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Sony acquires broadcast and digital rights to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

MUMBAI: Close on the heels of its CSR initiative to support Indian para-athletes, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has further cemented its commitment towards the cause with the acquisition of the broadcast and digital broadcast rights of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

As a continuation of its endeavour to support India’s sports talent, SPN will showcase regular updates and highlights of the Indian contingent’s performance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Sony Six and Sony ESPN channels as well on its digital platform SonyLIV from 8 to 19 September.

The coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will recap the best of Indian and international sporting talent. SPN will telecast the highlights of the Day sessions and Night sessions in two separate 60-minute capsules starting with the special 30-minute highlights of the opening ceremony.

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities and governed by the International Paralympic Committee, is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Adding on to the massive level of interest, India is represented by their largest ever contingent of 19 Indian athletes that will compete across 10 disciplines.

Rajesh KaulSony Pictures Networks president, Distribution and Sports Rajesh Kaul said, “The sports cluster of SPN has continued to show its support to the cause of differently-abled sports in India with the acquisition of the broadcast and digital rights of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. India is proudly rooting for the 19 para-athletes who are in Rio right now and there is an increasing public interest to watch how they perform at this International event. We remain focused on serving our viewers well and will telecast the highlights of the day and night sessions’ so they can watch a round-up of the Paralympian’s performance.”