Paris 2024 has awarded France Télévisions the national broadcasting rights to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games (28 August to 8 September 2024).
The national public broadcaster shares Paris 2024’s ambition to make the Paralympic Games an unforgettable celebration of sport and is delighted to offer unprecedented coverage for the event, which will enable unparalleled media coverage of Paralympic sports and athletes.
As part of the agreement, Paris 2024 has awarded France Télévisions with exclusive French audio-visual and digital rights to the 2024 Paralympic Games, meaning the broadcaster has secured the broadcasting rights for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This acquisition completes France Télévisions’ unique and free-to-air sports offering for all and reinforces the status of France’s leading media organisation as the broadcaster of the Games.
A decisive agreement to promote the first Summer Paralympic Games to be held in France
Paris 2024’s ambition is to make the Paralympic Games an exceptional sporting experience, with stunning competition venues, such as the Invalides, which will host para archery, the Grand Palais which will host wheelchair fencing and para taekwondo, and the gardens of the Château de Versailles which will host para equestrian events.
To ensure maximum coverage of the event, Paris 2024 set ambitious criteria for selecting the national broadcaster for the Paralympic Games.
France Télévisions responded by agreeing to capture and broadcast all of the sports (a first in the history of the Paralympic Games), providing free access to 300 hours of live coverage and exceptional 24-hour exposure on broadcaster’s two premium channels, France 2 and France 3.
Through this agreement, Paris 2024 and France Télévisions wish to highlight the performances and achievements of Paralympic athletes and contribute, through sport, to changing the way society looks at disability. France Télévisions will also bring Para sports to life over the next two and a half years by following and promoting the careers of French champion para athletes in two of their magazines Tout Le Sport and Stade 2, as well as on its digital platforms.
Delphine Ernotte Cunci, President of France Télévisions said:
“France Télévisions is extremely proud to have been awarded rights to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. With the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we will be making the entirety of the greatest sporting event of the next few years accessible to all French people. In 2024, both the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be accessible on public broadcast channels, with the same ambition of exposure. I hope that the Paralympic Games and the 30 months that separate us from the event will be an opportunity to promote para sports in France like never before.”