Channel 4 has promised to deliver an “unprecedented” level of Paralympic Games coverage across multiple platforms.
The games take place between Wednesday August 29th and Sunday 9th September.
Coverage will span Channel 4, digital channel More4 and the Channel 4 website and mobile apps. In all the broadcaster says it’ll provide “close to 500 hours of live coverage”.
In addition three further dedicated channels of “uninterrupted live coverage” will be available on selected digital platforms in both standard and high definition as well as online at Channel4.com.
Veteran news presenter Jon Snow will lead coverage of the closing and opening ceremonies and Clare Balding and former Paralympic wheelchair basketball medallist Ade Adepitan will head the peak time Games coverage.
The broadcaster has said 50% of its presenters and reporters will be disabled, including former Paralympic middle-distance runner Danny Crates and former Paralympic swimmer Giles Long.
Earlier this year Jay Hunt, Chief Creative Officer at Channel 4, said: “Our coverage will contain in-depth analysis and intelligent, frank and thought-provoking insight from people who are equipped to bring these incredible but little-understood sports to a broad mainstream audience and help us to make this the biggest Paralympic Games ever.”
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