Brazilian cable television network SporTV has acquired broadcast rights to the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, which are scheduled to begin here today.
The late deal has been signed between the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB) and Grupo Globo, SporTV’s parent company, according to Máquina do Esporte.
Rights were secured by the CPB from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and then passed onto Grupo Globo.
SporTV 2 and SporTV 3 will show more than 40 hours of live coverage from London 2017.
The CPB, meanwhile, will live stream the 10-day event through its official Facebook channel.
The agreement also includes rights to the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships, which are due to take place in Mexico City from September 29 to October 6.
More rights holders than ever before are signed up to screen the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.
Over 20 broadcasters from around the world are covering the event either live, as highlights, or via news bulletins.
In Great Britain, Channel 4 will lead the way by screening 30 hours of live action.
There will also be live coverage on BBC Radio Five Live, Five Live Sports Extra and BBC World Service.
With Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, Japan’s Paralympic broadcaster NHK will provide a daily highlights show and TBS will also screen coverage.
CCTV in China will livestream all 202 medal events and each day’s evening session will be broadcast live on France TV.
Highlights coverage will appear on Doordarshan in India.
NBC will showcase the event live on the Team USA channel and the Australian Paralympic Committee will livestream London 2017 via its website.
TVE will screen the event in Spain, as will the Spanish Paralympic Committee via a livestream on its website with Spanish commentary.
Other broadcasters lined up to show coverage from London 2017 in some capacity include Italy’s Rai, Germany’s ARD/ZDF, Austria’s ORF, New Zealand’s TVNZ, Denmark’s DR, Switzerland’s SRG SSR, Finland’s YLE, Norway’s NRK, Argentina’s DeporTV, and Canada’s CPC/CBC.
Live coverage and results will be provided by World Para Athletics and there will also be coverage on the Olympic Channel.
"Even before a medal has been awarded at London 2017, the World Para Athletics Championships have started to break records," Alexis Schäfer, the IPC’s marketing and commercial director, said.
"With TV pictures set to be beamed to more than 20 countries and over 800 accredited media in attendance, this World Championships will reach more people than any previous edition.
"I am certain that those who tune in to watch or listen will not be disappointed.
"Already Para-athletes have been in world record-breaking form this year, and I am sure that with the growing depth of talent, London 2017 will be a real global showcase of Para-sport."