Nine to Air Most Comprehensive Coverage of Paralympics in Australia’s History

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The 9Network in Australia has announced its plans to deliver the most extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Paralympic Games ever seen in the country. With just 100 days to go until the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, the network has revealed its hosting and commentary lineup, promising to bring the excitement and inspiration of the Paralympics to Australian viewers like never before.

“The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games has the ability to captivate the world and unite a sports-loving nation,” said Nine’s Director of Sport, Brent Williams. “It provides a powerful platform to showcase our elite athletes competing on a global stage and to share their journeys with all of Australia.”

Across the 9Network, viewers will be treated to over 300 hours of Paralympics coverage. Two curated linear channels, Channel 9 and 9Gem, will broadcast 14 hours of live coverage each day, from the Opening Ceremony on August 28 to the Closing Ceremony on September 8. Additionally, 9Now, the network’s streaming platform, will offer an unprecedented 20 dedicated high-definition live streams, ensuring that fans won’t miss a moment of the action.

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The hosting team for the prime-time coverage is set to impress, with Australia’s most decorated female Paralympian, Ellie Cole, joining forces with James Bracey and Paralympic icon Kurt Fearnley. As the day turns to night in Paris, viewers will be in the capable hands of Paralympic gold medallist and Australian icon Dylan Alcott, alongside Nine’s Sylvia Jeffreys, broadcasting live from the Mob Hotel, the base for the Australian Paralympic Team.

The commentary team is a who’s who of Australian Paralympic and Olympic champions, including gold medalists Annabelle Williams, Ryan Scott, and Troy Sachs, as well as silver medalist John Maclean. Olympic champions turned commentators, Sam Willoughby and Cate Campbell, will add their expertise, with Willoughby bringing a unique perspective as a former athlete living with tetraplegia.

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The 9Network is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games receives the coverage it deserves, utilizing the renowned Wide World of Sports production team and offering a total of 22 para-sports, featuring 4,400 athletes and 549 medal events. With behind-the-scenes access, documentaries, and around-the-clock streaming, the network is set to deliver an unmissable and historic broadcast.

“We are proud to be the exclusive home of this incredible event and look forward to providing the most comprehensive Paralympic Games coverage ever seen in this country,” added Williams. With just 100 days to go, the excitement is building, and the 9Network is ready to bring the Paralympics to the hearts and homes of Australians nationwide.

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