PARALYMPICS: Channel 4 retains Paralympics rights for 2014 and 2016 Games

February 8, 2013

Channel 4 has secured the rights to screen the Paralympic Games in a historic deal with the International Paralympic Committee for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games and Rio 2016 Summer Games.

The deal, believed to be worth about £7m, includes multi-platform broadcast rights within the UK and will see the broadcaster build on its acclaimed coverage of London 2012 which broke UK viewing records for Paralympic sport and reached 69 per cent of the population.

As part of the agreement Channel 4 will screen over 45 hours of coverage from next year’s Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, the most ever by a British broadcaster, plus comprehensive coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Summer Games, screening a minimum of 200 hours.

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DISABILITY SPORT: BT Paralympic World Cup 2012 – Live on Channel 4

May 20, 2012

Channel 4 will screen more than 20 hours of coverage from BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester on 22-26 May.

This will be the London 2012 Paralympics broadcaster’s second successive year covering the event, which will act as vital preparation ahead of the Paralympic foray in just over 100 days.

Channel 4 will also utilise the majority of their Paralympic Games on-screen team at the Manchester Regional Arena, including Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan, giving viewers a taste of what is to come from their presenting line-up later this summer.

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