Los Angeles, CA (May 23, 2023) – Game+—a subsidiary of global multi-platform media company Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.—announced today a broadcast partnership with Chess.com, the number one chess destination and website in the world, and the leading online destination for every major tournament in the game. As part of the collaboration, Game+ will launch a weekly chess-themed lineup packed with original and classic content, headlined by the debut of the all-new series “Chess.com Presents Chess Moves,” beginning Sunday, June 4 at 9 P.M. ET.
The three-hour block kicks off each week with the comprehensive hour-long chess series “Chess.com Presents Chess Moves.” Perfect for seasoned players and curious beginners alike, the fun, informative, and instructional program runs the gamut of the game from basic tips for those just learning to play, to more detailed strategies and maneuvers, as well as exclusive features and exhilarating speed games.
“Chess.com Presents Chess Moves” will be followed each week by two hours of classic coverage from the Chess.com archives, putting the spotlight on high-profile and global chess championship matches and tournaments featuring legendary players such as Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, and Anish Giri. This is the first time ever that chess-themed content has been featured prominently on a weekly basis on primetime television in North America.
“Chess has such a great history and continues to grow in popularity generation after generation,” said Chad Midgley, Vice President of Content for Anthem. “Chess.com is the leading purveyor of chess in the online landscape, ushering the game into the digital age on a global scale and attracting new passionate players every single day. By adding chess to our lineup, we hope that it will encourage and inspire viewers to get on the board and discover all of the skills, strategies, and magic that makes the game so special."
“I’m excited to see our chess media distribution continue to expand and our partnership with Game+ is a huge new step forward for us,” said Chess.com CEO Erik Allebest. “The Chess Moves programming concept is amazing and I can’t wait to watch!”
About Chess.com Chess.com is the world’s largest chess site with a community of more than 125 million members from around the world playing more than 10 million games every day. Chess.com organizes and broadcasts the world’s biggest chess events featuring multi-million-dollar prize funds and captivating millions of viewers.
About Game+ Game+ is the home for live sports wagering content, esports coverage, fantasy sports gaming news and information, high stakes poker, live action sports, wrestling and other fast-paced, action-adventure driven shows and lifestyle programming. The channel is available on IPTV, cable, satellite systems and subscription streaming services across North America. Game+ is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., a leading global sports media company. For more information, visit www.gameplusnetwork.com and @GamePlusNetwork on Twitter.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc. Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Toronto, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Cleveland and Kansas City. Anthem's portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world's premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world's leading wrestling organizations; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in sports wagering, esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest inPursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.