Para Alpine skier Adam Hall is set to participate in his fifth Winter Paralympics in Beijing ©Getty Images

State broadcaster Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has partnered with Attitude Pictures to show extensive coverage of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

The channel's usual programming will be taken over by television channel TVNZ Duke, giving the New Zealand Paralympic Team the centre focus on the free-to-air channel between March 5 and 14.

"This will be the first time that New Zealanders can watch every Paralympic event and we hope that by seeing the incredible performances across the full range of Paralympic winter sports that this will inspire disabled people, and Kiwis in general, to get involved," said Fiona Allan, chief executive of Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ).

Coverage begins with the Opening Ceremony on March 5, set to take place for between midday and 2pm NZDT.

The programming schedule continues between 8.30pm and 9pm NZDT for a daily highlights show allowing viewers to catch up on the events of the previous day.

The live and delayed coverage of events in Beijing will then take place straight after the daily highlights programme and finish at approximately 1pm NZDT the following day.

The coverage will feature Paralympic snowboarder Carl Murphy, who finished fourth in the men's snowboard cross at Sochi 2014.

Para Alpine skier Aaron Ewen will be among the New Zealand Para athletes profiled in the Attitude Pictures documentary ©Getty Images
Para Alpine skier Aaron Ewen will be among the New Zealand Para athletes profiled in the Attitude Pictures documentary ©Getty Images

"We’re excited to bring the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games to Aotearoa free-to-air," said TVNZ director of content Cate Slater.

She added New Zealanders "will have the opportunity to tune in and celebrate the courage and determination of our team" through TVNZ’s coverage and on demand streaming.

Attitude Pictures will produce a half-hour documentary called Cool as Ice – Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, profiling New Zealand’s Winter Paralympians, including Para Alpine skier Aaron Ewen.

Dan Buckingham, chief executive of Attitude Pictures and a former Paralympian, is looking forward to bringing Para sport to its audience.

"From the heart palpitations that come with watching blind athletes navigate the mountain, to the thrill of sit-skiers flying downhill at 120 kilometres per hour, as well as the power and precision of Para ice hockey, the Winter Paralympics brings so much intrigue and excitement and it is set to become an addictive watch for New Zealanders this March," he said.