Watch 2016 Paralympic Games: Highlights To Be Telecast In India on Sony Six & ESPN :- Indian viewers will finally be able to watch the ongoing Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. However, It will not be live as Sony will show Paralympics highlights through its two sports channels – ESPN and SIX in two sessions of one hour each daily in India.
A press reports said that it will be completely non-live and coverage will comprise of daily one hour highlights. There will be two separate highlight episodes in one day – Day session and Night session. The highlights of Paralympics games scheduled on different times on Sony ESPN and Sony SIX.
The Indian viewers can see the highlights of the Paralympics game in Day session on Sony SIX channel and the Night Session on the Sony ESPN channel.
India have sent their biggest ever contingent of 19 including Athens gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia but no broadcaster, including the national channels Doordarshan, showed any interest to buy rights of the Paralympics.
Suchandra said that Paralympics have never been telecast in India. But this year was a very crucial year. The cost of rights did not rise nearly as much from London to Rio as it did from Beijing to London so even modest revenue growth should drive margins. Also, there are benefits of Rio time zone.
She further said that so we do not understand why it cannot be broadcast in India. We saw a tweet from the Prime Minister wishing luck to the para athletes participating in the Paralympics Games 2016. But how can we cheer for them until we can see them.
Indian-origin Nio who will be at the Games Village said that he is ready to provide coverage of the Paralympics Games 2016 in India.
This is nothing but discrimination. We are not here to find castigate anyone but to have a course correction before Tokyo 2020. I will spoon feed you with all details. They deserve to be supported and not sympathy.