Nine/Stan Paralympics Coverage

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From Nine’s press release today

Dylan Alcott and Ellie Cole will work on Nine’s coverage of both Olympics and Paralympics in Paris, as stated in the press release from September last year.

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STAN SPORT TO BRING THE PARALYMPICS TO AUSTRALIANS LIKE NEVER BEFORE

THE ONLY PLACE TO WATCH EVERY EVENT AD-FREE, LIVE AND ON DEMAND

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  • Uninterrupted viewing experience showcasing all 549 events from the Paralympic Games live and ad-free

  • Extensive range of channels featuring all events across more than 20 individual sport channels

  • The most comprehensive on demand offering including full session replays for all events and select highlights and minis

  • Exclusive daily show - Paralympics Daily hosted by Chris Stubbs joined by a world class lineup of Paralympic experts: Priya Cooper, Matthew Cowdrey, Heath Francis, David Hall and Liesl Tesch

With 40 days until the Opening Ceremony, Stan today announced it will deliver the most comprehensive coverage of a Paralympics in history for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Stan Sport will be the only place for Australians to watch every event from the Paralympic Games ad-free, live and on demand.

Stan Sport will complement the 9Network’s offering across free-to-air assets and 9Now, bringing the Paralympics to Australian audiences better than ever before.

As the Olympic Games conclude on August 12, sport fans will only have to wait a little over two weeks for the 17th edition of the Paralympic Games to take centre stage. The Games will launch in style with the Opening Ceremony to be held on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysées on August 29 (AEST). This will be followed by a densely packed programme across 11 days of competition. Viewers on Stan Sport can enjoy the action from 549 events across 22 sports showcased across more than 20 live and ad-free channels.

This live coverage will also be complemented by the the most comprehensive on demand offering including full replays for all events as well as select highlights and minis. This will make over 1400 hours of live and on-demand Paralympics coverage available to viewers on Stan Sport.

Stan Sport will also be the only place to watch Paralympics Daily available throughout the Games. Hosted by Chris Stubbs, the one hour show will review all the overnight action from Paris and preview what to look forward to in the day ahead.

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Paralympics Daily will also include opinion and analysis from five Australian Paralympic legends across a range of sports. This includes Australia’s most decorated Paralympian, Matthew Cowdrey, who alongside nine-time Gold Medallist Priya Cooper will provide unique insights into the 141 swimming medal events.

Also joining the Paralympics Daily lineup to break down the track and field action is former champion sprinter Heath Francis with an illustrious Paralympic medal tally of six gold, four silver and three bronze across three Games. Former Paralympics wheelchair basketballer and two-time para sailing gold medal winner Liesl Tesch as well as four-time Paralympic wheelchair tennis legend David Hall will also provide expert analysis.

Stan Sport’s Paralympics Daily expert lineup:

Para Swimming Matthew Cowdrey (Athens 2004 - 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze, Beijing 2008 - 5 Gold & 3 Silver, London 2012 - 5 Gold, 2 Silver & Bronze)

Priya Cooper (Barcelona 1992 - 3 Gold & 2 Silver, Atlanta 1996 - 5 Gold, Silver, Bronze, Sydney 2000 - Gold & 3 Bronze)
Para Athletics Heath Francis (Sydney 2000 - 3 Gold & Silver, Athens 2004 - 3 Silver & 2 Bronze, Beijing 2008 - 3 Gold & Bronze)
Wheelchair Basketball & Para Sailing Liesl Tesch (Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 - Silver, Athens 2004 - Silver, Beijing 2008 - Bronze, London 2012 - Gold, Rio 2016 - Gold)
Wheelchair Tennis David Hall (Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 - Silver & Bronze, Sydney 2000 - Gold & Silver, Athens 2004 - Silver & Bronze)

Stan Chief Executive Officer Martin Kugeler said:
​ “The Paralympics is an event of unmatched inspiration, athleticism and breathtaking competition. The place it holds in the Australian sporting landscape is one of incredible importance and we at Stan could not be more honoured to be able to deliver coverage of the sports, the stories and the competitors, direct to Australians, uninterrupted and ad-free.

Whether audiences want to watch every match live during the night, or catch-up on the action the next day, we have created a unique and dynamic offering to deliver the games to Australian audiences, in a way that compliments the remarkable athletes and their astounding achievements.

The team and I are beyond excited to watch the magic unfold and wish all of the competing athletes all the very best, for what is no doubt set to be a remarkable and fantastic Paralympics.”

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Stan’s Paralympics offering will also benefit from the recently announced enhanced Stan Sport interface with new features to help provide a premium, elevated and distinct viewing experience. Closed captions will also be available across a range of devices for select events, meaning the Paralympics will be accessible to more Australians than ever before.

The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games forms part of a huge lineup of action coming up on Stan Sport including July Test Rugby, headlined by the Wallabies v Georgia and All Blacks v Fiji (July 20), The Rugby Championship (August 10 - September 29) and the Olympic Games Paris 2024 (July 24 - August 12).

To watch Stan’s coverage of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, customers will need an active Stan Sport subscription. Coverage commences on August 28.
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The biggest Paralympic coverage anywhere around the world. ABC aired it 12 years ago with hardly any coverage in North America

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Even bigger than Channel 4.

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It’s a huge effort from any broadcaster in Australia to put in so much effort and time to cover the Paralympics in a way not seen here. Channel 7 aired it in 2016 and 2020(1). SBS only gave us highlights of the competitions in 2004

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Even when Sydney hosted them in 2000, the ABC only had a daily highlights package plus the opening (and possibly closing) cremony.

That’s not right - Channel 4 will have 1,300+ hours on YouTube alone with all of the individual sport & event streams being carried on the C4 Sport channel.

When you then add the linear coverage across Channel 4 & More4 (with 4Seven having sign language simulcasts of the Opening & Closing Ceremony, The Last Leg & daily highlight programs), the total number of hours will well & truly surpass Stan’s offering.

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We have come a long way

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