Channel 4 has revealed their broadcasting plans for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with more than 70 per cent of the Channel 4 presenting team disabled.
Additionally, Channel 4 has committed t over 300 hours of coverage in bases Leeds, London and Tokyo.
Enable columnist and former Paralympian and wheelchair basketball player, Ade Adepitan will be hosting the highlights show directly from Tokyo where viewers can watch all the exciting highlights from the Games in the special show, Today in Tokyo.
“Now we’re finally able to get excited about bringing the long-awaited Tokyo 2020 Paralympics to UK viewers, with even more coverage than ever before across multiple platforms, from multiple locations and hosted by a stellar presenting team.
“We’re looking forward to bringing the best coverage possible to the British public so we can all get behind ParalympicsGB and celebrate their success in Tokyo.”
Adding a touch of comedy to the event, The Last Leg will return broadcasting daily from London with presenters Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe.
Furthering their commitment to disability representation, More 4 is set to become a dedicated ParalympicsGB team sports channel – broadcasting matches live from Tokyo.
Events already confirmed for broadcasting include wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.
Coverage will also be accessible with live subtitles. The opening ceremony is also confirmed to have live signing and audio-description/commentary simulcast on 4Seven.