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Monday, November 4, 2013

World Chess Championship Live on TV in both India and Norway

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

Well, it's delightful that India and Norway will take the Russian path and have chess on national television. The World Chess Championship between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen will be televised live in both India and Norway.

Doordarshan, India’s Largest Television Network, has signed an agreement with All India Chess Federation for the Complete Global Television Rights of the Forthcoming FIDE World Championship Match 2013 to be played in Chennai, between reigning World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan Anand and Challenger GM Magnus Carlsen of Norway. 

Also, the Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) has negotiated a deal to air the World Chess Championship games via NRK1 and on the web. “It was a complicated negotiating process with various players in India, but we came to terms in the end,” said Runar Østmo, head of sports rights in NRK. Rune Haug, head of sports coverage for NRK, admitted that “it’s perhaps a bit crazy” to air 100 hours of chess live on Norway’s largest TV channel, “but we think Norwegians want to finally be able to follow Magnus Carlsen’s outstanding presentation closely.”

For all live details check out the official website of the World Chess Championship 2013 Carlsen vs Anand. Be there...!

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