The 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games starting this week in China will be seen worldwide on more than 20 different TV and new media outlets. The second edition of the SportAccord WMG takes place from December 12-19 in the Beijing International Convention Centre, featuring top players in Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go, Chinese Chess (Xiangqi). Beijing Television is the host broadcaster and IEC in Sports, always present at SportAccord Convention, is the TV production coordinator and international distributor.

In total, twenty four media platforms will air the 2012 SportAccord WMG. Television broadcast is available in sixty four territories including Setanta Africa, ESPN Star Sports, Ring TV Bulgaria, Ten Sports India, Solar Sports Philippines, SPTV Croatia, SABA Afghanistan and TVB Hong Kong amongst others. Web-streaming is led by SportAccord Sports Hub on You Tube and other relevant portals.

''In 2012, we have a stronger media product with SportAccord emphasising the accessibility and global popularity of Mind Sports through the broadcast both through the on-line pre-competitions and the Games themselves.' said Vincent Gaillard, Director General of SportAccord. 'We really appreciate how IEC has expanded the quality and geography of the broadcast."