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WCN – The TV-program
World Chess News is the first and only TV-show in Sweden about chess. It was started in the spring of 2004, and the first episode was aired on the 2nd of August in 2004. Since then a fresh episode has been aired every week, making it 200 episodes in May 2008. The latest episode is 293!
The lack of interest for the game within the Swedish media resulted in the WCN team creating a TV-show in their own way.
The WCN team consists of five siblings from Stockholm, Sweden, currently in the ages between 21 and 14. Adriana, Antonia and Amelia Krzymowska (21-17) and Alfred and Albert Krzymowski (16 and 14) created the idea and concept of the show.
Seizing the opportunities of their generation; with advanced computers, the Internet and digital cameras, they learned all of the technical and editorial aspects of producing a news show, and have done that ever since (They write the scripts, set the lights, adjust the sound, record the shows, edit the material, air and market WCN).
But WCN is in a constant process of evolution, and the team has since the start perfected a lot of details, making the show better and better for every episode. Not even now, with more than 200 produced episodes, the team considers the show “done”.
The siblings produce and market the show on their spare time, while managing their academic carriers and competitive chess. Adriana studies law at Stockholm’s University, hoping to achieve the Swedish Master of Laws Degree by the end of 2010. Antonia and Amelia are both in upper secondary school, attending Östra Reals Gymnasium with a law-alignment, and the brothers are in compulsory school.
Adriana, Antonia and Amelia
Having no knowledge about TV-producing, filming or redactional work, the creators used qualities acquired from playing chess, such as strategical planning, logical thinking and hard work, knowing that if you only apply yourself enough, you can make anything happen. And just a couple of months later they had turned the dream into reality
The established media claimed that the audience that would be interested in chess was too small, but WCN has proved them wrong. Three and a half years after the first aired episode, over 15.000 people download their productions from the Internet, a day. And that’s just from the sources that WCN can measure. The local Swedish channels that WCN is aired on reach over 380.000 Swedish households (these channels do not provide specific viewer numbers), and Dream TV Systems are constantly expanding, spreading WCN all over the world.
The goal is to spread the concept of WCN to every country of the world, making WCN accessible to everyone and anyone.
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