Channel 4 has promised to deliver an “unprecedented” level of Paralympic Games coverage across multiple platforms.
The broadcaster has already announced coverage would span Channel 4, digital channel More4 and the Channel 4 website and today confirmed that it will also offer coverage via mobile apps.
In addition three further dedicated channels of “uninterrupted live coverage” will be available on the Sky platform in both standard and high definition as well as online at Channel4.com.
Channel 4 says it expects to reach a deal with Virgin Media to launch the channels on the cable firm’s platform.
Veteran news presenter Jon Snow will lead coverage of the closing and opening ceremonies and Clare Balding and former Paralympic wheelchair basketball medallist Ade Adepitan will head the peak time Games coverage.
The broadcaster has said 50% of its presenters and reporters will be disabled, including former Paralympic middle-distance runner Danny Crates and former Paralympic swimmer Giles Long.
Speaking in February Jay Hunt, Chief Creative Officer at Channel 4, said: “Our coverage will contain in-depth analysis and intelligent, frank and thought-provoking insight from people who are equipped to bring these incredible but little-understood sports to a broad mainstream audience and help us to make this the biggest Paralympic Games ever.”