Freesat to offer Channel 4’s HD Paralympic Channels

Channel 4 to launch 'Project Shuffle' channelFreesat 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:

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.

61 thoughts on “Freesat to offer Channel 4’s HD Paralympic Channels”

  1. ian said:
    The channels are back on and have been all morning.
    Sky are spitting feathers at BT for this monumental cock-up.

    Great stuff, BT 1-0 to Sky!!! In reality though, apart from a few anoraks and enthusiasts who is going to be seeing it if these channels aren’t mapped to EPG LCN’s yet?? I’ll have a look tomorrow to see if they re-appear as not been at home all day today.

  2. Been bad a for while now. Had power failure issues and been struggling to work at the capacity needed so they have finally sorted back up for it.
    A bird with its own power issues!!

  3. It seems that there was an update scan last week to restore regionally to ITV Central regions East and South for those in the East Midlands and Nottingham.

  4. Still no epg entries on freesat for para-Olympic channels at 28Aug12.
    Same on multiple TV/STB.

  5. (required) said:
    Still no epg entries on freesat for para-Olympic channels at 28Aug12.
    Same on multiple TV/STB.

    They’ll appear Wed when the channels are added to the EPG.

  6. Neil said: They’ll appear Wed when the channels are added to the EPG.

    Hope they are better picture quality than that pathetic prog last night with John Snow. The live feed looked like Skype.

  7. C4 Paralympic Games has appeared on the Humax HDR as a seperate Channel Genre… no channels yet on the EPG

  8. EDIT re above…. Did a freesat tune and Channels 150, 151 and 152 are there in 1080i HD showing a preview screen.

  9. Richard Crichton said: Hope they are better picture quality than that pathetic prog last night with John Snow. The live feed looked like Skype.

    Yep, most disapointed the week long half hour preview shows on C4 (between 1930 and 2000) were not in HD considering they were interviewing some of the top Paralympians from Team GB.

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