MADRID – The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony will kick off 300 hours of live streaming coverage on the Olympic Channel on 7 September at 6:00 p.m. BRT. The Olympic Channel’s daily coverage from Rio de Janeiro will be available in 163 territories and includes events and highlights shows, and concludes with the Closing Ceremony on 18 September.
Over the next 11 days, more than 4,300 athletes from 159 countries will compete in 528 medal events in 23 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,” said 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.”
The Olympic Channel is a new, multi-platform digital experience where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. A free platform offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone and Toyota. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.