New free internet channel to broadcast Paralympics live
09.09.2008By Stine Alvad
|Logo of the Beijing Paralympic Games. (c) IPC and|
A new internet TV channel will be transmitting 8 hours of live footage with commentaries daily as well as news from the Beijing 2008 Paralympics Games. The internet TV channel, launched by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), will broadcast live coverage of at least twelve sports each day during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
Additionally, Paralympic Ambassador, Chris Waddell will be hosting a daily news show summing up the events of the day. The channel will be broadcasted on the IPC’s internet TV channel ParalympicSport.TV, where you can find live signal from sports like Athletics, Cycling (Track), Table Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Fencing. This internet TV channel enables everybody all over the world to keep updated on the Paralympics, a fact that Sir Philip Craven, IPC President is pleased about.
"The IPC is very happy about this great commitment for the worldwide distribution of the Games. It is superb news for those who do not have the opportunity to watch Paralympics on TV." The IPC and its partners has worked out an agreement with the providers of the live stream, that makes it possible for the IPC to broadcast free of charge. The IPC hopes that this channel will make it easier for the Paralympic Games to spread its news as the Paralympics is an event that sometimes suffers from a lack of international media coverage.Places to go for Paralympic news, comments and live footage:
- The most extensive coverage can be found on www.paralympicsport.tv.
- The ParalympicSport.TV has also established a YouTube channel, where athletes and spectators can upload their own material in addition to the material provided by ParalympicSport.tv.
- Radio4Handicaps has a radio channel that provides a 24 hour coverage of the Games in both English, German and Chinese.