Channel Four Secures Paris 2024 Paralympic Video games Broadcast Rights

Author: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) (i): Contact:

Published: 08/28/2018

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Channel 4 granted UK television rights to the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games, including multi-platform broadcast rights within the UK.

The 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris will take place from August 28 to September 8, 2024. They will bring together 4,350 athletes from 182 National Paralympic Committees to participate in 22 sports.

Between 2012 and 2016, Channel 4 presented more hours of Paralympic sports than any other broadcaster in history, creating household names of athletes and presenters.

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Exactly four years before the opening ceremony, Channel 4 was granted the UK television rights for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris on Friday, August 28th.

France will host the Summer Paralympic Games for the first time in 2024. Paris 2024 aims to create the conditions for an unforgettable competition where athletes take center stage like never before and can perform at some of Paris’ most iconic landmarks. By choosing a single emblem for the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time, Paris 2024 has demonstrated its commitment to treating both competitions as equally important.

The 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris will take place from August 28 to September 8, 2024. They will bring together 4,350 athletes from 182 National Paralympic Committees to participate in 22 sports.

The deal with Channel 4 includes multi-platform broadcast rights in the UK and will build on its acclaimed coverage of London 2012 and Rio 2016, which broke records for Paralympic sport in the UK. London 2012 reached 69 percent of the population.

Paris 2024 has set high ambitions for organizing the Paralympic Games, the first summer edition to be organized in France. For the first time in the history of the Games, Paris 2024 will feature a single emblem, reflecting the desire to bring the Paralympic Games and the Olympic Games to the same level.

Paris 2024 shows the achievements of para athletes in a unique and spectacular way, organizing the games in some of the most iconic venues in Paris and its region, including wheelchair fences in the Grand Palais, blind football in front of the Eiffel Tower and Para Equestrian in the Palace of Versailles. The partnership with Channel 4 will reinforce Paris 2024’s commitment to promoting the Paralympic Games around the world.

World-class marketing and presentation and production talent for the disabled will be key to successfully profiling and broadcasting Paris 2024, and Channel 4 seeks to maintain its valued position as the world leader in inclusion and accessibility. Sustainability will be the focus of its coverage, and the station wants to build on innovations in broadcasting that it has planned for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, due to take place next year.

Between 2012 and 2016, Channel 4 presented more hours of Paralympic sports than any other broadcaster in history, creating household names of athletes and presenters. The 2016 award-winning Superhumans campaign was the world’s most shared campaign by any Olympic or Paralympic partner. Reach over 48 million people around the world.

Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said:

“We are delighted that Channel 4, a broadcaster with a worldwide reputation for its impressive Paralympic coverage, has received the rights to broadcast the Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024.”

“With London 2012 and Rio 2016, Channel 4 has been drafting how a commercial broadcaster can take the profile of Paralympic sport and its athletes to a new level. They have reached record audiences, especially young people, and have identified and identified some fantastic new presentations develops talent and has played an important role in providing seismic changes in attitudes and perceptions towards people with disabilities in the UK. “

“They are committed to building on this fantastic work over the next four years and continuing to innovate in Paralympic broadcasting. We look forward to working with them as they help support the IPC’s vision of Paralympic athletes performing at excellence to enable, to inspire and excite. ” the world.”

Alex Mahon, Chief Executive of Channel 4 said:

“The Paralympic Games are at the heart of what we do on Channel 4 and we are proud to have been the Paralympic broadcaster since London 2012. We strongly believe in the transformative power of sport and use the Paralympics to inspire changes in attitudes in disability Great Britain since 2012. “

“We believe with passion that the Paralympic Games can delight audiences with high-quality, top-class dramatic sport and can also socially change the perception of disabilities. There is nothing like it. The decision to grant Channel 4 the rights to Paris 2024 allows us to continue To broadcast groundbreaking and innovative coverage of the Paralympics, continue to build athlete profiles and further cement the careers of our moderators. “

“We have a new innovative approach to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games that will air next year and I am delighted that we have the opportunity to build on our achievements over the next four years and in partnership with Paris 2024 and the IPC . “

Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, said:

“Channel 4 has proven to be one of the most exciting and engaging Paralympic broadcasters in the world. We are delighted to have you among our partners to give the first ever Paralympic Summer Games in France the broadest possible visibility.”

“Together with Channel 4, Paris 2024 will aim to build the excitement around the Paralympics, spotlight the exceptional achievements of athletes and illustrate how sport can change lives and attract the next generation to the Games. “”

Mike Sharrock, executive director of the British Paralympic Association said:

“I am thrilled that Channel 4 will continue to pave the way for progressive coverage of Paralympic sport here in the UK by maintaining broadcast rights to the Paris Paralympic Games in 2024.”

“The UK public is now experiencing Paralympic sport in a way that was unknown before the 2012 London Paralympic Games and the first games that Channel 4 aired. Channel 4 has taken the Paralympics to heart and transformed itself into a broadcaster – Athletes have become household names and sports have been profiled, but the increase in the number of disabled people involved as presenters, production teams, marketing, recruiting, and Channel 4 staff has had a significant impact on all aspects of the Channel 4 approach . “

“Channel 4 challenges existing barriers and helps create role models that support our vision of creating a better world for people with disabilities through sport.”

Channel 4 will broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in 2021. In Tokyo 2020, Channel 4 will be welcoming the advances in technology and the presentation team will be more diverse than ever, adding more senior roles to its disabled people production team.

Paris 2024 hopes to announce more international channels for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris in the near future.

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Journal: Disabled World. Language: English. Author: International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Electronic publication date: 2020-08-28. Last revised date: 2020-08-28. Reference title: “Kanal 4 secures broadcast rights for Paralympic Games in Paris 2024”, Source: Kanal 4 secures broadcast rights for Paralympic Games in Paris 2024. Abstract: Channel 4 awarded British television rights to the Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024, including multi-platform UK Broadcasting Rights. Retrieved on December 18, 2018 from – reference category number: DW # 512-13868.

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