France Télévisions picks up Paris 2024 Paralympics rights

France Télévisions has been announced as the exclusive broadcaster of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games from 28 August to 8 September 2024.

The broadcaster has picked up exclusive French audio-visual and digital rights to the 2024 Paralympic Games, with the rights complementing its pre-existing deal to broadcast the 2024 Olympic Games which will also take place in Paris.

With the rights, France Télévisions has pledged to triple its coverage of the Paralympic Games, agreeing to capture and broadcast all 300 hours of live sports coverage across France 2 and France 3.

France Télévisions will also spend the coming years following and promoting the careers of French champion Paralympic athletes in two of their magazine programmes Tout Le Sport and Stade 2.

Delphine Ernotte Cunci, president of France Télévisions, said: “France Télévisions is extremely proud to have been awarded rights to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. With the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we will be making the entirety of the greatest sporting event of the next few years accessible to all French people. In 2024, both the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be accessible on public broadcast channels, with the same ambition of exposure. I hope that the Paralympic Games and the 30 months that separate us from the event will be an opportunity to promote Para sports in France like never before.”

Tony Estanguet, president of Paris 2024 said: “In 2024, our country will host the Summer Paralympic Games for the first time in its history. Paris 2024’s ambition is to make this event an unforgettable celebration of sport, worthy of the determination and achievements of Paralympic athletes. 

“As the official broadcaster of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games in France, France Télévisions will take the media coverage and popular excitement around the event to a new level. With France Télévisions, we share the same desire to showcase Paralympic athletes and in particular the young generation who will help France win in Paris 2024, to make the French public aware of their performances and their unique backgrounds, and to seize this historic opportunity to bring about a lasting change in the way society views disability.”

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