Today, the International Chess Federation announced a new cooperation agreement with the Olympic channel. The statement released states:
We are very excited to announce that the International Chess Federation has signed a new cooperation agreement with the Olympic Channel. This partnership to collaborate on content will provide further media coverage to our activities, including highlights from the main competitions, special features involving chess stars, and cross-promotion.
The International Chess Federation joins the Olympic Channel family of 91 federation partners which includes International Sports Federations (IFs), recognized federations and organisations, multi-sport organisers and non-recognised federations. “The Olympic Channel provides a platform for the promotion of all sports and athletes within the Olympic Movement,” said Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel. “We look forward to working together to help expand the reach of these sports and athletes to fans and new audiences around the world.”
The Olympic Channel is an over-the-top (OTT) global media destination where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 11 languages, and is available worldwide at www.olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.