Not Sure Where to Tune In For Paralympics Coverage?
The Olympics Games took over primetime television at the beginning of August, but exactly where will the Paralympic Games turn up? Fortunately, the U.S. Olympic Committee has expanded coverage of the games online and on television, citing more coverage of this Paralympics than any previous year.
“We are committed to increasing Paralympic coverage in the U.S.,” said Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee. “With this expanded approach to coverage, the USOC is making a significant investment in growing the Paralympic movement in the United States and introducing more fans to Paralympic sport."
Beginning Aug. 29, the U.S. Paralympics YouTube channel will air 10 daily video highlights packages that include competition, athlete stories, and the opening and closing ceremonies. The site is also showing videos chronicling the lead-up to the games, which conclude Sept. 9.
In addition, the U.S. Olympic Committee has partnered with NBCUniversal, which will air one-hour highlight shows at 7 p.m. EDT Sept. 4, 5, 6 and 11 on the NBC Sports Network. NBC will broadcast a 90-minute special on the Paralympic Games 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. Sept. 16. All NBC and NBC Sports Network Paralympic highlight shows and specials will re-air on Universal Sports Network and UniversalSports.com.
Want even more coverage? The International Paralympic Committee has your back. The global governing body of the Paralympic movement will broadcast 580 hours of live sport from London on Paralympic.org during the competition. Four streams from the Web site will feature daily coverage of swimming, wheelchair basketball, athletics and a range of sports. A fifth channel will provide Spanish commentary. Some of the videos will be available on demand.
Also check out Paralympic Sport TV on YouTube as well as the U.S. Paralympics Web site for exclusive Team USA coverage.
Not sure who is on Team USA? Click here.
Now grab some popcorn and get ready for the games.