NBCUniversal will present a record 1,200 hours of programming for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, which runs from August 24 to September 5, 2021.
These 1,200 hours will include over 200 hours of television coverage on NBC, NBCSN and the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA; the first hours of prime time on NBC; the start of coverage on NBCUniversal Peacock’s streaming service; live coverage of the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony on NBCSN; and full live coverage on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
Prime-time NBC broadcasts will feature the best stories and moments from the Paralympic Games, as award-winning NBC Sports storytellers weave edited competition coverage with athlete profiles and interviews, taking viewers inside games like never before. With a special focus on Team America’s athletes, the prime-time coverage will feature the athletes’ backgrounds and training, their motivation and performance, as they take on the world’s best on the biggest Paralympic sports scene.
Highlights of the lineup also include:
- On cable, NBCSN will broadcast the Tokyo Paralympic Games daily from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET, with original overtime and numerous reruns on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBCSN will present live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, August 24, and live coverage of the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, September 5.
- Over 1,000 hours of Tokyo Paralympic coverage will be broadcast on NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports app and Peacock. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream all TV coverage as well as archery, badminton, boccia, canoe, cycling, horseback riding, goalball, judo coverage , marathon, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, five-a-side football, swimming, table tennis, track and field, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
- Peacock will feature medal rounds in several sports, including men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball and women’s sitting volleyball, all three won by the United States at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, as well as rugby races in wheelchair and marathon.
- Accessibility features for TV coverage will include Closed Captioning (CC), as well as Audio Description (AD) services on select programming, to help viewers discover the accomplishments and stories of Paralympic athletes.