Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Expanded US Paralympics coverage

Via news release
Beginning on Aug. 29 and continuing through the conclusion of the Games on Sept. 9, U.S. Paralympics will provide 10 daily video highlights packages via its U.S. Paralympics YouTube channel. The videos will chronicle the competition, athlete stories and will also include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Videos chronicling the lead-up to the Games will also be available in late August.


In addition to the online content, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will air one-hour highlight shows on Sept. 4, 5, 6 and 11 at 7 p.m. EDT. Following the Paralympic Games, on Sept. 16, NBC will broadcast a 90 minute special from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. All NBC and NBC Sports Network Paralympic highlight shows and specials will re-air on Universal Sports Network and UniversalSports.com.

The IPC, the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, also recently announced its online coverage plans for the 2012 Paralympic Games, which will include broadcasting 580 hours of live sport from London 2012 on Paralympic.org during the competition.
 
During each day of London 2012, the IPC website will broadcast four streams of uninterrupted live coverage from the Paralympics with English commentary, including daily coverage of swimming, wheelchair basketball and athletics, while a fourth channel will cover a range of sports. A fifth channel will broadcast a mixture of sports with Spanish commentary.
 
In addition, more than 1,000 hours of sporting action from a number of venues, including individual races and matches, will be made available on Paralympic.org as video on demand during the course of the Games. Two daily five minute news bulletins will also be produced in English and Spanish.
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6 comments:

Amy Kelly said...

Thanks for all this *great* info! I'm disappointed a major network isn't giving it the kind of coverage the earlier games got, but this is a lot more than I thought was going to be available so I'm psyched! :-)
My 5 and 6 year old got into the Olympics and I showed my son some wheelchair basketball and tennis - hoping he'll watch with me!
Thanks again for all your great work on this awesome blog - just discovered your poems - can't wait to delve into that page. Oh, and I love your Pinterest page too. :-)

Ruth said...

Thanks Amy - appreciate you as a reader :) Looking forward to Paralympics too !

william Peace said...

I suppose this is good news but it is impossible for me to ignore the stark dichotomy between the olympic games on TV and the paralympics games. Total media saturation versus obscure and severely limited coverage.

Ruth said...

Agree with you. Disappointed at the very limited coverage.

william Peace said...

NBC for the previous paralympics had a daily two hours of programming showing highlights.
Did you hear the X Games has discontinued the mono ski race?

Ruth said...

No, I hadn't heard that. Very disappointing to see things go backwards.