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TV New Zealand to air Paralympics until 2020

TVNZ and Attitude Pictures, who brought live and free-to-air coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to 2.2 million viewers last year, have extended their media partnership with the International Paralympic Committee to bring key Para sport events to New Zealand audiences until 2020.

The new broadcast deal builds on the success of last year’s partnership and will cover the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan.  New Zealanders will see extensive free to air coverage across TVNZ’s on air and online channels and through

Coverage will be co-produced by TVNZ and Attitude Pictures with the assistance of Paralympics New Zealand. As seen in Rio, the partners’ commitment to diversity will be reflected in the make-up of the production team – many of the presenters and those working behind the scenes live with disability. 

TVNZ is pleased to extend its coverage of Paralympic sports, says Director of Content, Cate Slater: “New Zealand loves watching our top athletes perform at the highest levels and offering live sport free to air gives everyone an opportunity to be part of the excitement.”

Attitude Pictures CEO and founder, Robyn Scott-Vincent, says: “By securing these rights we extend the 13-year TVNZ-Attitude commitment to disability and diversity. Together we lifted Paralympic sport to a new level by taking audiences inside the daily lives of athletes to showcase elite sport and highlight the potential of the 1.1 million Kiwis who live with disability.”