The national public television broadcaster, France Télévisions has secured the exclusive media rights of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games from Paris 2024. This development made the broadcaster the first French media to air the Games.
Through this deal, the television giant will provide 300 hours of live stream of all the Paralympic events on its channel, France.tv, free of cost and deliver a 24 hours a day unique exposure of the grand event on its two other premium channels France 2 and France 3. The broadcasting unit will also showcase the performances and inspiring careers of the Paralympic athletes to uplift the notion of disability in society. In addition to this, France Télévisions in association with Paris 2024 will highlight para-sports for the next two and a half years in the sports magazines such as Tout Le Sport and Stade 2, and also on its digital platform.
Delphine Ernotte Cunci, the President of France Télévisions commented on this mega collaboration and said, “Obtaining the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games is a source of immense pride for France Télévisions. With the Olympic Games, we will thus make the whole of the greatest sporting event of the next few years accessible to all French people. In 2024, all of Olympism and Paralympism will therefore be present on public service channels, with the same exhibition ambition. I hope that the Paralympic Games and the 30 months that separate us from the event, will be an opportunity to shine and promote para sports like never before in France, at the service of the integration of all.
Tony Estanguet, the President of Paris 2024, also gave his insights on the deal and said, “In 2024, our country will host the Paralympic Summer Games for the first time in its history. Paris 2024 aims to make this event an unforgettable celebration of sport, worthy of the determination and achievements of Paralympic athletes. As the official broadcaster of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games in France, France Télévisions will take media coverage and popular enthusiasm around the event to a new level.”
He further added, “With this major public service audiovisual group, we share the same desire to highlight the Paralympic athletes and in particular the young generation who will make France win at Paris 2024, to introduce the French public to their performances and their unique journeys, and to seize this historic opportunity to permanently change society’s view of disability.”