IPC announces live streaming for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Date: August 25, 2016
The International Paralympic Committee has announced a deal with Dailymotion to provide live streaming of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games next mionth.
Around 680 hours of coverage from 13 sports will be live streamed on 15 High Definition (HD) channels on the IPC website Paralympic.org during the games.
Two of IBSA's paralympic sports – Football 5-side and Judo – are among the sports selected for live streaming. The IBSA Goalball Committee is working on a solution to be able to provide a live feed of the Rio Goalball event. The direct links to Football 5-a-side and Judo will be provided closer to the games when the channels go on-line.
The IPC selected Dailymotion to provide the streaming services. Dailymotion is the world’s second largest video sharing website with three billion video views per month. It also has an extensive network of media publishers, such as news sites, which use the Dailymotion player on their websites.
Craig Spence, the IPC’s Director of Media and Communications, said: “We’re really excited that during Rio 2016 we will be live streaming 72 hours of sport each day across 15 channels. It will mean that fans from around the world can either watch the Games on TV or on Paralympic.org. We’re really excited to be working with Dailymotion for the first time, to use their publisher network and bring the Paralympic Games to new audiences.
“Strategically Dailymotion is a really good choice for the IPC. Half of their user base is located in Asia – the location of the next three Paralympic Games."
“Although the IPC has strong broadcast partners in South Korea, Japan and China, we hope that using Dailymotion’s publisher network during Rio 2016 will help the IPC to build on that for the Games to come”.
The live stream, which will have English commentary, will be available in around 240 territories on Paralympic.org and in around 190 territories on Dailymotion.com/Paralympics. A full list of rightsholding broadcasters can be found on the IPC web site. This page will be updated with links to broadcaster streams.
As well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athletics, track cycling, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, judo, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis will be live streamed. All other sports will feature in the daily highlights which will be streamed at 16:00 and 23:00 BRT each day, as well as two news shows, shown at 03:00 and 10:00 each day.