Freesat has confirmed that it will be carrying Channel 4’s extra live Paralympic channels, C4 Paralympics Extra, throughout the London 2012 Paralympics.
The news means sports fans can catch the full Paralympic coverage without subscription.
The games take place between Wednesday August 29th and Sunday 9th September.
Channel 4 has promised “close to 500 hours of live coverage” across its channels, including the three C4 Paralympics Extra streams, the Channel 4 website and mobile apps.
Channel 4’s Commercial and Business Development Director, Sarah Rose, said: “We’re thrilled Freesat customers will be able to access C4 Paralympics Extra, Channel 4’s three dedicated channels of live coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
“This further contributes to Channel 4’s ambition to bring viewers the most extensive coverage of the Paralympic Games ever broadcast in the UK.”
Managing Director of Freesat, Emma Scott welcomed the agreement, saying: “The launch of these new Channel 4 HD services is fantastic news for our customers.
“The additional 24 BBC Olympic HD channels on Freesat proved enormously popular and we know that the addition of the Channel 4 Paralympics channels will also be another huge hit with Freesat viewers: the perfect conclusion to a brilliant summer of subscription – free sport on Freesat.”
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