Seven secures Rio Paralympic broadcast rights

Seven signs agreement with the Australian Paralympic Committee for TV, radio and digital rights of the Rio Paralympics 2016.

With 500 days to go until the Rio Olympics, the Seven Network has signed an agreement for coverage of the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Seven’s agreement with the Australian Paralympic Committee delivers free broadcast television and subscription television rights, and expands beyond television to Seven’s digital platforms, including online and Hybrid Broadband Broadcast Television. Seven has also secured radio broadcasting rights.

Seven is promising the most comprehensive, technologically advanced, multiplatform coverage of the Paralympic Games in Rio to all Australians on any communications device. Seven will deliver 14 hours a day of live coverage on broadcast television across the network’s digital broadcast platform.

Kerry Stokes, chairman of Seven West Media, said: “We are honoured to be the network of the Paralympic Games in Rio. We are proud of our long partnership with the IOC and the Olympic movement, and we look forward to our partnership with the International Paralympic Committee and the Australian Paralympic Committee.”

Tim Worner, CEO of Seven West Media, added: “We are delighted to be able to bring this extraordinary event to all Australians. The Paralympic Games take sports to a new level, they inspire and we take with great pride our responsibility to provide the Games to all Australians across all forms of delivery platforms.”

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