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Details of Channel 4 Paralympic coverage released

Channel 4 has released details of how you can follow all the action from the Paralympic Games which officially starts next month on 24 August.

Channel 4 Paralympics Presenters And Athletes

The UK Paralympic broadcaster announced its most ambitious ever plans for coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, including a multi-location studio format and an all-star presenting team for the forthcoming Games.

It will broadcast over 300 hours and have a unique multi-location presentation model with its Paralympic Breakfast Show and morning sports competition coming live from Leeds, where the broadcaster’s National HQ is based.

The Highlights Show will then come to UK audiences from Tokyo, before returning to Leeds for an early evening show celebrating Paralympics GB medals of the day, followed by The Last Leg, which will be broadcast to audiences daily from London. Live overnight sport then comes from Japan.

In the build up to the Games, Channel4 are also running a series of Paralympic documentaries including Billy Monger: Changing Gear which will see Billy enjoy the great outdoors taking to the water for a paddle with KL2 World Champion Charlotte Henshaw.

Channel 4 Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games programming:

  • Paralympics Breakfast – live from Leeds, hosted by Arthur Williams and Steph McGovern
  • Live sport – presented from Leeds, hosted by Clare Balding
  • Team sports – live on More 4, hosted by JJ Chalmers and Ed Jackson
  • Paralympics Today in Tokyo – presented from Tokyo, hosted by Ade Adepitan
  • Gold Rush – presented from Leeds, hosted by Clare Balding
  • The Last Leg – live from London, hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe and Rosie Jones in Tokyo
  • Overnight live sport – presented from Tokyo

Key stats:

•Channel 4 will host over 300 hours of round the clock Paralympics coverage from Tokyo, Leeds and London

•Ground-breaking commitment that over 70% of Channel 4 presenting team are disabled

•More 4 will be dedicated team sports channel

•Paralympics Microsite will feature 16 live streams and over 1,000 hours – a first from a UK broadcaster

More information can be found here.