CBC/Radio-Canada Secures Paralympic Broadcast Rights
The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has announced that CBC/Radio-Canada will be the broadcast home of the Paris 2024 and Milano-Cortina 2026 Paralympic Games, in a bid to bring back visibility, coverage, and continuity to the Canadian Paralympic movement.
Previously, CPC has been a rights holder of the Paralympic Games broadcast and has been working with CBC/Radio-Canada and a consortium of partners since 2014 to reinstate broadcast licensing.
The public national broadcaster will deliver comprehensive Paralympic Games coverage across television, streaming, and digital formats in both English and French.
Commenting on the announcement, CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO, Catherine Tait, said: “We are proud to renew our commitment to presenting the very best in sport through our partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee.”
“As Canada’s Paralympic Network, it is a privilege to bring audiences the joy of watching Canada’s talented Paralympians as they compete on the world stage,” she said.
CPC CEO, Karen O’Neill, added: “We have enjoyed a wonderful working relationship with the CBC for years now, and this next chapter really builds upon the previous success in sharing the stories of Canada’s remarkable Paralympic athletes,”
“The CBC continues to deepen their commitment to Paralympic sport and the powerful role it can play to promote the value of sport, inclusion and access for each Canadian,” she said.
The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games are set to being August next year, and the Milano-Cortina Paralympic Winter Games to run in March 2026.
This announcement comes after the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board approved 22 sports for the LA28 games.