The Australian broadcast rights for the Paralympic Games are not included in the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreement announced yesterday by Nine Entertainment Co., Paralympics Australia has confirmed.
Nine Entertainment will broadcast the next five Olympic Games as part of the new deal, beginning with the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and concluding with the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games.
Broadcast rights for the Paralympic Games out to 2032 were not part of the IOC negotiation and rights for Paris 2024 are currently in market.
That sales process is being led by Paralympics Australia (PA) in partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
The Seven Network is PA’s incumbent, having broadcast the past four Paralympic Games including ground-breaking coverage of the postponed Tokyo Games in 2021 which set Australian viewership records for the Paralympic movement.
Paralympics Australia President Jock O’Callaghan said: “The broadcast rights for Paralympic Games are one of the biggest responsibilities we oversee to continue to grow the profile of the Paralympic movement.
“With the Olympic rights confirmed for the next five Olympic Games, our work to secure a broadcast partner for the Paralympic Games now intensifies to ensure our Paralympians are also given the biggest stage possible to connect with Australian audiences and inspire future generations.
“Our negotiations for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games broadcast rights are at a crucial and exciting stage.
“The Australian and global broadcast rights for the Brisbane 2032 Paralympic Games will be sold by the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee. As a member of the Organising Committee Board and a Games Delivery Partner, Paralympics Australia looks forward to contributing towards successful outcomes from these arrangements at the appropriate time.”
By: Paralympics Australia
Posted: 9 February 2023