Seven signs 2016 Paralympics Games deal

7_2000sThe Seven Network has secured rights to broadcast the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The deal, which includes broadcast and subscription television, radio, online, mobile and Hybrid Broadband Broadcast, makes it the first time the Paralympic Games have been covered by Australian commercial television.

They have traditionally been broadcast on ABC.

Seven is promising 14 hours a day of Paralympics coverage across its broadcast and online platforms.

The Games will be held in September 2016. Australia is expected to send 185 athletes to compete in 15 sports. At the last Paralympics, in London 2012, Australia came fourth in the overall medal tally with 32 gold, 23 silver and 30 bronze.

The Seven Network has already secured broadcast rights to the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympic Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games.



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