Candidates 2018 | Berlin | Preview 1 (16:14) 'Published on Feb 21, 2018'
The description for this first clip says,
Daniel King with a first preview of the Candidates' tournament introducing three of the eight players: Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk and Ding Liren.
The other five players are covered in two more videos in the series.
- Candidates 2018 | Berlin | Preview 2; Caruana, Aronian, and Wesley So
- Candidates 2018 | Berlin | Preview 3; Kramnik and Mamedyarov
Next, here are profiles of the eight players by Carlos Colodro from Chess24.com (including comments from chess fans):-
- Aronian, Levon
- Caruana, Fabiano
- Ding Liren
- Grischuk, Alexander
- Karjakin, Sergey
- Kramnik, Vladimir
- Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
- So, Wesley
Chess24.com will be following the action (live?): Jan, Peter & Sopiko commentate Candidates. If you're not a Chess24 insider, that's Jan Gustafsson, Peter Svidler, and Sopiko Guramishvili. NB: GM Svidler played in the last three candidates tournaments: 2013 London, 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, and 2016 Moscow.
What about Agon/Worldchess.com? The resources I gave in the 'Kickoff' post -- official site and Facebook page-- are still valid, and I could add the Twitter feed and Youtube channel:-
A few days ago Worldchess.com announced they will be Making Chess Broadcasting Dramatic, with 'Top-view cameras' and 'Excellent commentary':-
Judit Polgar, who did excellent commentary during the 2016 World Chess Championship, will be the lead commentator. [...] Judit is going to be supported by Lawrence Trent, an international master, as well as numerous guests.
They will also have 'Stickers and important moments':-
We are trying stickers in the commentary for the first time. Believing that chess is a very emoji-friendly sport, we have developed a sticker-set, which we’ll use in the commentary as well as in Social Media. Feel free to use them and also add your own.
Two of the stickers say, 'Boring'(!); another says, 'In Kramnik We Trust'. The group also announced, Media organisations to be able to broadcast moves from Chess World Candidates Tournament with five minute delay. Let's see how that works out. The first round starts Saturday, 10 March, 15:00 local Berlin time.