NBC Sports To Present World Championship ‘Match 2021’ Starting 27 November
NBCSN will present coverage of Match 2021 on NBC Sports starting on 27 November, 2021.
NBC Sports has signed media partnership with The International Chess Federation (FIDE) to deliver Match 2021 from 27 November to 16 December 2021.
Match 2021 is World Chess Championship organized by FIDE featuring the reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, defend his title in a 14-game matchup against his Challenger, Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia.
The tournament was originally scheduled in 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic will finally take place between 26 November and 16 December 2021.
NBCSN will present a 30 minute show daily on Match 2021 starting 27 November from the FIDE World Championship and will also present highlights of each game throughout the United States.
Nick Casanova, NBC Sports said “We look forward to presenting the world’s finest chess in fast-paced coverage throughout the 14-day match.”
Emil Sutovsky, FIDE’s Director General said “FIDE is happy and proud to partner with NBC for this groundbreaking project. For nearly a month chess will become a regular guest in millions of American homes. We are looking forward to delivering a show that would appeal to chess aficionados and those new to our beautiful game. They say – chess is gaining a momentum – our aim is to take public interest in chess to entirely new level, when we could speak of a global regular audience and sustainable growth. There is no better way to start such an ambitious project, than to have the major event of chess calendar, the World Championship Match on the major US network for three weeks running. Tune in!”
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