obviously very interested in where all of this will end, and as usual, FlopTurnRiver will keep you posted.