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    Nine marks 100 days until 2024 Paralympics with commentary lineup

    Nine has unveiled its full hosting and commentary line-up for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, 100 days out from the Opening Ceremony.

    The 9Network will screen the Paralympics across two curated linear channels – Channel 9 and 9Gem – and feature more than 20 dedicated HD live streams on 9Now. Stan Sport will also screen the Paralympics. 

    Across the 9Network, there will be more than 300 hours of Paralympics coverage, with 14 hours a day of live coverage across Channel 9 and 9Gem from the Opening Ceremony on 28 August to the Closing Ceremony on 8 September. With 20 streams in full high definition, 9Now will screen every event as well as replays, highlights, and behind-the-scenes.

    As the competition begins, Nine’s prime time coverage (5pm – 10:30pm AEST) will be helmed by female Paralympian Ellie Cole alongside James Bracey, and Para-athlete Kurt Fearnley. 

    They will then pass the baton to Paralympic gold medallist and former Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott and Nine’s Sylvia Jeffreys live at the Mob Hotel in Paris – which will be the home away from home for the Australian Paralympic Team – who will take viewers from 10:30pm – 2:30am AEST.

    Coverage will be rounded out with Paralympic gold medal swimmer Blake Cochrane alongside Nine’s Roz Kelly from 2:30am – 6:00am AEST.

    Nine’s commentator and experts lineup includes Paralympian gold medalists Annabelle Williams, Ryan Scott, Troy Sachs, Kelly Cartwright, Katrina Webb and Tim Matthews; silver medalist John Maclean and Para-triathlete Kate Naess.

    Alongside them will be Olympic champions Sam Willoughby, who experienced tetraplegia after suffering a career-ending injury in 2016; Cate Campbell – commentating on the swimming – and Jess Fox, who will commentate during canoe events.

    Nine’s director of sport, Brent Williams, said: “The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games has the ability to captivate the world and unite a sports-loving nation.

    “It provides a powerful platform to showcase our elite athletes competing on a global stage and to share their journeys with all of Australia. Nine and Wide World of Sports are proud to be the exclusive home of this incredible event and look forward to providing the most comprehensive Paralympic Games coverage ever seen in this country.”

    On the path to Paris 2024, Nine’s Beyond The Dream documentary series will continue in the lead-up to the Paralympic Games, going behind the scenes to discover the untold stories of Para-athletes.

    Australian Paralympian and three-time gold medallist Curtis McGrath will open his door to cameras to share his personal story in the lead-up to the Paralympic Games.

    A total of 22 para-sports are scheduled, with a total of 4,400 athletes competing across 549 medal events.

    The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will screen on the 9Network and 9Now live and free, and on Stan Sport, from 28 August 28 – 8 September.

    The post Nine marks 100 days until 2024 Paralympics with commentary lineup appeared first on Mediaweek.

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