Freesat will be the only subscription free TV platform to carry all three of Channel 4’s extra live HD Paralympic channels, C4 Paralympics Extra, throughout the London 2012 Paralympics. The channels will offer an extensive range of live coverage, giving viewers three extra video feeds of action from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which open on 29th August and close 9th September.
This follows on from Freesat carrying all 24 BBC Olympic HD channels, for the duration of the Olympic Games.
Channel 4’s Commercial and Business Development Director, Sarah Rose, said:
We’re thrilled Freesat customers will be able to access C4 Paralympics Extra, Channel 4’s three dedicated channels of live coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. This further contributes to Channel 4’s ambition to bring viewers the most extensive coverage of the Paralympic Games ever broadcast in the UK.
Managing Director of Freesat, Emma Scott welcomed the agreement, saying:
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The launch of these new Channel 4 HD services is fantastic news for our customers. The additional 24 BBC Olympic HD channels on Freesat proved enormously popular and we know that the addition of the Channel 4 Paralympics channels will also be another huge hit with Freesat viewers: the perfect conclusion to a brilliant summer of subscription – free sport on Freesat.