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.
If you’re watching Freeview HD the same service will be 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.
Established Channel 4 news anchor Jon Snow will front the coverage of the opening ceremony on 29 August
The opening ceremony of the Games will be available on More 4 and online with Audio Description (AD). The AD commentary, which will be available for all viewers, has been specifically devised and scripted by two describers, who have a strong pedigree in theatre AD.
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.
The opening ceremony will also be available on More4 and online with Audio Description. The AD commentary has been specifically devised and scripted by two describers, who have a strong pedigree in theatre AD.
C4 Paralympics Extra is a new service which gives you up to three extra video feeds of action from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The C4 Paralympics Extra service runs from August 30th to September 9th when there are events happening live.
It is available on Sky, Freesat, VirginMedia, and also, on FreeviewHD. And, of course, these three video feeds are also available online at channel4.com/paralympics.
HOW TO GET IT
If you have Sky, you can press the Red button, where you will be taken to a screen where you can choose between the three extra feeds.
You will also find these three feeds directly on the Sky Guide at channel numbers:
C4 Para 1 450
C4 Para 2 451
C4 Para 3 452
C4 Para 1 HD 453
C4 Para 2 HD 454
C4 Para 3 HD 455
If you have Freesat, you can find three C4 Paralympics Extra channels in the guide at: 150, 151, and 152 - in either SD or HD, depending on your box.
C4 PG1 150
C4 PG2 151
C4 PG3 152
C4 PG1HD 150
C4 PG2HD 151
C4 PG3HD 152
If you have VirginMedia-HD, you can find the C4 Paralympics Extra channels in the guide at: 550, 551, & 552.
If you have got VirginMedia, but not the HD version, then they’re at 553, 554, and 555.
C4 PG1 550
C4 PG2 551
C4 PG3 552
C4 PG1HD 553
C4 PG2HD 554
C4 PG3HD 555
If you have Freeview HD, please go to channel 304.
On some Freeview HD equipment you can also Press Red whilst watching C4HD and a banner will pop up that will allow you to switch between the extra video service and D4H