World Chess is a London-based media company. It’s the official broadcaster of the World Chess Federation events and a commercial partner of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). World Chess organized the World Championship Matches in Russia, USA, and the UK. It revolutionized chess by signing the biggest media partnerships in the history of chess. World Chess is also developing Armageddon, the chess league designed for television.
The company was given a mandate to develop and commercialize chess, create favorable environment for partners, players, and brands, and to significantly expand the broadcast coverage of the sport.
World Chess has organized 2014, 2016, and 2018 World Chess Championship matches, and currently owns full commercial rights of the Grand Prix cycle, the Championship Match qualifier.
The company is also working with brands to embed them into the fabric of the game and develop long-term positions for them to make history.
We are also reinventing chess as a spectator sport by working with television and IT companies and introducing technical innovations, such as first-ever Championship level 3D broadcast. The company has signed a record-breaking long-term TV rights deal with NRK, Norwegian TV network that pioneered chess on TV.
World Chess is the owner of worldchess.com, the exclusive broadcasting platform for chess.