Olympic Channel Plans 300 Hours of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Coverage
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony will kick off 300 hours of live streaming coverage on the Olympic Channel on September 7, at 6:00 p.m. BRT. The Olympic Channel’s daily coverage from Rio de Janeiro will be available in 162 territories and includes events and highlights shows, and concludes with the Closing Ceremony on September 18.
Over the next 11 days, more than 4,300 athletes from 159 countries will compete in 528 medal events in 233 different sports in Paralympic sport’s premier event. In addition to event coverage, the Olympic Channel is on the ground in Rio to capture the behind the scenes coverage and conduct athlete interviews to develop complimentary content in support of the Paralympic Movement. Viewers can watch features, interviews and news stories on the Olympic Channel’s Paralympic sport page at: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/sports/paralympic/.
“We are excited to work with the International Paralympic Committee to bring the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to the Olympic Channel in our collective efforts to create broader awareness and engagement for these sports and athletes,” says Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel. “The Olympic Channel provides a worldwide platform where fans can learn about sports, explore new ones and be inspired to do more in their personal lives and communities through sport. Paralympic sport and athletes are incredibly inspiring and we are honored to showcase their athletic excellence.”
Fans can find out where they can watch Rio 2016 in their country by clicking here.
The Olympic Channel, a new, ground-breaking digital platform where fans can experience the power of sport and the Olympic Movement all year round, is now available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.
The Olympic Channel streaming schedule is subject to change.