World Chess Championship 2013 Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen at Chennai Hyatt Regency: anand carlsen live

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

NRK to Telecast Anand vs Carlsen World Chess Championship Live on TV NRK1, Web NRK.no

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Sunday, November 3, 2013
The Magnus Carlsen chess wave is truly blowing away Norway as well because NRK has obtained rights from Doordarshan to telecast the World Chess Championship 2013 between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand live from Chennai. They obtained the World Championship live telecast rights after a tedious negotiation process. 

NRK (an abbreviation for Norsk Rikskringkasting AS - the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway. 

"It has been a complicated negotiation process over several months with various groups in India, but in the end we managed to reach an agreement with the owner of the TV rights. There was competition for rights on the Norwegian market, and we are obviously pleased that we eventually won at NRK," Runar Østmo, Head of Sports Rights at NRK Broadcasting, was quoted as saying in a press announcement.

He added, "It's a little crazy to feed nearly 100 hours of chess live on the largest TV channel in the country, but we think the Norwegian people would like to finally be able to follow Magnus Carlsen's outstanding achievements up close," said Sports Director NRK, Rune Haug (photo below via NRK).


NRK will broadcast the Carlsen versus Anand World Championship on NRK1 and NRK.no. 

Haug said, "With hours and hours of chess playing, it will be a challenge for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation to provide a good telecast for chess enthusiasts. We have little time for us to develop a good show, but fortunately we have many talented people who see this as a fun challenge."

NRK will also have a panel to discuss and analyse the games live. There will also be plenty of room for suggestions and comments from viewers who follow the World Chess Championship on the Internet, he said. 

Even Liv Mette Harboe, principal secretary of the Norwegian Chess Federation, is excited about how chess will do on television in Norway. She was quoted by NRK as saying that there are several who have great memories of World Chess Championship 1972 in Reykjavik (Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky) on radio. Being able to see the live footage makes her feel "incredibly excited". 

Harboe said they had already noted an increased interest in Carlsen's chess exploits and now expected a further boost in chess popularity across Norway with this epic Carlsen versus Anand World Chess Championship in Chennai. -- Rajat Khanna

* Post with links to updates on World Chess Championship Live telecast
* Doordarshan with Worldwide rights 

Carlsen vs Anand: More Updates on Hotel Arrangements, Live Broadcast etc

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog

- About 30 rooms have been booked for the Carlsen vs Anand World Chess Match at Hyatt Regency
- Separate floors for Team Anand and Team Carlsen with separate elevators to take each of the contenders to the playing glass cube
- Rooms allotted to FIDE representatives, the media, and other groups at the Hyatt Regency, Chennai
- Of the hotel's two ballrooms, the larger one on the ground floor has been reserved for the games, while the other, Studio, on Level 1 will be the designated media room. 
- Seven corporate boxes and tiered seating for around 300 spectators in the Regency Ballroom, which measures 8,880 sq ft
- The glass soundproof cubicle in which the games will be played erected in a corner of the Ballroom. 
- Spectators must deposit cellphones and electronic gadgets outside the Ballroom.
- Spectators cannot leave once the game of the day begins until its conclusion. 
- A pre-function area will have refreshments and way to the restroom.
- Black and white will be the theme decor at the Hyatt Regency with two-feet chess pieces scattered around the two hotel lobbies. 
- The lobby lounge will offer special High Tea on match days and small brain games will be arranged for guests and visitors.
- Inquiry counter in the lower lobby called The Queen's Desk, which will be attended 24/7 by two employees from Hyatt Regency  Front Office, dressed up as the king and queen. 
- The desk will answer any queries about the event, and will also offer guests tips on sight-seeing in Chennai, and related tourist inquiries.
- Two chess ambassadors on the ground floor to update guests about the event and circulate chess trivia. 
- Hotel to distribute to all its guests pocket-size infomation kits with emergency contact numbers in Chennai, shopping tips, news of events and promotions at the hotel etc.

More information about watching live the Carlsen vs Anand World Chess Championship 2013

* Super internet link arrangement
* Eric van Reem's blog Mate in Chennai