Magnus Carlsen’s Chess Tour Secures TV Deal With Eurosport

Discovery, Inc’s European sports network Eurosport has signed a broadcast deal with Play Magnus Group for the Pan-European and Asian rights to the Champions Chess Tour for the 2021 season. The tournament will be made available in 60 markets across Europe and Asia.

This is the second media rights deal the tournament series has secured recently, having previously given its Norway rights to NRK and TV 2.

The Champions Chess Tour is a joint project between the company of Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen and online chess platform chess24. The ten-tournament series will run through September 2021 and feature a total prize pool of $1.5M USD.

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