Channel 4 will broadcast over 300 hours of coverage from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with More 4 becoming a dedicated team sports channel.
With a multi-location format broadcasting from Tokyo, Leeds and London, Channel 4’s coverage will feature an all-star presenting team, over 70% of whom are disabled.
The Paralympic Breakfast Show, presented by Arthur Williams and Steph McGovern, and the live morning sports competition, hosted by Clare Balding, will air live from Leeds, the home of Channel 4’s national headquarters.
Ade Adepitan will then helm the Highlights show, airing from Tokyo, with fellow presenters Sophie Morgan, JJ Chalmers, Ed Jackson, Lee McKenzie and Vick Hope also reporting from Japan.
Bringing together award-winning entertainment and top-level sports action, The Last Leg, hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe, will air daily from London, with comedian Rosie Jones joining the show from Tokyo.
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Steve Brown, Lis Malone, Danny Crates and Liz Johnson will join the Channel 4 team as experienced pundits.
For the first time, More 4 will transform into a dedicated team sports channel, broadcasting live matches featuring ParalympicsGB teams in wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball.
Channel 4’s Director of Programmes Ian Katz said, “Channel 4 has long played a fundamental role in bringing a global audience to the Paralympic Games and for shifting perceptions of disabled people through our significant investment in coverage and award-winning marketing campaigns for London 2012 and Rio 2016.
“Now we’re finally able to get excited about bringing the long-awaited Tokyo 2020 Paralympics to UK viewers with even more coverage than ever before across multiple platforms, from multiple locations and hosted by a stellar presenting team.
“We’re looking forward to bringing the best coverage possible to the British public so we can all get behind ParalympicsGB and celebrate their success in Tokyo.”
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will take place from 24 August – 6 September.