Paralympics

Sochi_2014_Paralympics_Games_LogoHere’s some good news if you’re wanting to watch the Winter Paralympic games:

Sochi 2014 Paralympics Broadcast Rights in New Zealand Awarded to Attitude Pictures

New Zealand to receive free-to-air coverage of Winter Paralympic Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has awarded the host broadcast rights in New Zealand for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games to Attitude Pictures Ltd (APL), an award-winning independent production company specialising in content featuring people with impairments.

Attitude Pictures will present New Zealand audiences with 44 hours of free coverage and highlights packages from Sochi 2014 March 7-16, as well as documentaries on competing athletes, via its innovative new web platform AttitudeLive.com.   Continue reading »

When we were deciding how best to allocate our budgets for this period we took a look at how the Paralympics had rated in previous years.

Having looked at that we made the call that the level of interest shown in the past meant that showing two by one hour documentaries on NZ Paraolympians on Prime in the run up to the games, the Opening Ceremony and the Closing Ceremony LIVE and then two by one hour highlights packages each day on SKY and a review show on Sunday morning on Prime would give most people the opportunity to satisfy their interest.

We should acknowledge that if the Paralympics is something you are passionate about then anything less than LIVE coverage could be a disappointment.

Just in case you were unaware, the International Paralympics Committee is streaming five channels of LIVE coverage, over 780 hours, on the internet at http://www.paralympic.org. This coverage is available to anyone in New Zealand with access to the internet.

I guess that means that the Paralympics coverage is on a par with the NBC’s Olympic Games coverage in the USA.

Sky Sport’s strong commitment to showcasing the feats of Paralympic athletes is set to continue with extensive coverage of the upcoming London 2012 Paralympic Games.

From the end of August through to the Closing Ceremony on September 10, SKY Sport will broadcast both the Day Session and Evening session highlights from the Paralympic Games hot off the satellite from the London. SKY Sport will also feature live coverage of both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The highlights from each day will feature in prime-time where at all possible, and on the SKY Sport Highlights Channel, replaying every three hours.

iSKY will feature Paralympic Games highlights for SKY Sport subscribers and Video-to-Mobile will feature the Opening and Closing ceremonies live as well as highlights. Continue reading »