NBC, one of the largest broadcasters in the USA, has refused to show live coverage of the Paralympic Games.
In a stark contrast to the UK’s 150 hours of live coverage and Australia showing in excess of 100 hours, NBC will only show 5.5 hours of highlights.
They will show four one hour highlight shows and one 90 minute highlight roundup show a week after the Paralympic Games finishes.
When you consider the incredible Paralympic athletes that this country has produced; Jessica Long, Victoria Arlen, Jerome Singleton and Blake Leeper to name but a few. It beggars belief that they would not be willing, let alone incredibly proud, to broadcast their victories.
In a year where so many barriers have been broken down and so many people have embraced Paralympic sport, it is more than disappointing that NBC have chosen this path and showed little support for their American athletes.
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