Channel 4: How to Watch the Paralympics

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The London 2012 Paralympics starts on 29 August and Channel 4 will make history and broadcast the Games like never before.

Channel 4: How to Watch the Paralympics

Channel 4: How to Watch the Paralympics

More than 400 hours of live coverage will be shown during the 12 days of the London Paralympics, with multiple television and online channels dedicated to showing all the best action.

The London 2012 Paralympics starts on 29 August and Channel 4 will make history and broadcast the Games like never before.

More than 400 hours of live coverage will be shown during the 12 days of the London Paralympics, with multiple television and online channels dedicated to showing all the best action.

London 2012 will dominate the schedules from 7am with the Paralympic Games Breakfast Show - presented by Rick Edwards and Kelly Cates - with a 45-minute highlights show between 10.30-11.15pm being presented by comedian Adam Hills.

Coverage will switch to More4 when not shown on the main channel, while three additional streams of live coverage on six dedicated channels will be available on the Sky, Virgin and Freesat platforms - three in standard definition and three in high definition, covering numerous sports across the event, while Freeview will carry one these additional channels.

If you’re watching Freeview HD there will be another service available via the red button when you are watching the Channel 4 HD channel too.

All of the streams will be available to watch live on the dedicated C4Paralympics website at channel4.com/paralympics.

The website will also be the place for on-demand highlights of the major action as well as all the big news stories, personality-driven live text commentaries, results and medal tables, individual profiles of all ParalympicsGB athletes, video guides to particular sports and a lively and entertaining social media presence on Twitter (@C4Paralympics), Facebook (Facebook.com/C4Paralympics) and YouTube (YouTube.com/C4paralympics).

Lexi Decoder, Channel 4’s ground-breaking graphics system to explain complex Paralympic classifications, will be an integral part of the website as a tool for our users to understand this complex area.

Channel 4 will also have a multi-platform presence with Paralympics apps for both mobile and tablet devices - compatible with iOS and Android.

The apps, which will be free to download, will enable users to keep track of the latest Paralympic action and access comprehensive catch-up clips of events. The tablet app will also allow users to watch live streamed action.

Established Channel 4 news anchor Jon Snow will front the coverage of the opening ceremony on 29 August and the closing ceremony on 9 September, both to be shown live on Channel 4.

Jonathan Edwards will co-host the mid-morning show with Daraine Mulvihill, while Georgie Bingham will be joined by Arthur Williams, a product of Channel 4's search for new disabled presenters.

Former Paralympian and Channel 4 regular, Ade Adepitan, joins leading broadcaster, Clare Balding, to host the daily peak time show.

  • For all your latest news ahead of the 2012 Paralympics, follow @C4Paralympics on Twitter and like the C4Paralympics Facebook page

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